When you are a home owner you have a lot to deal with regarding keeping your home running smoothly and protecting it from evil-doers who would victimize you and your property if given the chance. A lot of people make sure they secure their home, but they tend to forget about their yard, outbuildings and commercial garage doors. Interesting enough, these areas tend to be burglarized often because the thieves can get in and out with a better chance of doing so unnoticed. Here are some very helpful tips on ways you can protect your property:
Consider putting a chain link fence around the property
Putting in a chain link fence is a great idea because it puts a border between people passing your property and your home, as well as outbuildings, items in the yard, vehicles in your driveway and more. The fact that this type of fence can be easily seen through is another thing that actually helps protect your property because it lets other people in the neighborhood see what's going on in your yard so they can report suspicious activities they happen to notice.
Have motion sensing lights installed in important parts of the yard
You should have motion sensing lights installed around the property in specific areas. A few of these include on the front porch, on the back porch, at garage entrances, at outbuilding entrances and anywhere else where you feel someone may want to trespass on your property for one reason or another.
Put secure locks on outbuildings
A lot of sheds and workshops are secured with just regular doorknobs that lock. The problem with this is these buildings can be easily targeted because they can be broken into unnoticed and they tend to house tools, equipment, and other items that can be worth a lot of money. You can better protect your belongings by making sure that all of the doors to outbuildings have high quality deadbolts on them.
Protect your garage properly
If you are like most people then you may have a lot of valuables in the garage. Along with tools, most people also keep expensive keepsakes and possibly even their vehicles and recreational vehicles in there. You should consider putting window guards on the windows of your garage.
You also want all the regular doors to have deadbolts and to be made of a solid material so they can't be easily broken into. When it comes to the garage door, you want to have it repaired as soon as there are any issues so it's not left vulnerable. You should also secure the emergency lever by tying something through the small hole in it and securing it to the track. This way, someone can't use a long wire, such as a straightened wire coat hanger, to pull it from the outside to open the garage door.