Theft of property from homes and gardens can add up to thousands of pounds and most home insurance policies only offer limited coverage for property stolen from your garden.
However, there are several measures you can take to protect your home and garden, including outbuildings, from burglars. One of the most cost-effective methods is to improve your garden security.
If your home is protected with an alarm system, it may deter an opportunist thief from breaking into your house, but they may move onto your garden to see what valuables they can steal.
Securing your garden
Your first line of defence against theft from your garden is to make sure that your gates and boundaries are secure, especially in more obscured areas of your garden where it can be easier for a prowler to hide out of sight.
JVB Solutions can help boost the security of your garden, and as we are an experience home security company that installs burglar alarms and fire safety systems, we can also install more secure garden gates and highly effective motion-sensitive garden security lights.
We can install security lighting to illuminate those dark and secluded areas of your garden that could be hiding an intruder and will trigger when they detect any movement.
Helpful security tips
Sturdy walls or fencing can help to keep intruders out, but to make it more difficult to gain entry to your garden, you could fix a 12-18 inch trellis to the top of your fence.
Not only does the trellis look pretty with some thorny climbing roses growing on it for extra protection, but the trellis will not support the weight of a person trying to scale your garden fence. The noise of breaking trellis will be enough to alert you to an intruder.
Growing thick hedges can provide a highly impenetrable barrier. Thorny shrubs are a good choice, such as Berberis, hawthorn, or holly. Or you could try planting low-growing thorny shrubs at the base of your garden fences, around drain pipes and under windows to deter intruders.
Secure your gates
If you have old or flimsy garden gates, then JVB Solutions can install stronger and more secure gates to make it harder for intruders to gain access to your garden. Once installed, you should keep your gates closed and locked, especially gates that allow access to the rear of your garden that may be hidden from view.
The benefits of garden lighting
JVB Solutions are fully qualified electrical installers and we supply and install garden lighting and security lighting to help illuminate your garden and protect it from intruders.
Our outdoor security lighting systems are fully designed and tailored to meet your individual needs and we will install and position them to be most effective at keeping prowlers out, without being a nuisance to your neighbours.
Why not get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your garden security lighting needs. We will talk you through your options and help you choose the best option in security lighting.