Outdoor Security: How to ‘Spring Forward’ Securely

This year the 27 March sees the clocks officially Spring Forward, meaning we can all begin to enjoy longer days and lighter nights. This time of the year also means we can look forward to 3 bank holiday weekends in the next 10 weeks!

Many of us will use the coming months as an opportunity to get out in the garden to salvage our flowerbeds, or blow the dust off our power tools in the shed. Others will see the upcoming bank holidays as the perfect time to get the BBQ out for it’s first turn of the year.

Whatever you’re planning to do follow our 5 Top Tips for good outdoor and garden security:

1) The first time you get back out into your garden, take the time to have a walk around your perimeter and see if you can spot any potential weakspots; if you can spot a way in, so can a burglar!

2) Whether you’re toiling with your new hedge trimmer or re-mastering the handling of your lawnmower, ensure all tools and equipment are safely locked away after use inside your shed.  Don’t leave valuable items out in the open for thieves to snatch!

3) There’s no point in having a shed if you don’t keep it locked! Make sure you have a sturdy locking hasp and/or padlock fixed to the door and consider shock sensor alarms for the doors and windows.

4) Many burglars will target walls or fences as the simplest ways to breach your perimeter. For a simple but ultra-effective solution consider installing a lightweight wooden trellis on top of your existing fencing, making them near-impossible to put weight on and deterring climbers!

5) Whilst you are occupied in the back garden busy planting, painting or barbecuing, some opportunist thieves will look to target the front of your home, undisturbed. Ensure the front of the house is protected with reliable door and window alarms that will get your attention if activated.

To view our full range of outdoor security products visit www.redlinesecurity.co.uk.

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