Home Security: Tips For Outside Your Property


Home security measures can always be improved upon but its not just the ones for your property itself that you should be looking at, home security measures for outside the home can also play a vital role in better securing your home against burglars. This is why our team at Alcatraz-Edinburgh Locksmiths have put together this guide so you know what outdoor security measure can benefit your overall home security.

Outdoor Security

Having a high level of security both inside and outside of your property will have huge benefits for any homeowner. By implementing the following outdoor security tips you will achieve the best level of security for your property.

Outdoor Security Improvements

  • Outdoor lighting.
  • High fence or gate.
  • Use blinds or curtains.
  • Keep valuables out of sight and locked away.
  • Keep bushes and shrubs under control.
  • Get high security locks on garages, sheds, and outbuildings.
  • Make sure tools, equipment and kids toys that have been used in the garden are locked away securely when not in use.

You don’t need to implement all of these measures straight away, you can do it over time as and when your budget suits, some of the points are easy and cost free to implement such as putting tools and equipment away and keeping garden plants and shrubs under control. However, when your budget allows, installing a high fence or gate is a good one to start with as this will actively deter burglars from even considering your property as a target as they have hurdle to overcome before they even get near your property.

If you need more information on improving your home security measures both in and around your property, or would like help implementing or upgrading existing security measures then contact Alcatraz-Edinburgh Locksmiths today – 0131 467 7675