Many of us are experts in securing our home. We may have strong door locks, motion-sensitive floodlights, a large dog ready to bark at anyone or anything, and, of course, keen eyes. Yet it might be that thanks to the size of your property, you can enjoy larger or exterior structures outside of your usual home. This may take the shape of a converted barn transformed into an expensive office, an amazing tool shed, or perhaps a workshop filled with tools you have spent years collecting.
Thieves often like these exterior buildings more than they do the idea of breaking into your actual home – because they know where you’re likely to spend less time. For this reason, thinning up a few methods you can take to dissolve any opportunity of a would-be thief or trespasser even beginning to make their criminal effort is worthwhile. Unfortunately, snake pits, swinging logs and tripwire-cannons are very much discouraged and possibly even quite illegal, so let us offer some practical and sensible advice you could use:
Anti-climb paint works as its namesake suggests. It provides a very sticky and staining substance that prevents anyone from climbing on your building without being heavily marked by the effort. This non-drying coating and associated warning can prevent anyone from even starting to make the effort. Of course, you don’t need to paint your entire building in this – only windowsills, exposed walls and areas you deem fit can be matched with your usual paint job, helping you ensure that the building deters without serving a hazard to children.
Strong & Thorough Locking Systems
Strong and thorough locking systems can prevent a break-in, while keeping the structural integrity of your building strong. This can be aided by the use of Mul T Lock deadbolt installations, providing a perfect way to secure a door or other entryway. It’s worth investing in locks that stand the test of time and can withstand pressure. Furthermore, it could be that integrating these with your alarm system can provide the backup contingency if a trespasser somehow manages to find a way in. In this respect, a strong and thorough locking system is the first line of defence against a security threat.
Visible Sight Lines
It’s healthy to know what’s going on with your building, but of course, it’s hard to know if you can’t quite see it. For that reason, it can be worth making sure the exterior property enjoys some kind of sightline from your main home. This might involve cutting down hedges, directly influencing your treeline, or simply making sure that you have video camera access. This can help you keep an eye on your property should you hear anything suspicious, or rather, that you can see and report issues without having to go outside.
With this advice, we hope you can more readily and easily protect an exterior building on your property. It never hurts to spend time protecting our properties.