If you’ve ever experienced a break-in or had unwanted guests somewhere on your property then you’ll know how unnerving it can be. But could you unintentionally be making your home a target? If you do not have the right privacy measures in place, criminals are more likely to choose your home as their target for theft, criminal damage and more.
Here are three top reasons why having a fence and gate is so important to your home.
People can get close to your home
Without a gate at the front or back of your home, it’s very easy for passersby to walk straight up to your property, peer through your windows and scope out the area. For additional protection, adding a gate creates a barrier between your home and the street so only those with authorised access can get near your home.
Your valuables can be easily seen
Gates and fences protect the perimeter of your home which means getting close to your home is harder and therefore your belongings are less at risk. Often, opportunists will target a home when they see easy to reach valuables through your windows or in your car, but with a gate and fence in place, this is less likely to happen.
Unprotected homes are easier to escape from
When someone targets your property they’ll have thought about how they can get in and out of your home quickly which is made easier when you don’t have security measures in place. On the other hand, if there are hurdles to overcome such as a gate or large fence, this can be a major warning sign for criminals as they are more likely to get caught.
At Ilkeston Fencing, we specialise in domestic and commercial fencing that’s high-quality and affordable. Keeping your property safe should be your number one priority, so don’t let broken fencing and damaged gates affect the vulnerability of your home. Get in touch with us today and find out how we can help.