By making simple changes in your garden, for example, securing fences and gates and by locking away tools and equipment you can prevent an intruder from accessing your home.
The Metropolitan Police Service advises homeowners:
Making your front garden tidy and secure could prevent an intruder from entering your home. The back garden is the most vulnerable part of a house and requires careful attention to security. Fences offer vital protection for a house and can deter burglars. Garden sheds and garages are a very popular target for burglars and are often overlooked when security is being considered. Solid wooden gates offer easy entry for thieves because they are sturdy to climb and tend to be tucked away at the sides of houses.
Don’t make a burglar’s life any easier by leaving gardening tools available for him to use to force his entry.
A good insurance policy will insure goods in the open, such as garden furniture and a BBQ. You will also be covered for the cost of re-landscaping following an insured peril loss; so if you have expensive plants and shrubs it may be wise to check your insurance cover is adequate. For full details and limits please speak to your client manager.
For more information on protecting your home visit: http://content.met.police.uk/
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