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Security and the garden room

Although most people religiously lock their doors and windows before setting the alarm and leaving the house, when it comes to the security in the garden, things tend to be thought of in less strict terms. This is understandable when you're talking about a basic garden shed that houses a few half-empty tins of paint, compost and a couple of deck-chairs but a garden room is an investment that should be protected.

Garden rooms can be used for just about any purpose, whether it's a home cinema, a gym, a multimedia games room or a playroom. Creating a comfortable space that your family loves to spend time in will inevitably mean more valuable items being stored inside, so security should be a top concern, particularly for electrical items.

The good news is that Garden Spaces rooms use the same high-quality, highly efficient glazing for windows and doors that you would find on your home. They come with the exact same type of locks and keys as used on houses, so are perfect for use on garden rooms. There are another few measures that you can take to protect your property however, making sure that it not only stays safe and secure, but even deters potential damage.

Firstly, if possible, it's a good idea to be able to see the main entrance to the garden room from the main body of the house. While many people like the idea of a garden room being tucked away, the potential to be seen acts as a deterrent for many people who may otherwise try to break in. With this in mind, using PIR sensors to sense movement and turn on external lights also reduces the risk that somebody may try to break in.

Keeping valuables out of sight is also a sensible practice, which is easily done by installing full length blinds that remain closed when the garden room isn't in use. Although you can take some things out, such as a laptop from a garden office, removing televisions or printers isn't practical, so instead covering them up and out of sight is better. If there are no valuables on display, for many criminals, it's not worth the risk of breaking in.

For greater security, you can extend your home alarm system to include the garden room, protecting it as well as your main home. If this isn't possible, then small, internalised alarm systems to monitor the doors and windows are available, and could provide an audible signal if anyone attempts to damage your property.

Making sure that the fences around your home are also in good order, repairing damaged panels or covering holes in hedgerows. Some of the simplest crime prevention techniques are about preventing access in the first place!

Many families love their garden room and it becomes their favourite room in the house, so protecting your property isn't just about safeguarding the investment in your home, but also making sure that the space is safe, secure and able to be enjoyed by all for years to come!

Date: 27/08/2018 | Author: Roger Hedges