The items that you store in the garage, shed, and other outbuildings on your property hold some sort of value – whether it's monetary value or sentimental, you want to protect the contents as best you can. Here, you'll find a few ideas to help you secure your property including the contents of these buildings.
One of the first things that can be done quickly, easily, and fairly affordably is installing a video surveillance system. You can opt for a wireless system that can be installed in minutes. Simply mount the cameras in different locations on the property and connect them to the receiver, recorder, or wireless internet system within your home.
When placing the cameras, check the monitor to ensure that you have covered every area of the property. Blind spots can be very frustrating when the time comes to see what has happened.
Consider installing some cameras in areas where they can't be seen. A combination of hidden cameras and easily visible cameras will help prevent intrusions and capture images of those who do not change their minds once they've seen the visible cameras.
Door and Window Alarms
The locks on windows and doors only do so much. Unfortunately, it's nearly impossible to create a completely impenetrable garage or shed, but when you have alarms on the doors and windows, you can be alerted, and possibly scare off the potential intruder.
These alarm systems can be connected to a home security system or used independently to alert you when the doors and windows are open. When the connection between the gadget on the frame disconnects from the gadget on the door or window, a loud siren will sound.
Motion-activated lights are available in solar power form. Rather than having to run wiring or replace existing exterior lighting fixtures, you can simply mount them wherever the sun will shine on them and charge them throughout the day.
Remember, cheap motion lights do not allow you to change the sensitivity setting. This means that the neighbor's cat could trigger the lights. If animals tend to roam throughout your property at night, opt for the upgraded lights that can be set so you don't have the lights popping on and off all night.
These three updates will help to secure your garage and outbuildings. Hopefully, with these measures in place, potential intruders will pass by your home and opt for easier-to-access unsecured locations.
Contact a company that offers video surveillance systems to learn more.