LONDON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
PropertyQuoteDirect have suggested that garden security is essential to modern homes, yet it is something that is often overlooked. If you're a landlord that lets properties with gardens, then keeping these gardens safe and secure is not only beneficial for your tenants, but also for you as a landlord.
Joe de Vries, of PropertyQuoteDirect, a landlord insurance website, has been explaining: "Securing a garden is often overlooked. This is reflected by the fact that a new study has revealed that thieves are increasingly targeting gardens as they know this could potentially be the easiest route into a property. What is very surprising is that research has revealed that burglars have actually taken to stealing expensive shrubs and trees from gardens."
Furthermore, it was revealed that around 20% of British gardens have been affected by these bizarre thefts whilst the north east was the most commonly targeted location for this with £72.21 of goods stolen each time.
PropertyQuoteDirect have looked at numerous ways to effectively secure your garden. The most obvious way would be to implement high fences around the parameters of the garden whilst installing a security light. Other ways could be to install CCTV in the garden whilst including a securely locked gate at the back will also be beneficial.
Another method of keeping thieves out could be to use nature itself as a defence mechanism. For example barriers of prickly hedges may be enough to deter thieves.
By implementing security measures, a landlord's property will be just that little bit more secure; it could be the difference between being burgled or not.
PropertyQuoteDirect is part of Bedford Insurance Services. If you'd like to request a quote simply visit their website today.
Joe de Vries