Patio furniture may not be something you worry about being stolen. But the truth is, not all burglars are looking for a big score. Patio furniture is usually out in the open, easy to grab, and stealing it is far less risky than breaking into a home. Not to mention, some patio furniture can be worth a pretty penny, which is why you want to know how to secure patio furniture from theft.
Nobody wants to wake up and see their patio furniture stolen. Fortunately, there are ways to protect your outside assets. Here’s how to secure patio furniture from theft:
Lock Down Your Patio Furniture
One of the best ways to prevent patio furniture theft is by locking it down. You can do this in a variety of ways. For one, you can bolt down larger patio pieces to the ground, such as tables, benches, outdoor sofas, etc. A bonus is your patio furniture will remain secure during extreme weather.
For smaller patio furniture, you can use steel cables (wire rope). All you have to do is tie the smaller piece of furniture to the larger piece and then secure it with a lock. And if you don’t want to bolt larger pieces of furniture to the ground, you can just tie all your pieces together with the steel cable. Cutting the cable is incredibly difficult, and a burglar stealing your patio furniture when it’s entangled is next to impossible.
Limit Visibility and Accessibility to Your Patio
One thing that will certainly catch a burglar’s attention is valuable items in plain sight, and your patio is no exception. Since many patios are outside and in open spaces, consider adding shrubs or foliage to limit the view from the street, neighbors’ houses, backyard, etc.
A fence is another great option that limits both visibility and accessibility. The options for fencing or foliage are immense, so you shouldn’t have much of an issue finding the right options for your budget. But just remember, any additional barrier you add better protects your outside items.
Install Motion Sensors or Surveillance Cameras
Nothing beats the protection of around-the-clock security coverage. A home security system is the best defense against would-be burglars. Motion sensors are apt at detecting movement and can immediately trigger alarms or lights, quickly scaring off unwanted guests. And security cameras give you a bird’s-eye-view of your outdoor and indoor space 24/7.
Learn how ADS Security can better protect your assets both inside and outside your home by contacting us today!