NHW Guide to Home & Garden Security

Your guide to crime prevention – Home and Garden Security

Protect your Garden

  • Maintain hedges and fences to prevent unwanted visitors from entering your garden
  • Close your garden gate and lock it from the inside
  • Store bins and ladders carefully so they can’t be used as climbing aids
  • Store tools and equipment somewhere secure after use so they don’t get stolen or used to break into your home
  • Secure sheds and garages with suitable locks and consider fitting shed alarms and security lights
  • Disable lawn mowers and other large machinery when not in use and chain items together  or to a solid anchor point
  • Security mark valuable items – taking photographs and recording details such as serial numbers and identifying marks can also help to identify items if they get lost or stolen.
  • Consider registering valuables on a property database such as www.immobilise.com


For more detailed information please visit the Kent Police website: https://www.kent.police.uk/

PSE 59727 Andrew Judd, Volunteer & Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer, for South East Kent Police.