There’s certainly no denying that having a beautiful new driveway installed is a serious calling card for your home, providing the warm welcome you’re looking for while adding value and giving you somewhere suitable to park your car (which is excellent for insurance purposes, of course).
However, one practical aspect that should always be taken into consideration is the security of your new driveway, something that should not be overlooked if you want to keep your property as safe and secure as you can.
The good news is that there’s a lot that can be achieved and property owners these days have a raft of different security options available to them.
In fact, protecting the outside of your home is just as important as protecting the interiors and you may find that having external security measures in place serves as a very real deterrent, keeping nefarious people away from your property.
CCTV is one of the best ways and most immediate ways to go about safeguarding your assets and you’ll find there’s an option available to suit every budget, so don’t be put off investigating these surveillance systems based on cost. Thanks to smartphone technology, you can even monitor your home while you’re out, giving you even greater peace of mind.
Lighting systems are something else to consider and this can be factored in at the design and installation stage. Outdoor lighting is often overlooked but by making sure all the dark spots are well lit will mean that intruders have nowhere to hide and you’ll easily be able to see if there are any lurkers poking about, particularly if you opt for motion-activated lights.
And, of course, an obvious choice for security are secure gates and access control systems, making it even harder for prospective thieves to target your home. If you’re especially worried about your vehicles, you can also consider security bollards to further bolster your defences.
If you need any further help or advice relating to driveway installations, get in touch with the LW Landscape team today to see what we can achieve together.