Upgrade Your Backyard Security With Specialty Locks and Hardware

When it comes to protecting your home from burglary, many homeowners only think about their belongings inside their house. But have you ever thought about the stuff you leave outside? A backyard can be a treasure trove of valuable equipment, tools, furniture and more. Neglecting backyard security could lead to the loss of many of these items as well as your sense of security. Here are a few things you should consider when it comes to backyard security.


Our locksmiths have experience setting up locks on gates. Whether it is a simple combination lock or a digital keypad, we have you covered. Do not rely on a simple latching mechanism to secure your backyard. Even a padlock on your gate will help secure it.


This is why you should hire a locksmith to install a hasp lock. A hasp lock offers a secure barrier over the face of the door and will ensure that the lock or hardware cannot be easily pulled off.

Depending on the type of shed door you have, it may be a good idea to have multiple hasps installed on both the top and bottom of the door. This is especially true for a material like wood. It will help prevent the wood from being yanked, smashed or cracked by vandals.

If the shed has windows, a locksmith can check to ensure that they are properly locked and install extra locks as needed.

Barbecue Areas

Secure locks can be added to the grill, and high-security keys can help prevent the locks from being jammed or broken into. Aside from a tarp, a chain could also be attached to the legs of the grill and attached to something more secure on your home or patio. A locksmith can provide a secure lock and key to go with the chain.

Pool Areas

An alarm padlock can be installed on the gate. This has a loud indicator to showcase when anyone has opened the gate improperly or does not use the proper code.

Smaller locks should also be used on the pool function control boxes. This includes controls for lights, filters and other things your pool may have. Damage to these could cost hundreds of dollars or cause an increase in your electric bill as devices continuously run.

If you have a pool house or some type of poolside storage unit, you should have this area protected as well. Locks and keypads will make it easy to keep pool floats, swimming accessories and deck furniture all protected from vandalism and theft. You can effectively keep crime away from your property.

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Lockworks Unlimited, Inc. is a Redwood City locksmith serving the Peninsula since its founding in 1994.