Upgrade Your Backyard Security With Specialty Locks and Hardware

Lockworks Unlimited, Inc.
4 min readJan 28, 2021

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.


Tall fences that are difficult to climb and hard to break are a good deterrent for thieves. These fences not only make it difficult to easily access your backyard, but they also keep potential thieves from peering in to see what they can steal. Picket fences add an extra deterrent considering their pointed tops threaten pain for would-be climbers.

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.


Many homeowners choose to store outdoor items inside a shed. These items may include lawnmowers, power tools, gardening tools, lawn decorations and chairs, and their value can quickly add up. Keeping these items safe from theft and vandals can help you feel secure with the shed you own.

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

A backyard barbecue is a great way to cook a variety of meals, but it is also filled with some valuable equipment. The grill, propane tank and cooking accessories can cost hundreds of dollars after everything is all set up.
Instead of rolling the grill away every time you cook, you can secure it in your backyard. Mixing a typical grill cover with some locking clips will make it easy to secure your grill and prevent anyone from accessing the various parts and the grill itself.

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

Swimming pools can invite all sorts of trouble to your home if they are not safeguarded properly. There are many parts of the pool you should consider adding locks on. One of these areas is the pool gate itself. Prevent people or animals from getting into the pool area by securely locking the gate.

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.

Need Help Securing Your Backyard? Our Bay Area Locksmiths Are Ready

At Lockworks Unlimited, Inc., our professional team can assist you with all your backyard security needs. We can fully survey your yard to find its weak points and help you build a plan to keep it safe. We offer a wide variety of locks as well as camera and security devices such as motion sensors. If you want to keep your home and family safe, rely on our expertise to get the job done. Call us at (650) 379–6939 or fill out our online contact form.



Lockworks Unlimited, Inc.

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