It is common sense that when we leave our homes to go to work, run an errand, or go on a vacation that we need to lock up. Keeping your home safe when you are there and when you are gone is critical. It deters burglars and unwanted guests from entering your property and destroying it or stealing your possessions.

When we think of keeping our homes safe, we tend to remember our front entryways and our garages as the two main points of entry to a house. What about the backyard? Security for your sliding doors and fences is just as critical as your front door locks.

Backyards tend to have less lighting, which makes them a targeted area for break-ins.

Securing Fences and Sheds with Padlocks or Other Locks

Secure your Wesley Chapel fence with a padlock.

At Cheap Lock & Key, we have the tools and experience to keep your home safe. There are multiple options for homeowners looking to keep their fences secure. The most common options available are

  • Padlock
  • Keyed latch
  • Keyed door hardware
  • Pool gates
  • Coded access panels

The hardware should be made of weather resistant material to make sure it does not weaken.


Keep intruders from entering your property through your fence gate by installing a proper lock. Self-closing and self-locking latches are best for gates, however, padlocks are a great alternative to this as well.

Another great way of keeping your back yard safe is by installing a fence that comes with additional security. Barbed wire fencing or iron fences with pointed spikes will keep outsiders from scaling the fence into your private property.

Garages and Sheds

Many homeowners keep valuables in their sheds and garages that they want safely locked away. Padlocks are a great way of preventing burglaries on these structures. You will want to make sure to purchase padlocks that are durable and can withstand impact from the elements, pliers, a hacksaw, or crowbar.

Cheap Lock & Key can make recommendations on the type of padlock you should purchase and even offers padlocks for sale to customers.

Check Your Patio Door Locks

Patio doors are the most vulnerable doors to your home. They frequently have faulty locks and can be easily broken into. Patio doors offer a huge view into your home, making it easy for robbers to plan and execute a robbery. Since your locks can be easily broken or difficult to secure, make sure you take extra measures in ensuring your patio doors stayed locked.

At Cheap Lock & Key, we recommend using one or more of these additional security measures on your patio doors

  1. Install a window film to prevent burglars from breaking through the glass.
  2. Add alarm sensors to the area, including glass break sensors to alert you if a break-in were to occur.
  3. Put a wooden or metal rod in the tracks of the sliding door.
  4. Add an armor latch or deadbolt to the inside of the sliding door. A professional locksmith such as Cheap Lock & Key can help install one of these for your home.

Have a locksmith like Cheap Lock & Key on call.

Sheds can be secured with padlocks at Brandon properties.

For the communities of Tampa, Wesley Chapel, and Brandon, Cheap Lock & Key actively helps homeowners install and purchase patio door locks and padlocks to help fortify backyard security.

As a reputable local locksmith, we are also available when keys for your new backyard security go missing. Consult with us about keeping your backyard secure! Multiple solutions are available to help you feel protected in your home and make sure your family remains safe and sound both day and night. Call us at (813) 545-5462 for any of your lock and key needs!