Whenever on a home inspection here in Orlando, one of the things I inspect are the exterior outlets. If exterior outlets are not properly installed, then they can be a real safety concern.
Exterior outlets need two forms of protection at the very least. First, they need self closing "doors" like the one seen in the picture to the left. They also need to be GFCI protected. If those two safety measures are not there, beware.
Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL