Secure the access to your shed or garage by locking gates and using thorny bushes next to walls and fences.
Have you visibly marked the contents of your shed? Make a note of serial numbers and photograph valuable plants and ornaments.
External security lights which are activated by movement are a useful deterrent.
Doors of sheds require attention. Use strong padbars and close shackle padlocks. Up and over garage doors supplied with standard lock fittings should also be fitted with a padlock or lockable bolt. Windows should be secured with locks or grilles.
Use coach bolts or non-return screws to secure door hinges.
Chain cycles, mowers, ladders and tools to a strong anchorage point.
Alarms for sheds and garages are available for under £20 at most DIY stores, catalogue shops and builders merchants.
Together we’ll crack crime. Join a home watch scheme.
Exactly what insurance cover do you have? Check that your household policy covers you for theft from your garden and outbuildings.
Burglaries of sheds and garages are growing! The police together with Neighbourhood Watch Groups are asking for your help. The value of property in sheds and garages is more than people think.
Thieves are targeting them for power tools, cycle and sports equipment. Hand tools are stolen and used to break into homes. So let’s weed out these thieves by getting some sheducation!