Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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Shed burglaries are on the increase..........
Many people under estimate the value of the items they store in their sheds. Unfortunately criminals are fully aware of the value of the goods that some people do store in vulnerable places.
A shed is not designed to withstand any form of determined attack but there are some simple measures you can take to make them more secure.
- Position your garden shed as near to your house as possible so that it is clearly visible from your home.
- Consider painting your house number and postcode onto your valuable gardening equipment (e.g. lawnmower, strimmer and tools). This makes them much less attractive to potential thieves as it makes them more difficult to sell on, and also increases the chances of the property being recovered and returned to its rightful owner if it is stolen.
- Avoid storing valuable items such as power tools, fishing tackle or golf clubs in a shed. These items should be stored inside your home or a secure garage.
- If you have been working in your garden ensure that you lock away tools such as spades or forks when you’re finished. Tools left out overnight could be used by an intruder to gain access to your property.
- If you don’t intend to use the windows in your shed you can make them secure by screwing them shut or fitting window locks. Hanging old curtain or netting up against the window will prevent any prying eyes from seeing what is stored in your shed.
- The most effective way to secure shed doors is to fit a strong hasp and staple complete with the relevant padlock. All of our hasps and staples come with all the suitable bolts and fittings to make it as easy as possible.