Most of us are too occupied in keeping our home lock and tight, without realizing that our garden sheds do deserves the same security that our homes require us.

The market nowadays is teeming with security and anti-burglary systems, from the traditional multiple locks, alarms, to sophisticated CCTV cameras all designed to ward off thieves.  Surprisingly though that most homeowners take lesser initiative in keeping their garden sheds secure.  It is a common knowledge that sheds houses valuable garden equipment such as lawn mowers, tractors and other garden machinery.

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High value equipment is attractive to thieves

In the 2010 M&S Money’s survey, it had been revealed that an average garden shed content is valued £1000 at least. This is due to the fact that garden sheds can contain garden trimmers, lawn mowers, generators and other valuable garden machinery that will be easily desired by thieves and be sold easily.

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Aside from the mentioned equipment above, mountain bikes, golf clubs and other sports equipment can also be placed inside the garden shed making them vulnerable to thieves.

Likewise, children toys such as children’s bikes, scooters can be easily carried by burglars without the knowledge of the homeowners; making garden sheds the one of the most valuable home property due to its contents.

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Place garden shed in a hidden place locked tight

Install a heavy duty padlock or a bolt system on a garden shed’s door. This can discourage thieves from opening forcedly the shed door and have the shed’s contents protected. Bolts, locks and heavy duty padlocks available in any DIY stores.  Or you can opt for shed alarm and have it installed to keep your valuable intact and safe.

Most garden sheds have window. Putting thick curtains, blinds can stop prying eyes from peering inside. Or you can cover expensive garden machinery with thick covering.

You can also note the serial numbers of equipment and garden machinery inside the shed. It will be easier to the authorities to find and locate your stolen items and a valid and strong proof of your ownership.

Ensure a safe environment

Is your garden lies in a busy or a less beaten path? Garden gates must be locked at all times. And investing in security lighting to lighten up your shed will be enough to discourage thieves.

Make it habit to always keep unused grass trimmers or any garden equipment inside the shed. Scattered screwdrivers, pitch forks and spades will be used on their advantage to ransack and destroy your locked garden shed’s door.

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