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The garden and log cabin shed is often seen as an open door to thieves, and in many cases it is, but this is not always so. You will find that many thieves can feel a little uneasy about being caught in the garden without any obvious escape or being seen in action. Never the less the garden shed should still be treated as a weak spot. After all you do have quite a lot of items in there, many of which are not worth very much to the thieves when they sell your gardening items on, but the cost for you to replace them can be quite a lot.
1st Choice Leisure Buildings, garden and log cabin shed suppliers, recommends that this means using a little common sense and keeping your garden shed locked when not being used. Ensure that the lock on the shed door is a good strong one so this would be hard for a thief to break. You can also make the shed more secure by the addition of a shed alarm or, if possible, a garden security light. These are the lights which come on then anyone approaches your shed.
The upside to this, besides helping to draw attention to thieves, is that it makes is easier for you when you go down the garden to your shed during the darker evenings. The downside is that you need a power source for the light and also the nuisance factor when nocturnal animals in your garden activate the light. The happens in my garden and you sometimes ignore the light as you think it is only a fox. Very bad practice on my behalf as I should know better.
I always advise using a fold over hasp and staple on your garden shed door for the lock because these will enable the screws in the staple to be covered and will stop a thief just unscrewing the hasp. You can reinforce the strength of these hasps and staples by ensuring that at least one of the screws in the hasp and staple is secured using a nut and bolt which goes through the garden shed wall. This means that the lock can not just be forced off with a crowbar.
This advice about garden shed thefts is reiterated by Greater Manchester Police who again say thefts are rare but you should still take actions to make sure thefts are stopped totally. PC Phil buck, the Crime Prevention Officer told his local paper that as the evenings get lighter and the weather less cold then this is the time thieves start looking for unprotected garden sheds, garages and other outdoor garden buildings
The crime figures for garden related incidents are low in the Pendle and Bury area but home owners have been asked to protect their homes and gardens even more. PC Buck said that shed theft is low and that most of these garden crimes could be prevented. He recommends that all your property is security marked as well as keeping all garden sheds and out buildings locked and secure. By doing that you are reducing the chances down to slim that thieves will target your valuables.
He also suggests putting strong padlocks on your garden sheds or even adding a shed alarm. He further suggests that windows should be covered to remove the visible temptation and that garden tools should be put away. This is because the tools can be used to aid breaking into property. Besides this you can mark your property with a UV pen, or even better by engraving your garden items. This is best as it makes it harder for the thieve to sell your items on. Ensuring your shed is covered by exterior lighting is also good advice.
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