There are some basic precautions you can take to keep your sheds, garages and outbuildings secure

» Clearly mark all your garden and power tools with your postcode

» Register all serial numbers at the website

» Make sure all doors are fitted with good quality locks or Solid Secure padlocks and kept locked

» Secure hasps with coach bolts or anti-tamper screws

» Photograph valuable and unusual garden ornaments and keep these in a secure place

» Cover the windows so people cannot see in

» Consider buying a shed alarm. These can cost from around £20 a small amount to help secure your items

» Never leave your shed or garage door open if you are not around or out of sight.


If you have any information about offenders or see something suspicious, call us on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. In an emergency dial 999.

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