Security Checks for Sheds and Outbuildings
Written by: Mirah Lucas
We tend to spend more time outside in these summer months. As a result, we tend to spend more money, as well. After winter, we’re outside tending to our gardens and lawns, cultivating their beauty with our expensive garden and landscaping tools. Garden equipment may seem like frivolous items, but like many of your possessions, they are worth protecting. Therefore, it is important to make sure that any sheds, garages or outbuildings are properly protected against theft. The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) recommends ways to keep your tools safe.
This may seem obvious, but it is important to put your tools away after you’re finished using them. Not only does this keep things in its proper place, but it also prevents any thieves from the temptation of taking any equipment that is not properly stored.
Always check doors and windows on any outbuildings. Check for:
broken windows, and
any other sign of weakness.
It is also important to check all of your padlocks, to make sure they are in good shape.
Many consumers purchase simple locks and install them themselves. However, with your expensive garden equipment, consider hiring a professional locksmith for the task.
Make sure to install lighting around any outbuildings. Another option could be an alarm.
Expensive tools are worth protecting; however, be aware that they are often used as a means to break into other buildings, as well. This is even further incentive to make sure they are securely stored. These small investments in security can prevent you both loss and damage.
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