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Be Shed and Garage SECURE

Alert message sent 15/05/2019 16:27:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Thefts from sheds and outbuildings have been occurring in your area recently.

Many people take a great deal of trouble securing their home and property. However, they'll happily leave valuable tools and equipment in their shed or garage which is either unlocked or so old and run-down as to prove no obstacle whatsoever to thieves.

The following crime prevention advice should help you to protect your property from thieves.
  • Secure the access to your shed or garage by locking gates and using obstacles such as trellis or bushes next to walls and fences.
  • visibly mark the contents of your shed - make a note of serial numbers and photograph any valuables.
  • Use external security lights - that are activated by movement - as a deterrent.
  • Ensure shed doors are locked and windows are secure - use a strong padlock, such as a closed shackle padlock on the door. Use coach bolts or non-return screws to strengthen door hinges and locks or grilles on windows.
  • Chain cycles, mowers, ladders and tools to a string anchorage point.
  • Alarm your property - small alarms for sheds and garages are available at most DIY stores for less then £20.
  • Check that your household policy covers you for theft from your garden or outbuildings. if not make sure you have the right cover.
For further advice and information please visit:
Message sent by
Emily Odell (Police, PCSO, Test Vaelly District)

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