Outbuilding Security Advice

Dear Watch Member,

As the weather starts to become warmer (although not in May according to the weather forecasts!), people confined to home are spending a lot of time in their gardens using gardening tools and leisure equipment, which are often left out or stored in outbuildings.

Burglars tend to target sheds, garages and outbuildings at this time of year looking for valuable power tools, bikes and other expensive items.

We recommend that everyone takes some basic security measures to make sure their gardens and outbuildings are secure. Leaving tools and gardening equipment lying around in your garden can attract thieves, as they are valuable and could also be used to break into your home.

Locking tools away in a shed or garage when you are not using them and making outbuildings as secure as possible, with strong locks or even an alarmed padlock, will help keep your property safe. Dusk till dawn security lights in your garden will make your home even safer, along with locking windows, doors and garden gates and making sure your fences are in a good condition.

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Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
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