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Burglary Advice - Part 3

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Garages and Sheds…


Locks – If the door to the shed is solid core wood and at least 44mm thick, it can be secured with a mortice deadlock. The lock should conform to the BS 3621 kitemark.


Secure sheds – a small number of specialists, security rated sheds are available – however can be a little expensive. These are useful though to store more expensive tools, bicycles and sometimes there is a little room for your vehicles in there. These garages give you the opportunity to be able put further security measures in, for example putting in cycle racks to double secure them will deter any thief as it isn’t easy to remove.


Wooden sheds – most of these are not as secure as a brick built one, so it is advised not to keep valuable equipment in them. If you do, ensure that you have a good padlock such as a hasp and staple bolted through or fixed with non-return security screws, and secured with a padlock. You may also want to consider shed alarms – as these will stop thieves in their tracks due to the noise.


Securing items – as mentioned before expensive items can be chained to securing rings bolted to concrete floor or masonry walls and using an engraver to security mark them permanently, along with photos uploading them to the National Property Register.


We offer security marking – it’s in the form of engraving this can be on tools, mobility scooters and any hard/tough surfaces and bicycle marking through BikeRegister. Please email MNT@derbyshire.police.uk if you wish us to visit and security mark your property.


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Thanks PCSO Kirsty Hunt

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