For this week’s blog post we thought it was time to shed (sorry!) a little light on how important it is to safeguard garages and outbuildings from the theft. Unfortunately, sheds and garages are often overlooked when we think of home security. However, because they’re often used to store valuable items such as bikes, power tools and golf clubs, it’s essential that they have the security they need.
Why you need to protect your shed or garage
There has been a rise in the popularity of cycling over recent years, particularly since many people have used lock downs as an opportunity to get back onto wheels. As a result, there has been an unfortunate increase in the number of bike thefts from sheds and garages. Thieves often steal bikes ‘to order’ and are more likely to target properties where they know expensive bikes are stored. With this in mind, it’s a good idea not to leave a bike rack permanently attached to the roof of your car as this is a visual clue thieves will look for.
Most bikes are stored in a shed or garage located on a driveway, down the side of the house or garden. These areas can be particularly dark at night, so installing security lighting is an affordable and effective way to further deter thieves. We install a range of security lighting products with options to suit all requirements and by illuminating the outside areas of your home, you’ll not only enhance the security of your outbuildings but the rest of your home as well.
At FirstEye we also install security systems suitable for protecting sheds and garages. With options including stand-alone systems or systems designed to integrated with an existing alarm, fitting a security alarm offers a reliable way to give your valuable bikes the protection they deserve.
Taking a few simple steps to improve security could also help you reduce your insurance premiums whilst providing you with much needed peace of mind.
Contact FirstEye to find out more
If you would like to find out more about security for sheds and garages, or to obtain a free security survey, please get in touch by calling 0113 228 8599 or email email@example.com