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Is your shed secure - Aylesbury Vale

Alert message sent 20/03/2017 13:48:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Is your shed secure – Aylesbury Vale

Spring is here and many residents will be working in their gardens.
In the past, burglaries to sheds and outbuilding, start to increase in the spring and summer months.

Thames Valley Police is asking residents to take a moment to think about the security of their outbuildings:-
  • Make sure your sheds, outbuildings and garages are locked when not in use, by using strong padlocks.
  • Consider fitting bars or locks to the windows.
  • Use anti-tamper screws, to prevent doors being removed.
  • Use a battery or mains operated shed alarm, which can be bought from most DIY stores or garden centres.
  • Consider using a strong box, anchored to the floor, to store smaller tools and lock bigger items, such as lawn mowers, bicycles etc to each other, or to the shed.
  • Mark all your tools and equipment with your postcode, or you can purchase property marking kits, which uniquely identify property as being owned by you (further details on our website – link below).
  • Make sure that anyone acting suspiciously is reported immediately to the police.  Where possible get a description of them, along with details of any vehicle they are using.
  • If you are working in your garden make sure your doors are secure (both front and rear) when they are not in your direct view.
Further crime prevention advice and information can be found on the Thames Valley Police website.  You can also open the attached information (below).

Please make sure that opportunist criminals are not benefiting from your work in your garden!
Message sent by
Diane Brown (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Aylesbury Vale LPA)
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