Font Size A A A
Thames Valley Alert Thames Valley Alert
Click here to sign up to Thames Valley Alert Click here to login to your Thames Valley Alert account
Click here to sign up to Thames Valley Alert Click here to login to your Thames Valley Alert account

Shed security advice

Alert message sent 18/06/2019 08:14:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


Good Morning we have received a report of a shed that has been broken into on the Heyford road Somerton where garden equipment has been stolen. Please take time to review your garden security.
  • You are probably disciplined about locking your doors and windows when you leave your home, but what about your shed or garage?
  • Research shows that thieves often take tools such as ladders and spades, from a garage or shed, to help them break into a house, ensure yours are always locked away.
  • Try to site your shed within view of the house and ensure there is adequate lighting. Consider installing an alarm.
  • Visibly mark all removable items with your postcode and house number. Register property at www.immobilise.com or www.bikeregister.com
  • Ensure the shed is in a good state of repair. Fit a good quality padlock.
  • Ensure the hasp is bolted through the shed and into a steel plate. Secure up-and-over garage doors with padlocks through the inside runners or fit a padlock (with hasp and staple) to either side of the door.
  • Replace ordinary screws on outbuilding doors with non-return screws or coach bolts.
  • Glue, smeared over the heads of screws, may stop the thief from unscrewing them.
  • Make a note of make/model/serial number of tools and bicycles, take photographs and secure in a safe place.
  • High value items such as bicycles and lawn mowers should be shackled together, ideally to the fabric of the building or to a metal post cemented into the ground.
  • Consider having lockable steel boxes fitted to the floor to store your tools.
  • Obscure the window of your shed/garage to prevent thieves seeing what you have inside.
  • Use signage to let offenders know you have security marked your property and you are a member of a Watch Scheme.
In an emergency please call 999, otherwise please call 101 (the national police non-emergency number
 
Message sent by
Louise Beaumont (Police, PCSO, Bicester)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk.

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.