Homeowners and allotment holders in Aylsham are being encouraged to protect their sheds and garages from opportunist thieves, by installing an alarm. The Aylsham Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has a quantity of alarms for sale as part of their policing priority to prevent and deter thefts from sheds and outbuildings. The alarms once installed alert householders, by emitting a loud noise, of intruders trying to break-in.
PCSO Tracey Frost from the Aylsham SNT said: A simple yet effective alarm can help deter criminals from targeting your shed and garage and stealing your property. Often people do not realise how much value tools, bikes and gardening equipment can add up until it is stolen. It is particularly important to carry out security measures at this time of the year which historically sees thefts from sheds, garages and outbuildings increase .
The team has alarms suitable for sheds, garages and driveways and all cost just 20, available from Aylsham Police Station. Alternatively e-mail email@example.com 1 or call 0845 456 4567 . To protect your shed from being targeted Norfolk Constabulary offers the following advice: Do not neglect the hinge either side and use security screws or bolts through their fixings.
Fit good quality mortice locks or padlocks 1/3 up and 1/3 down on the door to reduce the leverage available. Secure the windows with a weld mesh or a crime shield product secured from the inside. Fit a security light to deter potential thieves.
Use padlocks and chains to secure high value items including power tools, lawnmowers and cycles to an anchor.
Overtly security mark your property with your house number and postcode.
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