Summer is here and your bikes and outdoor property may be vulnerable. Please consider these tips to protect your property:
When you are at home, please keep your bike secure and locked at all times.
When you are out, always lock your bike, even if you are only leaving it for a few minutes.
Avoid parking your bike in isolated or dimly-lit places. Always park your bike in a well light well populated area when possible. Thieves are less likely to commit a theft where they can be easily seen.
Get a good bike lock. The hardened steel D shaped locks are recommended as the minimum standard.
The theft of garden ornaments, furniture, yard tools, and planters is another Spring/Summer trend.
Consider the security of your yard and remember that valuable planters and ornaments are safer in the back garden where passersby are less likely to see them.
Secure garden furniture by using an anchoring device and other devices to make it harder to move.
Visible markings where possible, fit strong padlocks to doors.
Consider getting a shed alarm – they are fairly inexpensive and easy to install.
I hope you find these tips helpful this summer.