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It may not seem obvious, but protecting your garden and outbuildings like sheds not only keeps bikes and other valuables safe, but can also stop burglars accessing tools to get into your home.
Leaving ground floor windows, doors and patio doors open in the summer can give burglars the perfect opportunity. If you’re upstairs or out of the room, even just for a few minutes, close them and help shut burglars out.
Consider buying a shed alarm. These are usually quite cheap but still effective.
Add an extra layer of protection to shed windows with laminate sheets of film or internal metal grills.
Planting particular shrubs (in their mature or semi mature form) along garden walls and fences can make it harder for burglars to access your property or put them off completely. To maximise this effect plant them close to each other.
We recommend planting any of the following:
You can still make use of these tips by planting in front of ground floor windows to prevent easy access.