ms like tools and lawnmowers. If you must store valuables in the shed, mark them with your postcode and house number using a UV pen, and lock the shed with a sturdy chain and padlock or an anchor device. However, if the shed has glazed windows that could be smashed, for example, or a door bolt that could be unscrewed, it won’t be secure without modifications.
Garages are also vulnerable to break in and, if they have internal access, could be an easy way into the house. While you can improve the security of garage windows and back doors with locks, grilles and laminated glass, the main door (where the car goes in) can often be ignored. Some have a key-operated handle, which can easily be replaced if it doesn’t work, and there are locks available to suit other types of garage door. You can also fit doorstops in front of the main door to prevent it from being opened, or secure it from inside with a padlock. Again, security-mark any valuables stored in the garage and, if you can, chain them together or to an anchor device with a good padlock to make them harder to remove.