8 ways to improve your Garden Security
Don’t make it easy for thieves to enter your garden, maximise your garden security with some of our top tips to deter break-ins.
Over the past couple of years, garden theft has been on the rise, with some statistics saying that as many as 1 in every 7 homes has been subject to garden theft. With your average garden shed being filled with power tools, garden furniture and bicycles, the risk thieves are willing to take has only increased. Our beloved garden sheds can hold some of our most expensive and prized possessions with the average British Garden estimated to be worth around £2,000. It’s easy to understand why a robber will empty your back garden in no time at all.
Security is a very important factor to us here at Asgard with many of our metal sheds receiving approval from police initiatives such as ‘Secured by Design’ In order to achieve this status our products have been rigorously tested by the Loss Prevention Certificate Board. During the testing, the sheds undergo multiple forced entry tests to ensure that all break-in points are tested. The LPCB has been working within the industry for over 100 years setting the standard for security and fire products. The high standards set by the LPCB means that the tested products perform effectively and help us to ensure your garden equipment is secure in your Asgard.
Your garden is the first line of defence to a burglar, so it’s important to have deterrents in place, like strong fences or gates, if there is an access point at the side of your property ensure you have a lockable gate, the same size as your fence. Gravel gardens can also help as it’s nosey to walk on. We have a created an infographic below to help deter thieves in your garden.