Outbuilding & Shed Burglaries in Suffolk

Crime Reduction Advice from Suffolk Police

  • Always keep sheds locked, with a good quality close shackle padlock
  • Ensure sheds are behind a secure perimeter
  • Use dusk to dawn lighting
  • Use hasp and staples, a padbar, or coach bolts or non-tamper screws to fasten hinges/hasps
  • Security mark property, with your house number and post code
  • Fit anchor points to secure items
  • Have a monitored alarm fitted (i.e. texting alarm)
  • Avoid storing high value items
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In addition, register serial numbers of tools and equipment via immobilise.com and make a personal record.  This will help identify items if they are found, and speed up the process of returning items to the owners.