For those of you who like to maintain your garden lawn and ensure your garden looks well kept throughout the year, you will probably have a range expensive gardening tools, equipment and lawn mowers. However, it may be surprising to hear about the risk of garden theft, which is becoming increasing common through out the UK.
Halifax Insurance reported a 58 % increase in garden theft last summer, with record numbers of stolen lawn mowers and other expensive gardening equipment reported, which are difficult to recover or replace.
How to keep your lawn mower safe.
Expensive equipment such as ride on lawnmowers and other gardening tools are usually stored outdoors, preferably in a garden shed. However, to ensure your lawn mower is not vulnerable to thieves, we recommend the following security measures.
1) Store equipment in a secure metal garden shed
The best solution would be to keep all property under lock and key, in a secure metal garden shed where it is out of sight from potential thieves. Although a wooden shed would also do the job, they tend to very easy to break into and are not as secure as a metal garden shed.
A convenient and easily accessible metal storageshed is the Addition unit available from Asgard, a medium sized metal garden shed providing secure outdoor storage of your garden tools and equipment. Built from our tough, galvanised steel with an integral metal floor and convenient large double door access, this unit features an excellent 3-point locking system. The heavy duty Addition garden store is versatile storage unit providing excellent weather-proof protection for your gardening equipment.
With a secure metal storage unit, not only is your equipment kept organised and secure, it is also protected from the rain and snow, thereby providing additional protection from rust and damage.
2) Secure equipment with a heavy-duty ground anchor and chain
Alternatively, if space is limited, the next best thing would be to secure your lawn mower in your garden with a Ground Anchor. This would be attached to the lawn mower with a sturdy chain and secured with a strong padlock.
The advantages of a ground anchor is that it can be installed either outdoors or even in a garage, and some can be attached to the wall as well as the ground. Think about accessibility and convenience of using the ground anchor before you install it, as it may be difficult to reposition the anchor once it has been installed.
Stay one step ahead of garden theft – Click here for top tips on garden security as recommended by London Metropolitan Police.
For more outdoor storage options, visit our website http://www.asgardsss.co.uk/ to view our high security metal garden sheds and range of ground anchors and chain locks.
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