If you love DIY and the tools in your workshop are mounting up, it may be time to get some security. Tools can be very expensive and are the ideal prize for a thief. Don’t leave your workshop open to theft, get some protection now! There are a number of things to do to up the security in and around your workshop.
Security lighting is one of the cheapest ways to defend your workshop. Put up motion sensor lighting around your workshop, this will make the area around your workshop highly visible and will deter thieves.
Create an inventory list
Make a list of all the tools you own of value and their serial numbers. It is also a good idea to mark these items with your postcode.
Make sure your tools are covered by insurance. This way, if they happen to get stolen they will be covered and you won’t lose out.
If you have a neighbourhood watch where you live, join. This is a good way to help protect not just your workshop, but your home and neighbours.
Get an alarm fitted in your workshop. A motion sensor alarm is a good deterrent to theft as it will sound as soon as someone enters, scaring them away.
Now this doesn’t have to be the real thing, but how about fixing some fake CCTV cameras to the outside of your workshop. This will only work if they look convincing and of course if the potential thieves are worried about their identities being discovered. However if you are very concerned about the threat of a break in, it may be worth considering getting the real thing if you can afford the expense.
Secure workshop storage
Another good way to help protect your tools is by securing them inside a secure storage unit. Placing one of these inside or alongside your workshop will be a great way to deter theft, as they are extremely tough and difficult to get into. Asgard has a range of secure workshop storage units designed to keep tools secure and safe from theft.
These workshop storage units are incredibly strong, made from tough weatherproof steel and fitted with security features such as 5 point locking systems, pick resident locking mechanisms and reinforced doors, panels and hinges to keep thieves out! These workshop storage units are also Insurance Approved to level 1. Visit the Asgard website to find out more about Asgard workshop storage units.