Secure your rear garden by shutting and locking any gates. You should also check any boundary fences to make sure they are secure and well maintained.
Put away tools and gardening equipment securely after use – they could be stolen or even used to break into your home if left lying around – and remember to lock your shed, preferably with two ‘hasp and staple’ locks near the top and bottom of the door.
Remember to always lock your garage door securely. Metal ‘up and over’ doors can be secured with extra locks fitted to either side and/or a floor-mounted locking ‘T’ bar with a closed shackle padlock. Wooden garage doors can be secured with two substantial hasps and staples and closed shackle padlocks (PLC Security can advise on the most secure options.)