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Crime Prevention Shed and Garage Breaks

Alert message sent 25/08/2020 14:20:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

There are certain measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim, such as:
• Fit an alarm to your garage or shed – most DIY stores stock battery- operated alarms suitable for
this purpose.
• Always mark the property you keep in your garage or shed with your postcode – this will help
identification if they are stolen and then recovered. Keep a list of property with photographs.
Register your property on
• Make sure your garage or shed is fitted with a good strong lock, padlock, door hinges or other
security device such as a Garage Defender.
• Make sure items inside the garage or shed are secure – large items can be padlocked together
or you could sink a post into the floor of the garage and padlock items to the post.
• Always remember to lock your garage or shed after use.
• Do not store large quantities of valuables in your garage and shed.
• Keep property and fencing in good repair and ensure that foliage and trees are kept trimmed.
• Check with your insurance company that you are covered for items stored in your garage or shed.

Message sent by
Scott Walker (Police, PCSO, Southampton District)

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