Whilst home security is a priority for a number of people, they often overlook the security of their outdoor shed – which often contains valuable contents that are sometimes forgotten about.
According to a 2017 survey, the average British homeowner stores over £2,000 worth of furniture, tools and bikes in their sheds – and worryingly, the same survey reveals that most don’t have a clue how to properly secure their outdoor buildings.
Sometimes, sheds are used as an extension of the home too, often housing personal offices or gyms that could make the price of replacing stolen equipment soar.
Ways to Secure A Shed with Screws and Anchors
The first step is to ensure that you have a good quality lock and inspect the shed itself – testing the structure and making any required repairs that may be necessary.
The next most important thing is the screws. Thieves can often unscrew any hinges or connections and the contents of your shed are then at risk. Choosing the right bolt or security screw can make a huge difference in how easy, or hard, it would be for a vandal or thief to access your shed. Coach Bolts can be used to secure the actual structure of the shed together, and these self-tapping bolts are perfect for fastening wood to wood. These are available from stock in sizes between M5 and M12, with specials available to order.
Making sure that specific parts of the shed are truly tamper-proof is important too, and this can be done with security screws. Some security screws are used in public areas to stop vandalism and could be the perfect approach to ensuring that your shed isn’t easy to break in to.
Other steps include securing valuable items to the floor with anchors. This could work with items such as bikes. This is then an added preventative measure to further discourage thieves from stealing.
If your shed has windows, it’s also important that you have the right screws in the window fittings to ensure they are not a weakness in the security of your shed.
Contact us to find out how our Screws and Anchors can aid in Shed Security
We stock a wide range of fasteners to aid in improving the security of your shed and the valuables inside it.
If you’d like to purchase any of the above security fasteners to provide greater security for your shed and the valuables inside it, then please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.