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Sheds, Garages and Gardens
- Up and over garage doors can be further secured using products such as Pacri Bolts or Garage Door Defenders.
- Lock your shed windows or conceal valuable items out of view.
- Fit a hasp and staple or mortice lock with a closed shackle padlock.
- Double secure property you keep in your shed, mark it and use a chain and anchor fitting.
- Prickly plants can provide a natural physical barrier at both the back of the property, where surveillance is restricted. Tall walls and fences with diamond trellis provides a framework for prickly plants to climb through, and makes a noise when broken.
- At the front of a property, it is important to ensure good natural surveillance from passing pedestrians and neighbours so be sure that hedging does not grow above 1m in the front garden. Prickly plants growing over low walls or fences can make them more of an obstacle. Use thorns under windows, around the base of down pipes and in tubs under low roof access points.
- Prickly plants/bushes are exempt from the Occupiers Liability Act (because they are natural).