Locks and BoltsThis may seem incredibly obvious, but you would be surprised how many people have no security on their outbuildings whatsoever. Even if you have very little of value in your cabin or shed it would be a shame to lose it to burglars or vandals when a perfectly affordable padlock or bolt can be enough to make any would-be wrongdoer think twice.
AlarmIf there are valuables in your garden building then it may be worthwhile investing in an alarm. The most vulnerable part of any garden structure, particularly log cabins and summer houses, are the windows; so it is worth investing in an alarm that sounds when the windows are tampered with. These alarms have small pressure sensors that attach to the glass; they are are inconspicuous and will not affect the pleasant look of your log cabin or shed look but still provide adequate security.
Take Expensive Things IndoorsIf you have an outdoor study for example, take laptops, mobile phones and any important documents back into your home when you’re are finished for the day. The less valuables in your outbuilding the less appealing it will be to thieves.
Securing Expensive ItemsIf expensive equipment has to be kept within the structure, gardening equipment or heavy furniture for example, then keep it attached to the walls of the outbuilding or locked away in its own compartment or closet. Also, it is recommended to keep anything burglars might find attractive away from any windows.
Garden structures are there for your enjoyment and should not cause you any undue stress or worry. Taking on board some of the security measures mentioned above will give you peace of mind when it comes to your outbuildings.