Spring into action against outdoor thefts

Children's toys, bikes and garden tools came top of the list for criminals, with 42% of thefts involving power tools such as electric drills, planers and saws.  39% of thefts were for simple hand tools like spades, shovels, rakes and forks, and 19% were for electric and petrol lawnmowers, chainsaws and ladders.

Most sheds are supplied with minimal door security so it’s worth considering a sturdy padlock that can withstand all weathers. Heavy-duty maximum strength padlocks (rating 7-10) are highly recommended as they can withstand the great British weather, even in exposed locations such as homes by the sea.

It’s also important to consider individual items stored within the shed or garage. Yale has a padlock to suit every purpose, from general usage padlocks with a strength guide of 1-3 for toolboxes and lockers, to weather-proof heavy duty padlocks with a 4-6 strength guide and extreme condition padlocks with a 7-10 rating.

Yale’s padlocks are now reduced in price by up to 20% for more details on the range on Yale padlocks visit: http://www.yale.co.uk/en/yale/couk/ProductsDB/?groupId=928