With the official start to British Summertime and exceptional March weather, there’s a good chance that Garden centres and DIY stores will have seen an influx of visitors as the green-fingered types amongst us get busy with their spring planting and general garden maintenance.
The noise of lawns getting their first cut of the year is easily noticeable, as residents get about tidying up their flower beds and trimming hedges in an attempt to bring their gardens back to life.
Gardening equipment isn’t cheap to purchase, which is why it’s always sought after amongst thieves… They can sell it on quickly as demand for high quality gardening equipemnt at a cheap price is always high. Plus, if they get access to your garden equipment it’s a good bet they’ll also rob you off any power tools lying around.
With the clocks ‘springing’ forward one hour, the likelihood of burglary from your garden shed will jump up by more than 25% according to Norwich Union Home Insurance.
Opportunist thieves will steal lawnmowers, hedge cutters, wheelbarrows, rakes, spades… The list is endless. Which is why Crime Prevention Products constantly warn our readers regarding home and garden security.
One way to reduce the risk of garden theft is to install the Illumicam Security Floodlight which comes with a hidden digital camera and audible warning system. This remarkable security device will not only light up your garden once it detects movement but will also take a 2 megapixal picture or video clip to help capture anyone that happens to walk into your garden uninvited.
This year take your garden security seriously and don’t become another victim to garden theft.