As summer approaches so does the leaving of garden tools in yards and sheds that are left unlocked....which can create problems.
There are a number ways you can safeguard your property.
Get a good lock for your shed - if your lock costs less that a takeaway meal then the old adage is true - you get what you pay for.
Be sure after gardening or doing diy projects to put as much of the tools/equipment you have used away. Thieves will often target houses at night when occupants are asleep and unsuspecting.
Be sure to record all your power tools and garden equipment (lawnmower etc) serial numbers/make and model details on the SNAP website www.snap.org.nz it's free and only you can access your property.
Security lights if installed around your property can often deter unwanted visitors to your property at night.
If someone does call at your address then be sure to make sure they have accredited identification and a purpose I.e. They are selling/discussing power company options.
If using tools/garden equipment always keep them where you can see them ...so if you do go inside for a 'beverage' be sure to secure your property first