Locksmith Benfleet Offers Residents Security Advice for their Garden shed and Out Buildings.

Oct 21, 2020 Mark

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Benfleet, Essex, - Oct 21, 2020 - It’s now darker. There are fewer daylight hours than dark. For most, this is a bad deal, but for some, it is a security blanket. Those that love the darkness and the cold, wet hours are criminals. Why? It covers their intentions. Luckily, the locksmith Benfleet has other ideas.


The darkness allows criminals to approach a building undetected, and the wind and rain disguise the noise of breaking into a building. Garden sheds and outbuildings are an easy target. However, The Lock Father has other ideas.


Take Away The Security Blanket


If a criminal uses darkness a security blanket, then take it away and expose him or her. How do we do that? Motion sensor lighting. Lights that turn on when the sensor is triggered will instantly remove their security blanket.


It will also ruin their night vision and leave them feeling exposed. Ideally, you should install lights that are powered by the mains and not by a battery.


Motion Sensor Lighting will also benefit you, especially if you need to go to the shed/outbuilding as it will light the way. Very useful, if you have to go and get more logs for the wood burner.


You can pick up motion sensor lighting from most DIY stores. However, I would recommend using an electrician to connect it to the mains.


Security Film and Security Bars


If your shed or outbuilding has a window, then I would recommend installing two items.


Firstly, I would urge you to cover your window with a security film. The security film has two jobs. To stop people from being able to look through the window and view what items are worth stealing.


Secondly, if a criminal tries to break the window, it will crack, but it will not collapse. The burglar will have to hit the window repeatedly before it gives way. By pounding the window often, he or she will have to make more noise, potentially alerting you or a neighbour of their actions.


The second item I would urge you to install is a security bar against the window. Even if the burglar was successful in removing the glass window, the security bars will physically stop him or her from being able to climb through.




Please stop putting cheap nasty locks on your shed and outbuilding doors. They offer no protection and are a security risk. A high-quality padlock should have the following as a minimum.


It must be Weatherproof.

A padlock must have a seal of approval such as The Britsh Kite Mark or CEN grade.

A shackle (the hoop metal part at the top of the padlock) that is virtually covered.


As a locksmith in Benfleet, we carry these on our vans as standard.


A high-grade padlock will deter criminals from trying to break into your shed or outbuilding.




If a criminal can’t break into your shed or outbuilding via the window or the lock, then he or she may attack the hinges.


Exposed hinges that use woodscrews to be attached to a door and frame are easy to unscrew. Nine times out ten, if you remove the hinges, the door will come off.


Out of all my recommendations, this is the cheapest. Install security bolts to all of the hinges. To remove the security bolts, you need to be inside the shed or building.


If you follow the above recommendations, you will improve the security of your garden shed or outbuilding. Most locksmiths offer a free security review, so take them up on this offer. To find the closest locksmith to you, use Google.

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