I had a phone call from a friend of mine yesterday. His wife had come back from work and found two guys breaking into one of their sheds. She's a brave one though, as she blocked the drive and called the police, they came in force with five cars and took the guys away, but chances are, because they got them before they stole anything they won't get charged.
I went to have a look around with him last night to see how we could upgrade his security.
|I love this picture from a trailer on my fathers farm. There's nothing in it but it still makes me smile!|
His is the typical little homestead, with a jumble of sheds and prefab garages, none in great shape but all being used. I'm going to reinforce some of the doors with ply, add metal plates behind the hasps and staples and possibly get him some better padlocks (this guy does a lot for me so it's nice to pay him back when I can).
I'd like to find a site box for storing tools for him as well and maybe fit that, but the whole thing has got me thinking about my own security and what I should do to increase it. I've posted on this before on my other blog (the link is here).
We have a footpath running across the top of our land and this means that people can walk by and nose at what we've got around the place. My little workshop is very secure but I'd like to know what everyone else does for security and how you deal with this type of thing?
I know a dog is the obvious answer but that comes with it's own set of problems and risks (and the girls are to young at the moment) but does anyone go down the route of CCTV cameras, security lights & alarms? What do you find effective and what system do you run?