Corfe Mullen Police Safer Neighbourhood Team and Corfe Mullen Home Watch joined together in the Library car park today (9th December) in a bid to reduce crime, particularly geared towards security for sheds and garages following the recent spate of shed burglaries in the area.

The inside of the mobile display seen here is fitted out to look like a shed and lined with examples of security products such as locks, alarms, floodlights and security cameras. Home Watch members and police were present to provide advice and information and many security products were available for purchase.

The Sheducation leaflet is headed "Beat the Garden Thief" and goes on to say that we often keep bikes, tools, mowers and other equipment in sheds and garages and don't take enough trouble to secure them from theft.

Someone clearly spent some time choosing words to create an acronym for the name Sheducation and it almost works. Maybe it was getting late and the printer was waiting.

Secure the access to your shed
Have your shed contents security marked
External movement sensitive lighting
Door security - pad bars and alarmed padlocks
Use coach bolts or non-return screws
Chain equipment to strong anchor point
Team up with local Watch group and police
Insure your contents
Obtain security advice
Notify everyone your shed is secure - fix a sign

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