21 May 2022

Householders urged to consider alarms on garden sheds to secure bicycles

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Householders have been urged to lock garden sheds and install alarms if possible. 

Gardaí have encouraged people to take extra security measures to protect valuables such as bicycles. 

Gardaí said: 

If you store your bicycle in a shed, remember to ensure that the shed itself is locked and alarmed. 

• Spend 10% to 20% of the value of your bike on two locks.

• Lock your bike tightly to an immovable object.

• Keep the lock off the ground.

• When storing your bike at home in a shed or garage ensure it is locked to an immovable object or another heavy item, e.g a lawnmower.

• Take a photo of your bike, note the serial number and email it back to yourself so you have a record of it forever.

• Lock your bike indoors or in well-lit areas if possible.

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