Securing Your Shed

If you keep items of value in your shed, it is likely that you’ll want to secure your shed to prevent unauthorised access or theft.

There are many styles of shed locks and the options to consider will depend on the style of your shed.

The most common type of lock for a shed is a padlock. Most shed designs will only work with a padlock, so remember to check the door design prior to heading to the store. However, padlocks are easily cut with bolt cutters. Consider using a cylinder padlock as there are more difficult to cut.

Another common locking mechanism is a key lock. These are similar to padlocks but require a key rather than a combination, as the name suggests.

If your shed is built with a solid frame and a full door you have the option of a deadbolt. These do offer a high degree of security because they are internal to the door frame and the door and cannot be cut with a lock cutter. They are, however, quite costly to install.

If you are willing to splurge there are some security systems designed specifically for sheds. The most common uses a infrared motion detector and emits a high pitched sound if the shed door is opened without inputting a code.

Do you use any of these locks? How do they work for you?