Secure your shed

On average, we store more than £2,000 worth of equipment and tools in our garden sheds, and with the number of burglaries rising, garden security is becoming more and more important. So, with National Shed Week (6 - 11 July 2009) just around the corner, the security experts at Yale are running a special promotion on their Shed Kit, which contains everything you need to secure your shed.

Yale is offering a 40% discount on its handy Shed Kit to all customers who order online at throughout the month of July.

The Shed Kit includes a standalone PIR siren alarm that will alert you if an intruder breaks in, plus a weatherproof padlock and hasp for securing the shed door.

Sheds are often tucked away at the rear of our gardens, making them vulnerable to opportunist thieves who can smash unprotected windows without disturbing the household. Triggered by movement, the alarm unit will sound a siren loud enough to alert you and your neighbours to burglars.

Battery operated and fully portable, the alarm requires no hard wiring and can be placed freestanding in your shed or fixed to the wall, using the fittings provided. The alarm is armed and disarmed using a four key digital keypad that can be re-set to your own personal code, plus it has an entry and exit delay.

Also included is a 40mm brass padlock and hasp, offering extra protection to the basic hook and eye or thumb turn mechanisms supplied on most shed doors. A deterrent to would-be thieves, the padlock has a hardened shackle for extra security and is supplied with two keys. The hasp has concealed fixings and is powder coated for a weatherproof finish.

Recommended retail price for the Shed Kit is £24.99.

To order a discounted Shed Kit online, simply enter SHEDJULY as the promotional code at