Local community officers will be at Oxgangs Library today, Tuesday 9th May between 5pm and 8pm delivering advice on outhouse security.
There has been a spate recently of break-ins to sheds and garages in the Bonaly, Fairmilehead and Oxgangs area. Heading in to summer, opportunist thieves will likely be spending their summer evenings looking for an easy target… Don’t let it be your place they go for!
- Security lighting around your property will act as a deterrent. Dusk to dawn low voltage LED lighting is cost effective to both install and run.
- If you have an intruder alarm, consider extending it to cover sheds, garages and outbuildings and ensure that there is a visible external sounder box.
- Keep hedges, walls and fences low at the front of the property (to a maximum of 1.2 metres high and in a good state of repair) to allow natural surveillance and make it hard for an intruder to work unseen
More advice here.