This time of year we start to lock everything away in our garden sheds again, so it is the ideal time to check it is secure. Start with your shed door; are the hinges exposed on the outside? If so criminals can unscrew the hinge, taking the door off completely. Fit security screws to prevent this.
If your shed is secured using a padlock and hasp, ensure these are of very good quality and are not vulnerable. Make sure all valuables, such as power tools are not visible through your shed window, if a criminal can't see it, they are less likely to try breaking in.
Are the contents of your shed included on your home insurance? Check your policies, as power tools can be expensive to replace.
Finally are your garage locks adequate? Consider fitting British Standard locks to the side door of your garage and again check if your insurance policy insists on this. Side doors are often more hidden and attractive to burglars than the easily seen, exposed front door of a garage.