Unfortunately, we live in a world where security has to be a large priority. Our cars, our homes, our personal possessions… nothing is ever entirely safe. If you own a log cabin, then keeping anything inside safe and secure will need to be one of your earliest considerations. So what are the best ways to secure a log cabin?
Check that the locks comply with BS5839 or EN1303 standards
This means that the locks comply with British standards and should be fit for purpose.
Fit hinge bolts to the hinge sides of the doors
If an intruder is faced with a difficult door lock, then a popular workaround is to remove the whole door via the hinges. However, by fitting hinge locks it severely impedes an intruder’s ability to do remove the doors, creating another obstacle to a break in.
Install additional locks
Secondary locking is always advisable, both as a visible and practical deterrent for thieves. Door bolts, padlocks and pad bars are all suitable options. You should also remember to secure any windows, and there are a variety of products on the market to help you do this.
Fit an alarm system
There are a number of alarm systems that are suitable for outbuildings, including sheds, garages and log cabins. Some people also choose to mount CCTV inside and outside their cabin, particularly if they contain expensive equipment.
If your log cabin is within your garden– and we suspect it probably is – then improving the overall security of the area surrounding your cabin can be hugely beneficial and act as an additional deterrent to any potential thieves.
Steps that you can take to secure your garden include:
Author - Martin Corby
Posted - 25 Aug 2016