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Free Shed Padlock Courtesy of Surrey Police

Published on: 21 Mar, 2012
Updated on: 22 Mar, 2012

Grab a free shed padlock with an integral alarm courtesy of Surrey Police at a roadshow event in Guildford this Saturday (March 24).

Officers will be hosting the event on the Town Bridge, at the foot of the High Street, between 10am and 3pm.

The free alarms go off if forced or tilted. All you have to do is take a photograph of your shed, in any format – it may be on your smart phone!

Officers present will discuss general security of your shed at the same time.

The event is part of Surrey Police’s campaign to raise awareness of thefts from sheds and is giving advice to residents on how to protect their property from thieves.

Although you might not think your shed is worth much, when you consider items such as the lawnmower, the bike,  the power tools, the golf clubsthe tennis rackets, the ladder, and the barbecue, they all add up.

By taking a few simple measures such as marking your property and getting a shed alarm padlock you could reduce the likelihood of being targeted.

Chief Superintendent Gavin Stephens from Surrey Police Neighbourhood Command said: “In recent years we have seen a rise in thefts from sheds and garages in the lead up to the summer. This campaign aims to raise awareness and give residents practical advice in order to reduce the risk of it happening to them. The advice is simple – don’t lose a shed load, lock it and alarm it.”

Eagle Radio will also be present at the roadshow event at the Town Bridge.

For more details on the roadshow and security advice, visit

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