What is the best way to keep your tools secure?

With tool theft on the increase, secure tool and workshop storage is becoming increasingly important. Gangs of tool thieves are targeting vans and garden sheds looking for power tools to steal and these stolen items are usually sold on at car boot sales.

In Cambridge 22 cars and vans have been targeted by tool thieves in the space of a week and thieves have been walking away with hundreds of pounds worth of items. Recently, police recovered more than 150 power tools from a house in London. These tools included drills, chainsaws and angle grinders.

Make sure your tools are locked away

Make sure your tools are locked away

Making sure you tools are locked away securely, will not only keep your tools safe, but it can also keep your home and property protected too. As many thieves steal tools and use them to break into people’s homes.

How do you keep tools safe?

For the best protection for your tools, make sure they are locked out of sight. Asgard Secure Steel Storage offers a range of high security workshop storage units to provide security for your tools and equipment.

Secure Workshop Storage

Secure Workshop Storage

Asgard workshop storage is made from strong weatherproof steel and has been fitted with the best security features, such as a pick resistant locking mechanism and 5 point locking system to keep thieves out. The reinforced hinges, doors and panels also make this an extremely tough storage unit. Find out more about these high security workshops, by visiting the Asgard Website.

Tool theft increase in the UK

January 2013 has seen many reports of tool theft, in various areas of the country.  Police in Galloway, believe that gangs of power tool thieves are operating in Stewartry, as a large haul of tools has been stolen from properties in a two week period totalling £10,000. Items that these thieves are targeting are nail guns, cordless drills and other electric tools.

Bracknell has also fallen foul to tool thieves, as police have recovered chainsaws, leaf-blowers, hedge trimmer and hand- drills, however the thefts have yet to be reported by victims.

These thefts highlight the importance of secure tool storage, to prevent theft and keep your tools safe. So how do you keep tools safe?

Tool security tips:

  • Never leave tools in a van or car, especially in plain view.
  • Mark your tools with your postcode.
  • Lock your tools away securely.

The best way to protect your tools from theft is by locking your tools away securely. A range of workshop storage is available from Asgard.  These metal workshop storage units form Asgard Secure Steel Storage are made from strong weatherproof steel and are fitted with tough features to keep thieves out.

Keep your tools secure in Asgard workshop Storage

Keep your tools secure in Asgard workshop Storage

“I only have a wooden garage, so I am always concerned about breakins.  These days we don’t have the money to upgrade the garage so this was ideal for us.  Very strong and really heavy – Bolting down to the floor is an excellent idea”. John

A pick resistant locking mechanism, strong locking system and reinforced components all help to offer the best security for tools.

Find out more about Asgard workshop storage units on the Asgard website.