Our bikes: Keep the thieves at bay

Four tips to de­feat thieves at home

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Get grounded

Fit­ting a ground an­chor in your garage? Don’t place it for con­ve­nience – if it’s easy for you to ac­cess it’ll be easy for thieves to get at too. A lo­ca­tion near a wall or in the cor­ner of the garage is ideal.

Out of sight

Don’t ad­ver­tise your garage to the whole world, so keep the door closed at all times. Leav­ing it open while you’re wash­ing your bike or cut­ting the lawn is only invit­ing un­wanted at­ten­tion and trou­ble.

En­try level

Ex­am­ine your doors and gates to see if there’s any way to make them more se­cure. A pad­lock and hasp is all well and good, but if it can be un­screwed and re­moved in 30 sec­onds it’s use­less.

Don’t be a tool fool

Don’t make life easy for crim­i­nals. Put away any hand or power tools that thieves could use to pry off any locks or chains fit­ted to your bike. Hide them away, or bet­ter still lock them in a cab­i­net.

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