After reading so many threads on here about bike thefts paranoia has set in and I'm after some general advice to prevent it happening and cover for if it does.
I have 4 bikes. They are all locked in my shed with a cable lock to the chassis of a car i'm building. The shed is locked with a coded door lock but it wouldn't take much to break in. I have a second chain lock around my most valuable bike again chained to the chassis. When the chassis is moved i will install some proper ground anchors fixed through the floor to the concrete slab below the shed.
I have looked into bike insurance which was going to cost about £70 per month. a small price to pay if the bikes get nicked but i rang my insurance company (Tesco) who said that as long as the total value of the bikes is less than £17500 then they are covered as long as they are locked in a shed that is in a good state of repair.
I am in the process of making a very loud alarm at work which will activate if the doors are opened.
I have taken photos of all the bikes and have the receipts for 3 Bikes I have purchased (the 4th I built) just in case I need to prove anything to an insurance company.
I don't live in a rough area and I haven't heard of any local thefts.
I know if someone really want the bikes/parts they will get them and no matter how many locks/alarms i have it wouldn't stop them.
So what else can I do?
Would you be happy with the insurance cover I currently have?