So, I got robbed a couple of weeks ago, and as the insurance payout has been made and we are in the process of replacing two bikes, I have been working on bike shed security. Here is my situation:
Small garden with low gate. 2 sheds - one bike shed and one normal shed. Both contained bikes.
The thieves went immediately for the bike shed. There are two of them and they operate on foot - my Genesis CX bike was moved out of the way to get at the mountain bike the road bike. Had there been more than 2 or they had a van then I think the genesis would have gone as well.
They use bolt croppers, although they don't seem to be much good. They cut into, but did not get through the padlock latch. Instead they ripped the hinges out of the doors.
So far I have don the following:
1) Replaced the gate with a full size one. I will be putting some trellis over the top as well, to make it a little more difficult to gain access.
2) All shed hinges have been secured with coach bolts.
3) The main shed now has three locks on the front, one of which is a motion alarmed padlock. Obviously the secret is out that we have nice bikes, so it is pointless making the shed look non-descript any more.
4) The remaining bikes have all been moved to the normal shed and the bike shed is now full of garden furniture, camping gear etc, and is double locked.
This is what I plan to do:
1) get a shed alarm
2) Buy a motorbike chain and secure all 4 bikes in the shed together. Should the thieves gain access to the garden, break into the nike shed to find there are no bikes then break into the other shed through 2 noisy alarms they will then have to either cut their way through the chain or attempt to get 4 bikes simultaneously through the shed door and down a very narrow alleyway (which would be impossible). I am considering an Almax chain - possibly overkill, but I want it to be as tricky as possible.
So, the first question is, am I going over the top on this?
Second is, have I missed anything (apart from the obligatory set of bombers (I only have rebas lying around doing nothing).