Not every homeowner has a shed or garage to lock their expensive garden equipment up in at night, which unfortunately leaves our garden tools open to thieves and opportunistic theft attempt.
So if you have no choice but to leave your lawn mower outside, your probably wondering how you can secure your garden and make it less of a target for theft, some of these ways could be; by using padlocks, a lock-up storage box, CCTV and more.
To help you secure your mower from garden theft, we have composed a short article below with some simple security measures you can implement to reduce the likelihood of a thief taking your lawnmower.
For most of us, lawnmower theft is something we don't hear about that often, and in terms of theft, they aren't much of a target for thieves due to their sheer size, however, if your garden is exposed, then the risk of theft is much higher, especially for an opportunistic thief which is passing by.
Many lawnmowers now have active security features too such as GPS on robot lawn mower security and alarms on others, making all these new security features less appealing to a thief.
If you are still worried about your lawnmower being stolen when stored outside, there are some simple security tips you can implement around your garden to make it a less appealing target for thieves.
We have listed out some ways to make your mower more secure outside below.
Padlocking your lawnmower up outside when left alone is very effective and can be done by locking up your equipment to a tree, you can even buy a lock with an alarm function for added security.
We have listed some steps to securing both a riding mower and a standard push mower to a tree below to help protect it from thieves.
If you are planning on leaving your lawnmower outside all the time, then it's a good idea to store it properly, not just so as it is protected from thieves from a security perspective.
For example, if you are going to be storing your mower outside over winter then you would need to winterise it and make sure you are doing storage steps such as draining the fuel.
How much does insurance cost for a lawnmower in the UK?
This comes down to the individual company and the amount of garden equipment that you are insuring, some companies can offer deals from £90 a year, however.
Do robot lawnmowers get stolen?
The theft of robot lawnmowers is lower than normal lawnmowers due to the number of security features they have such as GPS and an alarm system, which make them trickier to take as a thief.
Why should you never just secure the handle of a lawnmower with a padlock?
A professional thief will be able to unbolt a handle of a lawnmower easily, giving them access to take the whole mower freely if you have not chained the whole body up.
Overall, the risk of theft happening to your mower all comes down to the neighbourhood you live in, how visible your lawnmower is to thieves and how secure your garden is.
As long as you take the steps above to secure your lawnmower in your outside space this will help reduce the likelihood of your mower getting stolen, investing in some security features such as security motion lights or CCTV can also help deter thieves.