Fresh spring weather has come and gone, leaving in its stead the beautiful summer sun. There can be no imagining summer fun without the happy smiles of kids playing on front lawns, and the laughter of teenagers lounging in backyard pools. However, along with those picturesque summer notions, comes the annoying reality of lawn care equipment theft. Yes, unfortunately, summer time also means theft prevention time. Fear not, these following prevention tips will, undoubtedly, lessen your equipment theft woes.
Insurance Coverage Goes a Long Way
Lawn care equipment coverage does indeed go a long way to security, and peace of mind. Do double check with insurance providers for current policy stipulations regarding lawn equipment. Yet, regardless, consider the advantage of engraving your lawn equipment, as marking expensive pieces with identifying numbers helps police locate equipment owners faster. Furthermore, additional identification tags, such as photos of lawn equipment, speeds up the identification process.
Lock Up That Expensive Equipment
The best way to prevent lawn equipment theft is to simply store everything. However, though it may seem obvious, remembering to actually lock up the storage area, is, needless to say, vital. As an added safety precaution, remove all equipment keys, and consider installing an alarm sensor where the equipment is kept. If, on the other hand, your lawn equipment must be kept outdoors, make sure to keep all access gates locked. For example, while providing commercial lawn care in Houston for a very large property, you may be away from a secured trailer for hours at a time. Having designated lock zones to some sort of steel or concrete anchor can help.
If You Can’t Lock It Up, Lock It Down
If storing your equipment isn’t possible, then theft prevention could be as simply as securing lawn equipment with a chain, or even looping it with a rope. Just make sure to secure it to a solid, fixed object, in order to prevent someone taking it. If you’re really worried about property loss, then the added measure of flood lighting, or security cameras, can make a huge difference.