If you’re a woodworker, craftsman or just a do-it-yourselfer, you know it doesn’t take long to spend a lot of money on tools. Equipping a workshop is one of life’s greatest joys, but it’s also a significant financial investment. Tools are valuable. That’s why people steal them – like this man who stole $1,500 worth of tools from the Quincy Home Depot. Some thieves steal tools for their own use, while others sell the tools they steal for quick cash.
What can you do to make sure your tools and workshop are safe? Your Quincy locksmith shares these best practices:
Raise Your Awareness
It’s easy to take our tools and workshops for granted. We’re used to having them around – but we’re not used to thinking of tools as a quick source of ready cash. It’s sad but true that high quality tools are always a quick sale to flea markets, junk dealers, and people who don’t mind paying cash for tools that ‘just fell off the truck’. Raising your awareness that your tools are valuable and need protection is an essential first step.
Make Sure Your Tools Are Put Away When You’re Done Working
More than a few do it yourselfers have the unfortunate tendency to leave tools lying around where they last used them. If you have this habit, break it now! It’s incredibly easy for someone to just walk away with the saw you left outdoors unattended. Bring tools indoors when you’re finished with them.
Secure All Entrances To Your Home Workshop
All entrances to your home workshop should lock securely. This includes workshop doorways and windows. If your workshop has a garage door, that should lock securely. Thieves and would-be criminals look for easy access. They want to be able to get in and out of your shop fast; it only takes a few minutes to grab your tools and get away. Strong, secure home locking systems should include workshop and garage areas. If yours doesn’t, talk to your Quincy locksmith.