Farm/Out Buildings – Security Advice There have been a number of burglaries around 39 since April, in the rural/semi- rural areas of Monmouthshire. Several of these have been stables and barns. Store valuable equipment and tools such as chainsaws, welding and cutting equipment, vehicle spares and riding tack in a secure building behind a strong locked door. Or, build a metal storage cage inside a building and keep it locked. Use British Standard locks, good quality locking bars and high security padlocks. Windows can be protected with metal bars. Lock outbuildings when you are not using them. Thieves don’t like well-lit areas so fit outside security lights that are controlled by an automatic time-switch or infra-red beams that react to heat or movement. Consider fitting an intruder alarm or closed circuit TV to alert you to anything suspicious.