Crime Prevention - West Yorkshire Police - Neighbourhood Alert
Crime Prevention - West Yorkshire Police - Neighbourhood Alert

London Security Bars available free of charge to help secure sheds and allotments.

The East Leeds Crime Prevention Officer Nick Whitcombe would like to offer some London Bars free of charge to help secure sheds and allotments.

Descriptions and information on how they can be used below.

If you would like one please contact East Leeds Crime Prevention Officer Nick Whitcombe directly via e-mail at:

nicholas.whitcombe@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

A London Bar is a 6ft plus strip of white powder-coated steel about 2cm wide and 4mm thick. It has drill holes every 6 inches and a D bend kink in it. Originally they were designed to re-enforce wooden door frames, with the D kink going around the Yale style latch.

Pretty obsolete now for their original purpose other than very rare occasions. However with a bit of shed owners ingenuity they can be modified into useful security uses.

Cut to use as window bars

Bent to make L brackets to secure the shed roof to struts.

Fasten internally to struts or joists using the D portion to run security chains through, fastening essential tools.

Re-enforcing hinges and brackets using security screws or Coach Bolts.

I am sure there are many other uses with a bit of bending and cutting.

In addition a useful site for cheap security gadgets including Shed Alarms, Alarm Padlocks, Vibration Alarms and many more is www.personalalarms.com.
The whole brochure is on that site and it may be useful for the diggers and growers in East Leeds.

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Natalie Smith (Police, NSO, LD Leeds)

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