Looking for general advice and feeling on bike security. I recently bought myself a Scott Spark RC World Cup and got my wife a Scott Spark RC Team Red. After riding them non stop for a couple of months we were burgled a week ago and the bikes were taken, along with my wife’s Specialized Allez road bike and her old BMC mountain bike. The bikes were in our garden shed, locked with big padlock, and then chained around a metal pole in the shed with two very big and secure padlocks. The thieves simply ripped the padlock off the shed door, and then cut through the chains right through the locking mechanism. I expect the whole endeavor took them about one minute.
Ideally we would keep our bikes in the house, but with so many bikes this just isnt feasible.
If I can ever afford to replace these bikes I am keen to get thoughts on the best way to prevent/deter theives.
My current thinking is that I will get an Asgard metal bike shed. I would put this inside our garage at the back so thieves would have to get in the garage and then into this lock box, and then through whatever chains I use in it.
Does anyone have recommendations on other security measures? Any special padlocks, chained locks etc you would recommend? Security cameras and patio lights then automatically come on do not seem to deter or bother these people, so I am keen to make this as bullet proof as possible.
All thoughts welcomed (and if anyone has some Scott Sparks they want to donate that is also welcome!).
This is the bike shed;