Garden sheds don’t have much protection and this is what makes them an easy target for criminals. However, by installing a shed alarm system (that you can install yourself), you can help protect it along with all of your valuable assets inside.
When compared to home alarm systems, shed alarms are very much a DIY installation. This is because most are wireless, which means that they are battery-powered with minimal components to install other than motion detection or door contact sensors.
To assist you in selecting the right alarm system for your garden shed, our handpicked selection lists top-performing systems, chosen based on our first-hand experience installing and using several different shed alarms. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Shed Alarms
At our home, the office and a few rental properties we manage, there are sheds in the garden and each one we have protected with a dedicated shed alarm.
Therefore, to keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest shed alarms (for this article), we’ve installed and tested multiple systems by top brands in the UK.
By far our favourite shed alarm is the Yale SAA5015 (as shown in the picture) and this is mainly due to how versatile it is and how easy it is to set up.
Although it’s relatively basic in design, it does the job of protecting sheds brilliantly.
As well as testing and our experience of installing multiple shed alarms, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors.
Some of the factors that we considered included the alarm’s build quality, usability, external siren, ease of installation, functionality, warranty and value for money.