Preventing theft from storage cages

How to prevent theft from storage cages and what to do if your storage cage is broken into.

Key crime prevention tips

To prevent theft from storage cages you should:

  • be mindful of who you let into your building
  • secure your belongings
  • make your belongings recognisable. 

Theft prevention checklist

Be mindful of who you let into your building

Be aware of your surroundings and ensure no one follows you into the storage cage area.

Secure your belongings

To secure your belongings:

  • Never leave your storage cage unlocked.
  • Secure your storage cage with visible locks as visible locks can be a deterrent. 
  • Do not leave documents in your storage cage. Documents can be used to steal your identity. 
  • Hang shade cloth so storage cage contents cannot be seen. 

Make your belongings recognisable

To make your belongings recognisable:

  • record serial/model numbers and photograph any valuable items
  • mark your valuables with "V" followed by your driver's licence number i.e. V123456.

Tips for body corporates or owners' corporations

  • Ensure the storage cage walls are from floor to ceiling. 
  • Ensure the storage cages are secured to the floor, walls and ceiling. 
  • Ensure the CCTV system captures the storage cages. 
  • Install self-closing doors into storage cage rooms.
  • Ensure storage cage rooms are only accessible by a key or swipe system. 
  • Install warning signs around the property. These can include "trespassers will be prosecuted" and "CCTV in use."

What to do if your storage cage has been broken into

  • If you see the offender, do not confront them. Your safety is more important than your possessions. 
  • Do not touch anything.

Report it

For emergencies, to report a crime in progress, or for immediate police attendance, call Triple Zero (000).

For non-emergencies:


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