The man cave/she’s/hideout is the ultimate retreat from the world of wives, kids and mother in laws. It is a place we can play with our gadgets, watch sports, drink beer and relax. But it is important that we protect our man cave from being invaded by women, children and thieves.
1. Security and insurance
If you have your man she in the garden, you will want to make sure that the building is secure and that it is correctly insured. Insure the contents of you man shed to make sure you are covered in case anything ever happens. You can also install some security cameras and lights from a company like Homesecuritysystem.co and this will protect your gear as well as help reduce your insurance premiums.
2. Item cap
Check what cap your insurers will give you for the contents of your home and man shed. If you have a lot of electronics like a TV, games consoles and other items in your shed, you need to be aware of the value your insurers will cover for you.
3. Declare valuable items
Always declare anything valuable you keep in your man shed. It doesn’t matter if you are insuring in the home or outside, you need to make sure you declare your valuables in order to get the correct level of cover.
4. Take out extra cover
If you haven’t taken out adequate cover, or if you find that you add more gadgets to the man shed after your insurance has been set up, make sure that you increase your coverage to protect your gear.
5. Lock up
One of the most important thing to do if you don’t want your man cave to be invaded by anyone is to get some security measures put in place. Get a lock on the door, secure the windows and the doors, invest in a motion sensor floodlight in the garden for anyone approaching the shed, and if you have the money you can put some cameras in too.
6. Report theft
If your precious man shed does happen to be the victim of a theft, you will need to make sure that you report the incident to the police as soon as you can. It would be very beneficial at this point if you do have any CCTV footage to hand that in as evidence. Once you’ve managed to do that, you will have a better chance of getting your things back or at least going through the claims service provided by your insurer. You can learn how to report theft here: https://www.usa.gov/report-crime
7. Keep copies of receipts
If you have been subject to a theft, make sure you have proof of what you had in the shed. It could be worth taking photos of the items inside the man shed and keeping receipts when you buy things for it. This way your insurer and the police will know what you had in there and can work to get everything back for you.