Will the Guardsman shed barrier survive a grinder attack?
No, it wouldn’t survive a grinder attack. But nor would any other security device.
The reality is that a grinder will cut through any material regardless of thickness, molecular structure, hardness and any other claims. Unfortunately, the grinder is king when it comes to cutting security devices of any sort. In our experience and research, this isn’t something openly expressed by anyone within the security sector, possibly because of the lower-than-expected times it actually takes to cut through objects with a grinder.
Having said that, the grinder does make an awful lot of noise and it does take time to cut through any device, especially the Guardsman shed barrier, as it’s made from high grade stainless steel across its barrier arm, it’s commonly presumed, weakest point.
We don’t claim to be indestructible; no object is. If the thief wants something, they will find a way of getting it. With the Guardsman shed barrier there are a much-reduced number of possible attack points and possible tools to be used due to the design. You also have an additional layer/s (anchor point) of security which is simple and easy to use which the thief has to beat in order to take your pride and joy. The more layers you can have, the better chance you have of keeping your bike.
How does the ZOVII smart padlock work with the shed barrier?
The ZOVII padlock secures the shed barrier uses a motion sensor to detect tampering. If someone were to disturb the barrier arm then sensor would detect the motion and trigger the 120dB alarm built into the padlock. At the same time as this shrieking the padlock would simultaneously send a message to your smart phone app notifying the user of the tampering.
In order for this sequence to work the padlock must be successfully connected to your home WIFI, via the gateway (included in the packaging) and your smart phone must be connected to the internet either via WIFI or 3/4/5G.
How do I receive the notifications to my phone?
3 things must be in place:
- The padlock is connected to your home WIFI, via the gateway (included in the packaging)
- Your smart phone is connected to the internet either via WIFI or 3/4/5G
- And you have successfully downloaded and set up the Tuya app on your smart phone
As long as these 3 conditions are met then all notifications will be received to your Tuya app. In the settings you can decide how you receive these push notifications and set up an alert noise on your phone.
How far does the shed barrier stretch?
We have 4 widths available. These will stretch a shed door opening of: 900, 1200, 1500, 1800mm. If you are unsure, please get in contact and we will be happy to help.
What colours are available?
The Guardsman shed barrier comes in Midnight black as standard. If you would like a custom colour please get in touch.
Is there any maintenance?
The only required maintenance is to keep the barrier arm clean and free from dust and debris. We recommend for optimal performance cleaning this once every 2 weeks. If your garage is particularly dusty increase this frequency to suit.
How easy is it to install?
The shed Guardsman barrier is very simple and easy to install for the competent DIY’er. Included in your purchase is a full set of instructions, installation step by step video and all fixings for a wooden shed. The install should take no longer than an hour.
If I moved home, can I take the shed barrier it with me?
Yes absolutely – just unscrew all fixings and away you go.
What tools are required for install?
The tools required are:
- Drill and bits:
- 3mm for pilot hole
- TORX 25 Bit
- Allan key – 4 and 5mm
- Spirit Level
Can you install the shed barrier for me?
Yes, no problem at all. Simply select ‘delivery and installation’ when making your purchase on our website and our team of expert installers will be out with you within 3-4 weeks from date of order to install your barrier.
How secure is the Guardsman shed barrier?
The shed Guardsman is fixed on 3 different plains (the floor, the front face of your door frame and the side face of your door frame) making the barrier extremely solid. Therefore, any tampering of the barrier arm will disturb the ZOVII smart padlock, trigger the alarm and send a notification to your phone.
The barrier arm sits 640mm from the shed floor to the underside of the barrier arm. This physical barrier will stop any large items from being removed from your shed.
Where does the Guardsman shed barrier sit?
The Guardsman shed barrier typically fixes to the wooden shed door frame. Two posts, the locking post and arm post, of 40mm width attach to the frame with the head protruding from the post 65mm.
Will it take up much space in my shed? And will it hinder my door opening?
The Guardsman shed barrier has been designed to take up minimal shed space whilst still delivering maximum security. When the barrier is unlocked the gas strut takes the barrier arm up and totally out of the way of the door opening, sitting in the vertical position.
Will it fit my metal shed?
This would depend on the pier widths you have available on the inside of your metal shed as well as whether there were any fixings points, we could secure to.