Direct Line Insurance have listed the top 10 burglary targets in domestic dwellings.
- Bicycles – 17%
- Mobile Phones – 11%
- Power Tools – 10%
- Laptops – 10%
- Tablet Computers – 9%
- Cameras – 8%
- Golf Equipment – 7%
- Gardening Tools – 7%
- Audio Equipment – 5%
- Televisions – 3%
Some Useful Tips…
Tablets & phones now often come with security features that allow users to track their device. Ensure that this is activated as it will help police locate your device should it be stolen. Also contact your service provider immediately and have the number blocked.
Do not leave packaging for new and expensive goods outside your home. It is better to take it to a public recycling bin so as not to attract burglars.
If you don’t own one at present purchase a burglar alarm from a reputable installation company that is inspected regularly by the NSI – burglars don’t like them and will go elsewhere.
If you own a bicycle take a note and or take photographs of it and the frame numbers, this will make it easier for the police to trace you and return it to you should they fine it.
Make sure that you keep receipts of valuable items – this will help with ant insurance claim that you make.
So don’t forget if you require any assistance with protecting the above items & more, were only a phone call away.