Simple home security measures

By August 10, 2018House Insurance

When you are looking for ways to reduce your home insurance it can be as easy as introducing a few simple home security measures into your home which will help create a safer and more secure home for you and your family. This will then help you reduce the risk of a break in which will help reduce your home insurance.

Here at Reduce My Home Insurance Today we feel that prevention is better than cure so we have put together a few simple home security measures to create a safer and more secure home that will mean your home is less attractive to burglars.

If you have expensive gadgets like smart phones, laptops, tablets and iPods then keep them hidden out of sight, as you leave your house double check that these expensive gadgets cannot be seen through the window or letterbox.

Large amounts of cash will often not be covered by your home insurance policy and it is a huge security risk, especially if left on show, so try to avoid having large amounts of cash in your home and take a trip to the bank instead.

Ladders and heavy duty tools are extremely valuable but they can also be used to break into your home or the home of a neighbour so keep them locked up safely in a garage or shed so they don’t get stolen or used by burglars.

As tempting as it may be, never leave a spare key under the front door mat or a plant pot as this is the first place a burglar will look. If you are worried about losing your keys or locking yourself out then leave your keys with a trusted neighbour, friend or family member.

If you are leaving the house empty for most of the day or night then put a lamp or radio on a timer so it looks like someone is home.

Don’t leave your keys inside the locks as burglars can reach in and take them, instead keep them hidden and out of view.

If you are keen to reduce your home insurance it may be worth joining a neighborhood watch scheme as this will often result in reduced home insurance costs. You can also get a free quote from our website which will let you see how much you can reduce your home insurance by.

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