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Make home security your New Year’s resolution

We’re now well into the New Year, and it has been revealed that by this time, nearly half of all Brits have failed to keep to their New Year’s resolutions*. With these figures coming to light, why not make a resolution that you can keep this year by simply keeping up-to-date with your home security. It’s also important to be aware that January is a prime time for thieves, as the shorter days offer a great l ...

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Don’t get left in the dark this winter!

The clocks have gone back and winter has well and truly arrived. And while this means Brits tend to hide indoors to try and avoid the colder evenings, thieves thrive under the cover of darkness with November being dubbed as the busiest month of the year for burglars in Britain*. According to Police Crime Records for England and Wales, last November saw a recorded 36,752 break-ins – that’s equivalent to more ...

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Stop your Halloween from becoming a real life Fright Night!

Halloween and Bonfire Night are perfect holidays for all the family to enjoy, with plenty of firework displays and trick-or-treating trips, but unfortunately this means that homes are more at risk of burglaries and thefts due to more people being out enjoying the events of the season. Statistics show that Halloween is the worst holiday of the year for vandalism, with malicious damage to homes increasing by ...

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 National Home Security Month is back to fight thefts

After the huge success of previous years, National Home Security Month (NHSM) will be returning this October with even more top tips and advice for keeping your family, home and belongings safe over the upcoming winter months. In the UK alone, it is estimated that a burglary happens every 40 seconds,* with thefts surging by 38%** following the clocks going back and the onset of the darker evenings. What’s m ...

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Shining a spotlight on student security

The new academic term is just around the corner and students all over the UK will be buying new stationery and textbooks, as well as packing the essential home comforts. However, many undergraduates forget to think about personal safety and security when preparing to move away from home and into university halls or student accommodation. According to research by Swiftcover, one in six students have fallen v ...

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Weed out garden burglaries this summer

Did you know, more than 2.5 million homes in the UK have fallen foul of garden thefts, with the average cost of a claim now standing at £208 – that’s a total of £517 million worth of garden items that have been stolen!* The most commonly pinched items range from gardening tools such as lawnmowers and strimmers, to camping and sporting equipment, bicycles and power tools. But it’s not just about belongings t ...

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Stay secure this summer, home and away

Summer has finally arrived, which means us Brits will be busy out and about enjoying the sunshine, taking the kids to the park and jetting off on the annual family summer holiday. However, as we leave our homes vacant and vulnerable, it’s important not to overlook home security, as research reveals thieves also take advantage of the warmer weather! In fact, last summer alone there were a recorded 200,000 br ...

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Give your home a security makeover this bank holiday weekend

Traditionally, the spring May bank holiday is the time of year when Brits pick up a hammer or paint brush, and attempt to tackle those pesky DIY and renovation projects that they have been neglecting over the winter months. This year is no different, with statistics revealing two thirds* of Brits will be doing just that. But whether you’re thinking about wallpapering the hall, re-tiling the bathroom, or bui ...

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Protect your possessions when moving home

The spring and summer months have always proved a popular time of year to move home, when traditionally demand for properties outstrips supply. This could be because people aren’t away on summer holidays or busy preparing and saving for Christmas celebrations. Also, during spring, homes look more alluring with the gardens beginning to bloom and sunshine filling properties with natural light. Relocating is a ...

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Brush up on your home security this spring

March is home to National Spring Cleaning Week, a UK initiative designed to inspire, inform and educate homeowners on the benefits of cleaning, taking place 14th – 20th March. While you’re contemplating climbing the stepladder to reach those awkward cobwebs, scrubbing the bathroom tiles, or rearranging the kitchen cupboards, the annual spring clean provides the ideal opportunity to brush up on your home sec ...

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Love your home this Valentine’s

Unfortunately it’s not just hearts that will be stolen this Valentine’s Day, as research from Aviva reveals February 14th as the worst day of the month for domestic burglaries, with claims rocketing by 9% compared to the daily average. Amidst the flurry of gift giving and grand gestures, opportunistic thieves will take advantage as couples head out for a romance-filled evening, leaving their properties unoc ...

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