As we near the middle of Spring, while the weather may continue to disappoint – at least we can be cheered by lighter mornings and longer evenings. Unfortunately, there is a darker side of summer to be aware of as yearly statistics show longer daylight hours can also bring thieves out of hibernation, with opportunistic burglary rising sharply after the clocks have gone forward.
Research from insurers shows the average cost of opportunistic burglary is £1208, which is a large outlay for something which might be avoided with a few simple safety measures:
Opportunistic burglars are all essentially ‘trying their luck’ and they thrive in areas in which security is an afterthought. If you can demonstrate that they will not have an easy ride –they are far less likely to disturb your property in the first place.
If you are considering giving your home a security review, TrustMark recommends you calling in an expert. You can search our website for a security professional working to government endorsed standards that is local to you. This will give you the peace of mind that you will receive a high-quality service, with all the added protection of available financial protection and access to dispute resolution services in the event that things do go wrong.
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