With the evenings getting darker ensure your home is safe and sound from burglars this winter

23rd October 2014


With the evenings drawing in homeowners are being urged to take extra precautions in order to protect their homes and property as the increased hours of darkness could spark a surge in unwelcome visitors.

For its part Halifax Home Insurance recorded 2,832 burglary claims last winter, paying out a total of more than £20m, with the average claim costing £1,727. In fact winter claims last year cost 12% more compared to summer as thieves on the hunt for an easy target used cover of darkness to their advantage asserted the group.

Martyn Foulds, senior claims manager, Halifax Insurance, said: “Tt’s important to look at ways to step up security to avoid falling victim. Checking your insurance cover is a small but significant step towards keeping your home safe, and will go a long way to cover any potential financial losses. Items of sentimental value may not be replaceable, so preventative action will help you to protect the things you value most.”

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