Home insurance: 47 per cent won't open the door when it's dark

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Almost half (47 per cent) of home dwellers in the UK wouldn't open the front door to people when it gets dark, while 51 per cent get worried about the prospect of a break-in, according to a poll by Gocompare.com.

Some 17 per cent - nearly one in five - are already in the unfortunate position of having had burglars steal from them. One can only hope that they had home insurance.

To help warn-off burglars, the website suggests taking steps to mask the fact that a house is empty when going out. This could be as simple as making sure a light stays shining after nightfall. It also recommends burglar alarms to those who have the money.

Meanwhile, it suggests making sure that valuable items can’t be seen through windows, as well as keeping curtains closed overnight.

"Householders can take a range of measures to make their homes less attractive to intruders, and home insurance can help you to replace your possessions if you are targeted by burglars," said the website's Mark Greening.

The website reported earlier this year that 59 per cent of Neighbourhood Watch members feel belonging is worthwhile to them, according to its research.

Posted by Noel Martin.

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