Tips for keeping your home secure
There are some simple things that you can do to keep your home safe and secure.
- Locate the water stopcock so you know how to turn off the water supply in the event of a burst pipe or leak
- Find out where your gas and electric meters are located and learn how to turn the power or gas supply off in an emergency
- Find your fuse box and learn how to change the fuse or re-set the switches if you need to
- Keep a torch near your electricity meter or fuse box in case of power cuts
Keep your home secure
- Fit window locks to all your windows and especially those on the ground floor
- Keep your doors locked even when you are in the house or garden
- Get to know your neighbours or even better; set up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in your community
- Report suspicious activity to the police by calling 999
- Don’t leave valuables in public view or near windows or doors
- Don’t let anyone into your home without checking for identification
We insure the building you live in but not the contents of your home.
That means that if you don’t have contents insurance then things like televisions, carpets and DVD players would not be replaced in the event of a burglary, fire or flood.