It will have come as a surprise to many that Guildford was recently named as one of the UK's top burglary claims hotspots.
This alarming revelation comes from MoneySuperMarket, who conduct annual research that analyses more than two million home insurance quotes over the last two years.
The Guildford postal district of GU3 (which also covers Compton, Normandy, Woking, Pirbright, Worplesdon, Puttenham, Fairlands, Wood Street Village, Wanborough, Artington, Artington) didn’t make an appearance anywhere in the top 20 last year.
Therefore, it comes as quite a shock to find it has suddenly hit the top spot with a rate of 51.43 claims per 1,000 quotes.
There are many different types of safes on the market including wall mounted, free standing, fireproof as well as a whole host of different locking systems to choose from.
Here we take a look at what you need to consider when deciding on the right option for your home or business.
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A House with Multiple Occupany (HMO) is a property that’s rented out by at least three people who are not from one household such as a family. They share facilities like the bathroom and kitchen.
HMOs are popular with students and public-sector workers and are often found near universities, colleges and large public-sector organisations such as hospitals.
The internet has changed many things, and that includes home security.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has made it easy to connect pretty much any device so that it can be remotely controlled, transforming the world of security – and not just commercially.
Home security systems are more sophisticated than ever with remote controls for door locks, lights, cameras and alarms. It has made it simple to monitor your home from anywhere.
If improving your home security is on your list of things to do this year, then make a start by reviewing your current situation. Are your windows and doors secure? Do you have a working intruder alarm? Is it time to install exterior motion-sensor lighting or even CCTV?