Allianz Northern Ireland

Burglary Prevention Tips

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August 29th, 2017

Whilst your home insurance covers the financial loss you suffer as a result of a break-in, nothing can protect you from the emotional trauma and shock suffered when a stranger ransacks your home and rummages through your personal belongings. However, there is a lot you can do to help prevent it from happening in the first place.

All External Doors

Fit five-lever mortice deadlocks (or their equivalent) to all external doors and you should lock these doors even if you are out for just a short time.

All Accessible Windows

A large number of break-ins occur through windows. Fit security locks to all accessible windows, i.e. those on the ground floor or near any drainpipes or flat roofs.

Going Out at Night

When you go out for the evening, it’s a good idea to draw the curtains and leave a light on in the living room or bedroom. Leaving the hall light on is not a good deterrent. Keep your garage/garden shed locked. Do not leave garden implements, especially ladders, lying around. They could help a thief gain access to your home.

Going on Holiday

When you go on holiday, cancel all deliveries, i.e. milk, newspapers, etc. Inform your local Police station that you will be away.

Car Keys

Because improved vehicle security prevents cars being stolen without a key, houses are being forcibly entered to obtain vehicle keys. Keys should:

What to do in the event of a burglary

If you have suffered a break-in please call us as soon as possible at +4428 9082 8828, as it is often necessary to carry out emergency repairs to doors and windows to secure your home. It may also be necessary for us to arrange an inspection. To assist you we WILL need the following information:

When dealing with your claim you will be asked to provide documents (receipts, manuals, valuations etc.) for any stolen items. It would be helpful to start gathering this information as soon as possible.

This guidance is for general information purposes only and does not purport to provide legal advice or other professional advice. Allianz accepts no responsibility or liability for any losses that may arise from any reliance upon the information contained in this guidance.

Information correct as of 19/07/17.