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Attitudes to home security

HOW DOES WHERE YOU LIVE SAFE AS HOUSES IN THE UK AFFECT YOUR ATTITUDE TO HOME SECURITY? VeT SCOTLAND WHEN GOING OUT, 18% OF PEOPLE IN SCOTLAND LEAVE THEIR LIGHTS ON FOR SECURITY 1m5 SECURITY TIP: LETTERS PILING UP ARE A TELL-TALE SIGN YOU'RE AWAY, ASK A FRIEND TO POP ROUND AND PICK UP YOUR MAIL WOULD ASK A NEIGHBOUR TO CHECK THEIR PROPERTY WHEN THEY'RE AWAY ...... NORTHERN IRELAND DID YOU KNOW? THE AVERAGE HOME SECURITY SPEND HERE IS JUST £162" OUT OF BURGLARIES, THIEVES DO NOT HAVE TO USE FORCÉ. THEY GET IN THROUGH AN OPEN DOOR OR WINDOW 46% LESS THAN PEOPLE IN THE WEST MIDLANDS NORTH EAST DID YOU KNOW? AT SWINTON, SOME INSURERS ON OUR PANEL INCREASE YOUR CONTENTS INSURANCE TO COVER SPECIAL OCCASIONS SUCH AS CHRISTMAS, RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS 1/3 AND WEDDINGS OF PEOPLE HERE WORRY ABOUT BEING BURGLED AT CHRISTMAS YORKSHIRE SECURITY TIP: 2/5 WHEN ON HOLIDAY, USE TIMER SWITCHES TO CREATE THE ILLUSION SOMEONE'S HOME AT NIGHT OF PEOPLE HERE KEEP THEIR CURTAINS DRAWN TO DETER WOULD-BE THIEVES NORTH WEST 1.4 DON'T SET THEIR ALARMS WHEN HEADING OFF ON HOLIDAY DID YOU KNOW? 58% 34% OF BURGLARIES TAKE PLACE IN THE EVENING OR NIGHT OCCUR AT THE WEEKEND EAST MIDLANDS 7431 6980 25 37% OF PEOPLE HERE HAVE AN ALARM AT HOME, BUT DON'T KNOW THE CODE! SECURITY TIP: Mark your belongings with a UV pen. WEST MIDLANDS 37% 18% OF PEOPLE WOULD INVESTIGATE A NEIGHBOUR'S ALARM GOING OFF AS COMPARED WITH ONLY WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE IN THE EAST MIDLANDS IF THEY HEARD AN INTRUDER DOWNSTAIRS 3 10 PEOPLE FROM THIS REGION WOULD GRAB SOMETHING TO DEFEND THEMSELVES WALES SAFETY TIP: A REASSURING HAVING TRELLISES WITH PRICKLY SHRUBS AROUND YOUR BACK GARDEN CAN BE A GOOD DETERRENT OUT OF 0 FEEL SAFE IN THEIR OWN HOME, HOWEVER. 50% OF PEOPLE SLEEP WITH SOMETHING TO DEFEND THEMSELVES UNDER THEIR BEDS EAST ANGLIA DID YOU KNOW? MORE THAN HALF THE BURGLARS INTERVIEWED IN A UK STUDY SAID THEY WOULD NOT BURGLE A HOUSE WITH A VISIBLE ALARM SYSTEM IS ONE OF THE UK'S SAFEST REGIONS, OVER 3/4 OF PEOPLE HAVE NEVER BEEN BURGLED AND A WHOPPING 85% OWN A SECURITY DEVICE SOUTH WEST 1m4 13% HAS AN ALARM IN THEIR HOUSE AND NEVER SET IT SOUTH EAST IN THE FIRST 5 YEARS OF MOVING HERE, SECURITY TIP: KEEP YOUR HOUSE AND CAR KEYS AWAY FROM THE FRONT DOOR... A SKILLED THIEF COULD NEARLY 1/5 GAIN ACCESS TO THEM VIA THE LETTERBOX OF PEOPLE EXPECT TO BE BURGLED LONDON 8% OF PEOPLE SURVEYED SAID THEY'D TURN UP THE TV IF A NEXT DOOR'S ALARM WAS GOING OFF SECURITY TIP: MAKE SURE ALL YOUR EXTERNAL DOORS HAVE AT LEAST 3 LOCKING POINTS SOURCES: Factual information provided by Crimestoppers. www.crimestoppers.co.uk - October 2012 Independent survey of 2000 homeowners conducted August 2012 for Swinton

Attitudes to home security

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This infographic shows how attitudes to home security differ across the UK. The findings include home owner’s worries, their preventative measures and their spend on home security. There is also som...

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