UK Homes Show Off Contents To Criminals

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The average home in the UK displays up to £4,000 of contents through ground floor windows, according to Swinton home insurance.

The average home in the UK displays up to £4,000 of contents through ground floor windows, according to Swinton home insurance.

Millions of people leave expensive televisions, stereos, computers and games consoles on view through downstairs windows, says Swinton, the UK's leading high street retailer of home insurance.

Swinton is warning people to obstruct the view of valuable electrical items using blinds or curtains, especially if they are out of the house.

Steve Chelton, Insurer Development Manager for Swinton home insurance, said: "Having expensive items on display is an open invitation to passing criminals.

"We'd advise anyone who owns expensive electrical items to always make sure that they have adequate contents insurance cover. It is possible to reduce Home insurance premiums by investing in home security measures such as burglar alarms, double locks for doors and strong window locks."

For more information contact Michael Travers or Anoushka Foster at Manchester PR agency SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770.

About Swinton

  •     With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer
  •     Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community
  •     Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
  •     With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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