mountain bikes and sunglasses are popular with thieves
(PRWEB) September 02, 2011
With DIY and power tools a popular choice of gifts for Father’s Day, NRMA Insurance is reminding dads to make sure their new gifts are insured.
If a man’s home is his castle, the shed or garage is often the ‘man cave’ where he stores all types of things. An NRMA Home Contents Insurance survey* found the most common items found in NSW men’s sheds or garages are gardening equipment (84%), power tools and DIY tools (79%), bicycles (47%) and spare furniture (43%).The survey also reveals that more than half of men surveyed don’t have adequate insurance cover for the items they store in their garages, or aren’t sure of their level of cover.
NRMA Insurance spokesperson Mariana Cidade urged NSW residents to review their home contents insurance to ensure their items are covered, should the worst happen.
“Year on year, our claims data** shows that items like mountain bikes and sunglasses are popular with thieves, both in and outside the home. With the Portable Contents Option by NRMA Home Contents Insurance, both are covered as portable items, or items that you would take out of your home, and you do not have to individually list items under $10,000 to be covered.”
“NSW dads can take some simple precautions too, including always locking up their garages and marking their Drivers Licence number on the back of valuables like power tools.”
The top ten items stolen from NSW garages and sheds in 2010 were:
1. Mountain bicycles
2. Miscellaneous power/garden tools
4. Walk-behind mowers
5. Drills and screwdrivers
6. Assorted sports/outdoor equipment
7. GPS units
10. Miscellaneous hand tools and hardware
*Based on a Pure Profile Research survey of 500 NSW men in April 2011.
**Based on NRMA Home Contents Insurance claims data for the calendar year 2010.
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