It’s not really our style to scaremonger the local community into buying new burglar alarm systems when there’s statistical rises in break-ins. From experience, we know how effective alarm systems are as deterrents on the front of houses, so we’re here with impartial advice for homeowners choosing to protect their homes.
This new burglary search tool from MoneySuperMarket is great, though, it’s a really interesting way to see where your local area ranks in terms of home insurance claims for reason of burglary in comparison to the rest of Dorset and the UK. Head to MoneySuperMarket.com and enter your postcode to see how your area ranks locally in terms of home insurance claims for burglary and how it compares the rest of the UK.
The chaps at MoneySuperMarket analysed 2 million home insurance quotes they’ve received in the past couple of years to find out which postcodes have the highest incidence of claims for burglary. Their findings suggest that busy urban areas are the biggest targets for theft, but those who call leafy suburbia home should also be aware of the risks associated with the higher anticipated value of their belongings.
So, we searched for our office address postcode in Poole Dorset, BH15 3AH, and it ranks 841st out of 2195 postcodes most likely to put in a home insurance claim for burglary. The results also show local rankings in a 10 mile radius and the local likelihood too of which we’re 6th out of 15.
If you’re thinking of having a new burglar alarm system for your home, or have an existing system that’s faulty, then see our latest offer for a wireless home burglar alarm system installed for £395 + VAT. When it comes to protection from opportunist burglars, this is the ideal solution, with a year’s guarantee on parts and labour there’s no better deterrent from burglars searching roads for opportunities to break and enter without alert.
If you’re not in the market for a burglar alarm system for your home, then read our winter home security tips – in partnership with Dorset Police – that goes through a six step procedure that you can follow at home to make sure your home is best protected as possible. There’s also a link to Dorset Police’s home assessment form that we suggest you do once a year, or when there are any significant changes to your home.