Controversy often surrounds us when it comes to our properties and burglaries. Locksmith Stoke on TrentÂ knows all to well how robbery can effect people homes. But, it’s not all bad news, according to this article from the independent house crimes have dropped dramatically since 1981, when security was severely lacking. Does this mean security has just improved? Or have robbers just calmed down on their plight to take peoples possessions? Catch up on the latest round up of property news from around the globe.
Top 10 postcodes where theft from homes has dropped
According to recent studies, claims for theft of contents from peoples homes has dropped in the past few years, meaning a decrease in insurance premiums. Although the research did show that thefts are more popular in summer, when properties are more likely to be empty.
Money: Hoarding may seem safe as houses, but itâ€™s not secure
A recent study showed that many people in Britain are hoarding their cash in their homes, in places like under their mattress. Many insurance companies don’t cover for loss of cash in house burglaries, and so advise to keep your cash in a secure bank account.
The Best Places to Hide Valuables in Your House
Now here’s a light hearted guide on how to hide valuables in your home, whether that be from potential burglars, or from the babysitter. Some of these ideas may seem far fetched, but you get the idea.
The Most Secure Places on Earth
Onto a bit of a lighter note…if you ever want to take notes on how to create a secure building without ever needing to hire a locksmith, take a look at some of these wonders from around the globe. They include a maximum security prison in America, all the way to a high security car park in the little city of Derby in the UK!