Going to University? Tips on staying safe!

Did you know that around one third of all students will become a victim of crime whilst at University. Student accommodation is often seen as an easy target with laptops and other valuable gadgets easy picking for opportunist thieves. Today, students have more high-value consumer goods per head than the rest of the population; 85% own a computer or laptop, 86% have a phone and many have their own TV, stereo and car. All of these items are shining beacons for the thiefs.

Unfortunately police research shows that students are the most targeted section of society by criminals and the average replacement cost for property stolen in a burglary is £906.00. A recent survey found that more than 30% of students had no security locks on doors or windows.

Studies also reveal that you are far less likely to become a victim of burglary at home if you have a correctly fitted and well maintained burglar alarm in place.

Burglary Prevention Tips for Students:

  1. One of the key things to look out for when choosing a student property is whether the accommodation has decent window locks (ideally key lockable) and deadlocks fitted on all outside doors. Make sure the locks meet with your current insurance requirements as if you do become a victim many insurance companies will not pay out if you have faulty or poor locks which do not meet with standards.
  2.  Mark all your valuable ie phones, laptops, tablets, bikes, cameras. Mark & register your property using Immobilise , If your property isn stolen Immobilise helps Police identify the owners of lost & stolen property thousands of times each day.

 

 

Domestic Security

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum efficitur elit eget arcu ornare vehicula. Orci varius natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

Commercial Security

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum efficitur elit eget arcu ornare vehicula. Orci varius natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

Public Sector Security

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum efficitur elit eget arcu ornare vehicula. Orci varius natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.