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Kids' front door keys threaten home security

Key in door lock

Entrusting your child with their own house key is a rite of passage for most families, and some parents now give keys to children as young as nine. But before you get those keys cut, spare a thought for the security of your home.

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Brits turn a blind eye to local crime

burglar alarm system

Even if a crime may be occurring nearby, many people would turn a blind eye and ignore warning signs such as a car or burglar alarm, new research shows.

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Baby buggy black market sees thefts rise

boy in baby buggy

Baby buggy theft is on the rise in Britain as designer models increase in value and cash-strapped parents are buying second-hand to save money, according to new research.

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Win a hi-tech gnome security camera

The Garden Guardian home security gnome

Confused.com has created the Garden Guardian, the latest home security feature. Find out more about this gnome protector here.

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When am I ‘most likely’ to get burgled?

  •  17 Dec, 2012
burglary

Home insurance claims for theft peak in June, November and January according to new stats released by Confused.com.

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Top tips if you're leaving your home alone this Christmas

Top tips if you're leaving your Home Alone this Christmas
Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for burglars, so we asked a little friend of ours for his top tips if you're planning on leaving your home alone over the festive period.  Read More…

Is your home burglar-proof?

A padlocked door

The value Britons place on their homes and possessions is vastly disproportionate to the measures they take to safeguard them, according to new research.

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Would you get a guard dog to protect your home and family?

German Shepherd in a field
For homeowners, keeping your property secure when you’re both in and out of the house is paramount, with many splashing out on hi-tech alarm systems. But would you ever consider getting a dog to protect your home?  Read More…

Is your house a home or an investment?

A row of houses

Britain is a nation obsessed with bricks and mortar. For those who do own their own property, how do you view it - as a home or an investment? 

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Confused.com's burglary experiment

A burglar's feet

To highlight the issue of home security, Confused.com gave three people the chance to break in to a house and pilfer some of the UK’s most stolen items. Find out what happened here.

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