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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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When am I ‘most likely’ to get burgled?

  •  17 Dec, 2012

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

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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…'s burglary experiment

A burglar's feet

To highlight the issue of home security, 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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Why move when you can improve?

Blue paint can and brush
When you factor in the costs associated with moving, and bear in mind that any improvements you make are likely to add to your home’s value, staying put makes even more sense.  Read More…

Video: Are you an easy target for burglars?

How to beat burglars

Is your home an easy target for burglars? It's easy to get complacent when it comes to home security. Watch what happened when put this to the test.

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Britain's unluckiest house number revealed

House with a red front door
Does your house number have any bearing on your property’s risk of fire, flood or burglary? We reveal Britain's unluckiest house number.  Read More…

The precious and pricey items people value and cherish at home

Sentimental value infographic teaser

Sometimes the things that are important to us are expensive gadgets and sometimes they are priceless tokens which mean a lot to us. Can the economically valuable ever be our most precious item as well?

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