Insurance company NFU Mutual has released a set of guidelines highlighting the importance of home security and insurance.
The insurer warns that burglars are likely to take advantage of darker mornings and nights as winter draws in since they can commit crimes without being seen.
NFU Mutual’s chief underwriting manager, said: "It’s time to check door and window locks and make sure sheds and outbuildings are secured."
A recent poll by the insurance provider has revealed that many homeowners do not take even the most basic of security measures to protect their homes from theft.
Of the homeowners polled, 17.5 per cent said that they never locked their doors are night and a further 15.8 per cent only locked the door "sometimes".
NFU Mutual offers a range of products from general insurance, life insurance and risk management services.To read more about Home Insurance, click here.
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