What Do You Do If Your House is Burgled?
Homeowners in the Lancaster area are advised to take care after a series of burglaries earlier this month, the Lancashire Evening Post reports. While the victims were students- often viewed as easy targets because they’re keen on new technology but don’t know how to protect it- it’s clearly a growing problem in the area at large.
In the event your home is broken into, what should you do next? Read on to find out...
Contact your bank: As soon as you’re aware that a robbery has taken place, make sure you get in touch with your bank or credit card provider and cancel your cards- it’s better to be careful. If you contact them within the first 24 hours, you should be able to get the money back if the thief uses your card.
Inform the police: Your next move should be to contact the police. Don’t convince yourself that it doesn’t matter and there’s nothing they can do to help; your home and property have been violated. They will be understanding and try to give you a sense of closure.
Notify your insurance company: Make a list of everything that has been stolen, both for the police and your insurance company. When you ring your insurers, be calm and follow their instructions- they are only doing their job. They may either send an assessor round to your property or ask you to fill out a claim form.
Call a locksmith: Your thoughts should now turn to securing your home. If your home was damaged during the burglary, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 783 1104; we provide emergency window boarding in the North West along with 24 hour emergency glazing. It’s definitely worth having your locks changed in case the thieves were able to steal a key; our experienced locksmiths can fit a wide range of locks and advise you on the best security arrangements. If you keep our number on your mobile or in your wallet, you will always have the details of a reliable locksmith in times of emergency.
Tuesday 16th of July 2013