I guess I‘m one of the lucky ones, in that I’ve never had to experience a break-in, but I have seen first-hand how it can affect a family.
A good friend of mine had just given birth to her first child when her home was broken into during the night. She woke up and realised there were two men in the house but thankfully they didn’t hang around once they heard her getting up.
Understandably she was shaken up and felt her home and family had been violated. Still to this day, eight years later, she and her husband sometimes get up during the night just to check everything is okay.
Of course she took some practical steps too – getting a state of the art alarm system in place and they now thoroughly check all windows and doors are locked before leaving the house or going to sleep at night. She’s also very careful to keep any irreplaceable sentimental items hidden and locked away, steps we should really all be taking – after all it only takes five seconds to enable an alarm.
Burglaries are on the rise and so I was surprised to recently learn that only half of people in Ireland have a house alarm and one in four don’t even lock their doors when they leave their home. Home safety has never been more important, which is why Liberty Insurance have launched their new Precious and Personal campaign.
If you’d like to know more about the various different ways you can protect your home, have a read of Liberty Insurance’s top home safety tips here:
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post with Liberty Insurance, all views/words are my own