Keeping your caravan in safe and working order should be every caravan owner's number one priority. Having invested your hard earned cash (or pension) into your mobile castle you'd think keeping it suitably guarded would be of great importance. According to online magazine Out & About Live, there has been a rise in the number of caravan-related thefts. Caravan insurance firm Shield are suggesting we all start ‘stepping up security measures.'
The article reads as follows:
"For the first time in years, there's been a small increase in the number of caravans being stolen over the past year or so according to insurance specialist Shield Total Insurance."
"While the company hopes it's a temporary blip in the security statistics, it would like to remind caravan owners to never be complacent about security, especially as the majority of thefts have taken place at home, rather than at a secure storage facility."
Shield has released the following statistics and advice:
These startling sets of statistics highlight the real issues faced by caravan owners on a daily basis. Marinating a high level of vigilance and awareness is essential to the safety of your property. Criminals are constantly chopping and changing their tactics in order to snag what's someone else's; owners therefore need to adjust their activities accordingly.
Allens Caravan's (the residential and leisure caravan specialists for park retreats) believe that the safety and security of a caravan is paramount. Therefore we have compiled a check list of safety-inspired pointers to ensure your static caravan remains that way when it's not in use - home and away.
Home Security Tips:
As the majority of caravan incidences take place on our very doorsteps, taking proactive action to keep your pride and joy secure should always take precedent. The tips below will help you stay above the prying eyes of unscrupulous characters.
Away Security Tips:
Just because you're away on your caravan holiday in north wales (for instance) this shouldn't mean you let down your (caravan) guard. Just like a home, there are a number of precautions that you should take to keep your caravan safe.
By taking these tips on board you can rest assured that your caravan will remain safe and sound no matter if you're home or away. For full details on Allens Caravans view our website.