These uncertain times have led to breaks in work, breaks in activities, and breaks in calendars and schedules. However, crime is something that never takes a break, so it's important to have safety strategies in place to protect our families, our homes, our vehicles, and our personal assets. In today's Aegis blog post, we look at some ways to create safety strategies for your personal assets and reduce your risk.
Even though more people are spending time at home telecommuting and quarantining for health concerns, burglars and thieves still are targeting homes across the region, to break into homes or steal property and packages from porches and open garages. To reduce the risk of theft or losses, homeowners can implement safety strategies such as having security cameras installed, motion activated lights added, and sending package deliveries to secure lockers.
Although people are driving less, cars and trucks remain a popular target for thieves because people are not being as cautious with their vehicles because they are home more often. An important safety strategy to reduce possible auto theft or car burglary is to always lock cars and trucks, whether at home, at work, or while running errands. It's also essential to never leave valuables inside vehicles whenever possible. The safer option is to carry them with you or leave them at home.
The Covid-19 pandemic has not slowed down the rate at which individuals continue to be targeted for financial theft and identify theft. Robbers target people leaving banks in order to steal withdrawal envelopes and bank bags, and also steal identities and account information through credit card skimmers or through the mail. To reduce your risk of becoming a robbery or identify theft victim, consider securing any withdrawal envelopes or bank bags well before leaving a bank, and be aware of surroundings before exiting a vehicle. Also, credit reporting bureaus are now offering access to free credit reports on a monthly basis, so consider checking regularly to ensure no suspicious activity or identity theft has occurred.
Current events have made our world a little chaotic and uncertain, but safety strategies can help protect what matters most and provide a much-needed sense of peace and security. Aegis Insurance & Financial Services is also committed to helping individuals and families have peace and security through our full range of Personal Insurance policies, including Homeowners Insurance, Auto Insurance, Umbrella Insurance, Inland Marine Insurance, and Life Insurance. Contact our Aegis office today at 713-850-7622 for more information, or fill out our online form to request a free quote.