Worrying about being robbed when we're away from our house is natural, but not all potential thieves are carefully tracking our movements. A survey of 1,000 Australian home owners suggests that amongst those who had been burgled, 22% were at home when the robbery occurred.
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Just 29% of the respondents in the survey, conducted by ADT Security, said they had experienced a break-in, and only 8% said it had happened in the last year, so it's not necessarily a hugely likely event. One of our most prevalent worries is losing our digital possessions: 69% said that losing a laptop or PC would be their biggest concern in the event of a break-in.
Having hard-to-pick locks and screens on your windows can help reduce the risk of burglary. Check out our Hive Five of home inventory tools for tools to help list your possessions if you do need to make an insurance claim, and check out advice from a burglar on good locations to hide money.