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Home and away: How can we protect our properties?

According to RGS Security, a burglary happens every 40 seconds in the UK[1]. So it’s important that we think about reducing the risk of it happening to us. Although we have things like buildings and content insurance to protect us should the worst happen, we should be thinking ‘prevention’ over ‘cure’. Whether it’s for everyday security or for the times when we’re away, there are a few simple steps we can take to keep our valuables secure.

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