National locksmiths, Keytek®, have put together a ‘Festival Goer’s Guide to Security’ to ensure those attending festivals this summer are taking all the precautions available to them to ensure their valuables stay secure.
Festivals are big business in the UK and have increased in popularity considerably, when Glastonbury Festival first opened in 1970 just 1,500 people attended and in most recent years around 150,000 people attend Glastonbury each year (KGB Answers). Festival goers will spend more than £1,600 a year attending summer music events and will spend an average of £450.18 on tickets and an estimated £203.97 whilst at the music festival on food and drink (Female First).
With the popularity of festivals increasing over the years this has also seen an increase in the risk of crimes such as theft. Did you know that an estimated £190,000 worth of items were stolen from those attending festivals in the summer of 2010 (Telegraph)? The average unattended tent will contain valuables such as mobile phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, designer clothing and shoes which total an average of £928.
For the average thief festivals can mean big business! Follow Keytek® Locksmith’s ‘Festival Goer’s Guide to Security’ for useful tips and advice on how you can keep your valuables safe and secure at a festival.
- Try to take only the essentials with you! The fewer valuables you bring the less likely you are to be a victim of theft.
- If you do decide to bring any expensive items register them for free, then if it is stolen and recovered it can be returned. Visit www.immobilise.com to register your property.
- Do not leave any valuables in your car.
- If you have used a sat nav remove any suction marks on the windscreen.
- Don’t bring large amounts of money/expensive jewellery, watches, neck chains etc. or any costume jewellery that appears to be of value.
- If you do bring valuables don’t leave them in your tent or car – put them in the on-site lockers. These can usually be booked in advance and are open 24 hours a day.
- Mark any valuables with your details. You can do this with a UV pen.
- Insurance provider Aviva advise extending your home and contents insurance to include personal belongings cover otherwise you may end up facing a bill of replacing lost or stolen items.
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