Stay secure at a festival this summer with our guide to festival security.
Did you know that one in seven festival goers have been a victim of theft at a festival?
As figures suggest, the risk of crime at a festival is relatively high and can be considerably costly for those who attend, with it being reported that an estimated £190,000 worth of possessions were stolen at seven of the UK’s biggest festivals.
Take only the essentials
Try to take only the essentials to a festival. The fewer valuables you take the least likely are you to be a victim of theft.
Register any valuables
If you do decide to take any valuables with you such as a smart phone or tablet make sure you register them so if the worse did happen it will help to make recovery easier. You can register any valuables for free by visiting www.immobilise.com
Don’t leave any valuables in your vehicle
By leaving any valuables in your car you could be leaving yourself vulnerable to being a victim of theft as your car will be unattended for long periods of time whilst you enjoy the festival.
Remove any suction marks from your windscreen
If you have used a sat nav to find the festival’s venue make sure you remove any suction marks from your windscreen as failure to do so could alert a thief that there may be valuables such as a sat nav stored inside your vehicle.
Don’t bring large amounts of money, expensive jewellery, watches or costume jewellery that appears to be of value.
Use a site locker to store anything of value
If you do decide to bring any valuables to a festival don’t leave them in your tent or car instead use the site lockers to store them. These can usually be booked in advance and are open 24 hours a day.
Mark any valuables
Any valuables you do take to a festival should be marked with your details using a UV pen.
Extend your home insurance to include personal belongings
Home 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.