In a recent survey commissioned by Chill Insurance, Ireland’s leading home insurance company, 449 Irish people were asked to comment on the security of their homes and the findings are quite intriguing!
I would like to think of my house as very secure. I’m very lucky to live in a quiet area and to have fantastic neighbours, we are always looking out for each other. If an alarm sets off there is always someone out investigating and you can be guaranteed one of them will call you too just to be sure.
While I have an alarm and lock up securely every time I leave the house our doggie, Tinkerbell, is our main source of security. Our labrador is the friendliest of dogs, but her bark would send shivers down your spine. If she’s not tumbling around with the boy she sits in our playroom plonked on the sofa guarding our front door. Regardless who is at the door she will bark, whether it be Daddy, a neighbour or the postman. However she has different tones in her voice so we know when to get suspicious.
I’m definitely up there with the 57% of people who use their pets to help with security but I’m shocked to see materialistic items top the survey as most valuable possessions. Tink is a house dog, she always has been and without a doubt she is our most prized possession within our home along with the babogs of course. You can insure your home, laptop and you can even store your photo’s online on the likes of drop box but your pet is irreplaceable.
Something about the survey that really made me giggle was the 5% who lock their fridges. Seriously who does that? Actually, Joe hasn’t been far off padlocking our fridge at bedtime when I’m in the last weeks of pregnancy. I suppose we’ll see if I tip him over the edge in the next few months.
Are you with the 33% of people surveyed who say family photographs are your most prized possession? If not what is your most valuable asset?
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