Don't Leave Home Without A Home Valuables Video
Recently I was reading about a rash of robberies in our area that were focusing
on grabbing jewelry and other small items that can be sold for quick cash.
Home invasions seem to be an easy way for criminals to get fast cash.
With the rise in precious metals and the cash for gold stores in every town
it makes it easy to convert jewelry to cash. If you are planning an extended
time away from home, this gives thieves an open opportunity.
No one wants to think they might be robbed. But preparation for a home burglary
is key to helping police with descriptions of the items stolen. You also will need
to prove your losses to your insurance company. It makes sense to have some
kind of permanent record of valuables with a photo and brief description.
My suggestion is to pick a day and document your valuables. Then put the record
of your inventory in a safe place, such as a safe deposit box, a relative's home,
or off-site location. So if the worst happens and a home invasion or disaster
strikes, your record is not destroyed.
Police and insurance companies recommend a narrated video of each room in
the house, including the basement and garage, describing individual items that
are of value. Next, still photos of valuable items such as china, silver, jewelry
collections, are invaluable proof to the insurance company of exactly what you
had. Once completed, add a brief description to the photo. Many small items
can be forgotten until years later if you are just trusting your memory.
This sounds like a big task. But well worth the effort, especially if you have a loss
and have to prove ownership. Now, to follow my own advice; Where is our video
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