It’s that glorious time of the year again, vacay time! But before you pack the kids, the sunhats, the board games, the dogs and hook up your caravan for the long haul down to the seaside, make sure to safe proof your home.
“According to South Africa’s annual crime statistics* for the period of 2013/2014, our country experienced two of the worst years from a crime reduction point of view in the last decade, with property crime as rife as ever,” says Derek Wilson, Head of Hippo.co.za, South Africa’s leading online insurance and financial services comparison website. “Statistics show 260 460 cases of residential burglary were reported. This means that each day, on average, 714 households were burgled in 2013/2014.”
So before you leave your home for the holidays, here are some preventative measures** you could consider taking to avoid becoming a crime stat:
Established in 2007, Hippo.co.za is South Africa’s leading comparison website that helps consumers save money by comparing a range of South African providers across financial products such as Car Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance, Medical and more. Hippo.co.za is free to use and saves consumers the time and hassle of shopping around for the best deal since the Hippo.co.za website instantly retrieves real-time quotes from the different providers using the latest Internet technology. One in two people could save hundreds of Rands per month* on their Car Insurance alone by using Hippo.co.za to compare before they buy or switch to a new provider.
Hippo.co.za makes money by simply charging its partners a fee when a customer chooses to find out more about their products. The results consumers see, and the order in which they are presented, are in no way influenced by the fee Hippo.co.za charges its partners or any other factors other than the price of the product being compared.
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Hippo Comparative Services (Pty) Ltd is an authorised financial services provider (FSP number: 16357).
*** Based on 2015 independent market research conducted by Kaufman Levin Associates.