A survey by Swinton insurance has revealed that 70% of UK homeowners would investigate if they heard their neighbours burglar alarm going off. 26% would just call the police and 3% would simply ignore it.
The research also showed that one third of those surveyed do not use their burglar alarm, as they are worried about pets or children setting them off in the night or because they simply do not know how to operate them. Swinton is advising their customers to ensure that any alarm which is mentioned on an insurance policy must be used or an insurance claim may be invalid. DIY burglar alarms are available at most DIY stores and are simple to install and use.