August 4, 2021


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Be careful, things in the shed are not always insured money

This warns insurance advisor Aon.

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, houses are less and less divided, but more often in outbuildings such as garages and sheds. This is because we are working from home more often during the corona crisis. The houses are not empty during the day.

Electric bike

Garages and sheds are also less secure, but they often contain valuable items like electric bikes and expensive tools. According to the police, the number of break-ins in boxes, sheds and garages has increased since the beginning of the Corina crisis. This happens about 1100 times a month.

By default, the items in the shed are not covered by household insurance. If the shed is not on its own property or the property is not connected to the house, the insurer can refuse a claim.

Lock at knee height

Aon advises consumers to check the insurance conditions. A stable lock with the SKG quality mark can also be helpful. By placing an extra lock at knee level, you make it harder for burglars to kick the door. And there are locks that are connected to the smartphone and therefore warn in the event of a break-in.

And by hanging curtains, you prevent thieves from seeing the expensive electric bikes.