Television fans who intend to purchase a brand new television set in order to stay-in & watch TV in style should beware of how they dispose of the packaging, Home insurance industry experts warn. Recent research has revealed that 18% of homeowners plan to upgrade their television set within the next two months and 5% have already done so.
Carelessness with throwing away the packaging, however, can provide a useful sign for potential thieves. Packaging that is left outside the house advertises to opportunistic burglars that the homeowner has purchased a new television set, and is therefore a good target. By unthinkingly advertising their recent acquisition, householders could be increasing their risk of a burglary.
It is recommended that the packaging for an expensive item like a top-quality television set should be disposed of immediately, in a place far away from the home, such as the nearest recycling point. This will ensure that any burglars canvasing the area for houses containing expensive equipment will be unaware that the householder has purchased a new television. Taking this simple precaution will reduce the risk of burglary and give the owners of new electronic equipment peace of mind while they enjoy watching the latest movies, TV Shows or playing the latest games in High Definition.