Protect Home and Lives During Holidays, Insurer Advises
The Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company's Winter 2007 SAFETYwise e-newsletter offers expert advice for protecting homes, valuables, and lives during the holiday season. Online at www.atlanticmasterplan.com/press_releases/SafetywiseWinter07_Final.pdf, the four-page newsletter starts with tips for getting a home alarm system in top shape for the winter and ends with advice for anyone whose car stops running because of a flat tire, collision, or dead battery.
This auto advisory article includes a checklist of the essentials for a vehicle emergency kit. The home alarm article includes tips for protecting a home's phone line so thieves can't cut it and another tip to ensure all in the home know what to do when a smoke or intrusion alarm sounds.
Another article in the newsletter advises checking your home insurance policy when expensive gifts such as jewelry, china, or artwork are on the premises because their full value may not be covered by standard policies.