If you’re looking for ways to protect your home and family, chances are you’re mostly focussed on physical security – locks, alarms, automatic security lights – or maybe you’re thinking about installing some extra smoke alarms.
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For most of us, house fires are the stuff of nightmares. A fire can destroy your whole home and everything you own in a terrifyingly short amount of time. It can also seriously threaten the health, or even the lives, of your loved ones.
If you live in the UK, you have about a 1% chance of getting burgled in any given year.
That might sound small, but considering the average UK citizen now lives to see 80, it actually means you have a 4 in 5 chance of being burgled at some point in your life (counting from the day you’re born). You’re four times more likely to be burgled than not in an average lifetime, assuming the odds stay roughly the same throughout.
As it seems to with all stories these days, my adventure started with a COVID test.
A week earlier, I had been invited to attend a meeting in Spain with a future business partner who was potentially considering investing in the company. As you can imagine, travelling in the middle of a pandemic isn’t as pleasant as pre-COVID times.
18 months in the making. On Friday, schools across the country broke up for the summer holiday. With COVID restrictions largely lifted, this will be the first time many people have been away with their families in over a year.
Whilst going abroad is still off the cards for most, Britain’s beaches are expected to be busy from dawn till dusk as a holiday-goers flock on staycation. You can go out for a meal at a restaurant, you can host a barbecue, you can even hug old friends. Please, let’s be responsible though.
We know. It’s been a while since you enjoyed a worry-free getaway. But, spending more time at home has probably given you the chance to invest in it more than ever before. Maybe you’ve tried some DIY, finished a passion project or renovated entire sections of your home. It’s all this care and attention that makes your home, and everything inside it, irreplaceable.
At Hiro, we want you to enjoy that first sip of freedom without the worry that something awful is going to happen to your home and your memories when you venture out. That’s why we’re going to take you through some practical, proactive steps you can take to make each room in your home substantially safer – whether you’re in or out.
At Hiro, we value clear and straightforward language. If you’re a Redditor, you’ll recognise the term “ELI5” (Explain Like I’m 5) and it’s exactly what we aim for.
So, we’re using that principle to explain what Hiro is, why it’s not like other insurers, and what that means for you.
A lot, if not all, smart technology claims it’s going to save you time and money, improve your life or make you safer. At Hiro, we’re big fans of all of those things, but particularly the latter one – safety. But does it actually work, or is it just a gimmick? Does smart technology actually make you safer?
It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post. Copywriting isn’t my strong point, so I usually try to steer away from it. But on this occasion, I’ve decided to give it a go.