Smart locks issues

Last week, around 500 users of smart locks produced by the US company LockState found that their locks did not work properly after a faulty update was released, leaving users unable to lock and unlock homes. Lockstate apologised but wasn’t able to provide customers with an immediate solution to the issue – it took 5-18…

I want to ride my bicycle! So keep your cycle safe

So now spring has sprung and the sun is shining, more of you will want to get out and about on your faithful bike again, but make sure your bike is secure. On average 376,000 cycles are stolen every year and over half of all cycle thefts in the UK take place close to home,…

Security made simple

You may have heard of insurers referring to minimum security, but what is it and when do insurers require it? Locks that would comply with minimum security to all final exit doors for most insurers would include; approved to British Standard (BS3621). 

Home insurance FAQs – flat owners

This week a lot of PolicyCastle customers living in flats have asked us questions about how they should complete some of the sections on PolicyCastle’s short application form for home insurance. So we have put the answers to these frequently asked questions in this article, to help others looking for the same information.

Conceal and protect, how to keep your property safe when it’s unoccupied

If your property has been unoccupied for more than one policy year some standard insurers will not offer renewal on properties that will remain unoccupied long-term, or cover will likely be restricted to Fire, Lightning, Earthquake and Explosion only (FLEE).  If you are looking for more extensive level of cover you may need to seek…