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I will also tell you how to insure your gear.</span><span lang=\"EN\"></span><span lang=\"EN\"></span></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4804\" class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\"><span id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4803\" lang=\"EN\">If you are on the road in a van with a trailer or a bus, you have to expect that thieves will assume you have gear worth stealing. Some thieves specifically target touring musicians during load-in and load-out at particular venues.</span></p>\n<h2>Ideas to keep your music gear safe while on tour:</h2>\n<ol>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Tint or paint your windows. Buy blinds. Prevent people from seeing what is inside your vehicle.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Install an alarm.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Sounds simple, but develop a protocol to make sure your vehicle is locked at all times.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Park your vehicle back against a wall whenever possible so it’s harder to get in the back doors.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Park in the underground garage of your hotel rather than the surface lot.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Leave your vehicle at a tow truck yard: they are manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The cost is usually reasonable for the protection provided.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Consider chaining all your gear together in your van so that if the thief does a smash &amp; grab, they will not be able to get away quickly.</span></li>\n<li><span lang=\"EN\">Finally, make sure your gear is insured.</span></li>\n</ol>\n<div style=\"text-align: center;\"></div>\n<p>Insure your gear with an insurance broker that specializes in instrument insurance for music professionals, such as Front Row. <a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">Most homeowner policies will <strong>not</strong> insure instruments</a> and gear used professionally, so source a policy for professionals.</p>\n<p id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4833\" class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\">Front Row offers <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\">instrument insurance</a> 24/7 online.</p>\n<p class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h3>Related:</h3>\n<p><a href=\"/musical-instrument-insurance-101\" rel=\" noopener\">Musical Instrument Insurance 101: How to Protect Your Instruments</a><br><a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-theft-prevention-what-you-need-to-know\" rel=\" noopener\">Tips &amp; tricks to guard your gear </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/205377/protecting-musical-instruments-at-home-insurance-and-more\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments at home</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/205279/6-ways-to-protect-your-instruments-at-airports-and-on-planes\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments at airports </a><br>Protecting instruments on tour<br><a href=\"/articles/summer-and-tours-what-you-need-to-know-about-musical-tour-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">Musical tour insurance </a><br><a href=\"/articles/band-on-the-run-touring-insurance-tips-for-taking-your-show-on-the-road\" rel=\" noopener\">Band on the run </a><br><a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/81594/why-even-your-band-should-carry-liability-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">Tribute bands and liability </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-guitar\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your guitar</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-drums\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your drums</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-keyboard\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your keyboard</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-violin\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your violin</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-saxophone\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your saxophone</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118532/stolen-musical-instruments-how-to-make-a-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">How to make a claim</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/191494/instrument-insurance-what-is-my-gear-worth-in-an-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">What is my gear worth in event of claim?</a><br><a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">You may not be covered under homeowners</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118744/front-row-instrument-policy-launches-on-line\" rel=\" noopener\">Front Row’s musical instrument policy </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/117160/instrument-insurance-for-socan-members\" rel=\" noopener\">Insurance for SOCAN members </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/146779/musical-instrument-insurance-companies-how-to-compare\" rel=\" noopener\">How to compare musical instrument insurance cos.</a><br><a href=\"/articles/blurring-the-lines-of-music-infringement-law-three-perspectives-in-one\" rel=\" noopener\">Blurring the lines of music infringement law</a></p></span>","publish_immediately":null,"html_title":"Musical Gear : Insurance and Protection While on Tour / on the Road","blog_publish_to_social_media_task":"DONE","rss_body":"<p id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4787\" class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\"><span id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4786\" lang=\"EN\">I’m going to give you some tips to protect your instruments and gear when you are on tour. I will also tell you how to insure your gear.</span><span lang=\"EN\"></span><span lang=\"EN\"></span></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4804\" class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\"><span id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4803\" lang=\"EN\">If you are on the road in a van with a trailer or a bus, you have to expect that thieves will assume you have gear worth stealing. Some thieves specifically target touring musicians during load-in and load-out at particular venues.</span></p>\n<h2>Ideas to keep your music gear safe while on tour:</h2>\n<ol>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Tint or paint your windows. Buy blinds. Prevent people from seeing what is inside your vehicle.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Install an alarm.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Sounds simple, but develop a protocol to make sure your vehicle is locked at all times.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Park your vehicle back against a wall whenever possible so it’s harder to get in the back doors.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Park in the underground garage of your hotel rather than the surface lot.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Leave your vehicle at a tow truck yard: they are manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The cost is usually reasonable for the protection provided.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Consider chaining all your gear together in your van so that if the thief does a smash &amp; grab, they will not be able to get away quickly.</span></li>\n<li><span lang=\"EN\">Finally, make sure your gear is insured.</span></li>\n</ol>\n<div style=\"text-align: center;\"></div>\n<p>Insure your gear with an insurance broker that specializes in instrument insurance for music professionals, such as Front Row. <a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">Most homeowner policies will <strong>not</strong> insure instruments</a> and gear used professionally, so source a policy for professionals.</p>\n<p id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4833\" class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\">Front Row offers <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\">instrument insurance</a> 24/7 online.</p>\n<p class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h3>Related:</h3>\n<p><a href=\"/musical-instrument-insurance-101\" rel=\" noopener\">Musical Instrument Insurance 101: How to Protect Your Instruments</a><br><a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-theft-prevention-what-you-need-to-know\" rel=\" noopener\">Tips &amp; tricks to guard your gear </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/205377/protecting-musical-instruments-at-home-insurance-and-more\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments at home</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/205279/6-ways-to-protect-your-instruments-at-airports-and-on-planes\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments at airports </a><br>Protecting instruments on tour<br><a href=\"/articles/summer-and-tours-what-you-need-to-know-about-musical-tour-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">Musical tour insurance </a><br><a href=\"/articles/band-on-the-run-touring-insurance-tips-for-taking-your-show-on-the-road\" rel=\" noopener\">Band on the run </a><br><a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/81594/why-even-your-band-should-carry-liability-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">Tribute bands and liability </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-guitar\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your guitar</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-drums\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your drums</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-keyboard\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your keyboard</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-violin\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your violin</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-saxophone\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your saxophone</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118532/stolen-musical-instruments-how-to-make-a-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">How to make a claim</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/191494/instrument-insurance-what-is-my-gear-worth-in-an-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">What is my gear worth in event of claim?</a><br><a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">You may not be covered under homeowners</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118744/front-row-instrument-policy-launches-on-line\" rel=\" noopener\">Front Row’s musical instrument policy </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/117160/instrument-insurance-for-socan-members\" rel=\" noopener\">Insurance for SOCAN members </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/146779/musical-instrument-insurance-companies-how-to-compare\" rel=\" noopener\">How to compare musical instrument insurance cos.</a><br><a href=\"/articles/blurring-the-lines-of-music-infringement-law-three-perspectives-in-one\" rel=\" noopener\">Blurring the lines of music infringement law</a></p>","legacy_post_guid":"76ba4576-d801-4ef4-9b57-183ec5106c82","tag_ids":[949436814,3186200793],"enable_google_amp_output_override":false,"featured_image_alt_text":"Musical Gear : Insurance and Protection While on Tour / on the Road","link_rel_canonical_url":null,"last_edit_session_id":null,"last_edit_update_id":null,"published_by_id":598790,"published_at":1653597782905,"layout_sections":{},"scheduled_update_date":0,"featured_image_width":300,"featured_image_height":175,"header":null},"metaDescription":"Insurance and Protection for musical instruments and music gear while on tour. 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I will also tell you how to insure your gear.</span><span lang=\"EN\"></span><span lang=\"EN\"></span></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4804\" class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\"><span id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4803\" lang=\"EN\">If you are on the road in a van with a trailer or a bus, you have to expect that thieves will assume you have gear worth stealing. Some thieves specifically target touring musicians during load-in and load-out at particular venues.</span></p>\n<h2>Ideas to keep your music gear safe while on tour:</h2>\n<ol>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Tint or paint your windows. Buy blinds. Prevent people from seeing what is inside your vehicle.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Install an alarm.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Sounds simple, but develop a protocol to make sure your vehicle is locked at all times.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Park your vehicle back against a wall whenever possible so it’s harder to get in the back doors.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Park in the underground garage of your hotel rather than the surface lot.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Leave your vehicle at a tow truck yard: they are manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The cost is usually reasonable for the protection provided.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Consider chaining all your gear together in your van so that if the thief does a smash &amp; grab, they will not be able to get away quickly.</span></li>\n<li><span lang=\"EN\">Finally, make sure your gear is insured.</span></li>\n</ol>\n<div style=\"text-align: center;\"></div>\n<p>Insure your gear with an insurance broker that specializes in instrument insurance for music professionals, such as Front Row. <a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">Most homeowner policies will <strong>not</strong> insure instruments</a> and gear used professionally, so source a policy for professionals.</p>\n<p id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4833\" class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\">Front Row offers <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\">instrument insurance</a> 24/7 online.</p>\n<p class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h3>Related:</h3>\n<p><a href=\"/musical-instrument-insurance-101\" rel=\" noopener\">Musical Instrument Insurance 101: How to Protect Your Instruments</a><br><a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-theft-prevention-what-you-need-to-know\" rel=\" noopener\">Tips &amp; tricks to guard your gear </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/205377/protecting-musical-instruments-at-home-insurance-and-more\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments at home</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/205279/6-ways-to-protect-your-instruments-at-airports-and-on-planes\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments at airports </a><br>Protecting instruments on tour<br><a href=\"/articles/summer-and-tours-what-you-need-to-know-about-musical-tour-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">Musical tour insurance </a><br><a href=\"/articles/band-on-the-run-touring-insurance-tips-for-taking-your-show-on-the-road\" rel=\" noopener\">Band on the run </a><br><a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/81594/why-even-your-band-should-carry-liability-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">Tribute bands and liability </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-guitar\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your guitar</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-drums\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your drums</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-keyboard\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your keyboard</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-violin\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your violin</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-saxophone\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your saxophone</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118532/stolen-musical-instruments-how-to-make-a-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">How to make a claim</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/191494/instrument-insurance-what-is-my-gear-worth-in-an-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">What is my gear worth in event of claim?</a><br><a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">You may not be covered under homeowners</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118744/front-row-instrument-policy-launches-on-line\" rel=\" noopener\">Front Row’s musical instrument policy </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/117160/instrument-insurance-for-socan-members\" rel=\" noopener\">Insurance for SOCAN members </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/146779/musical-instrument-insurance-companies-how-to-compare\" rel=\" noopener\">How to compare musical instrument insurance cos.</a><br><a href=\"/articles/blurring-the-lines-of-music-infringement-law-three-perspectives-in-one\" rel=\" noopener\">Blurring the lines of music infringement law</a></p></span>","postBodyRss":"<p id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4787\" class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\"><span id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4786\" lang=\"EN\">I’m going to give you some tips to protect your instruments and gear when you are on tour. I will also tell you how to insure your gear.</span><span lang=\"EN\"></span><span lang=\"EN\"></span></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4804\" class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\"><span id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4803\" lang=\"EN\">If you are on the road in a van with a trailer or a bus, you have to expect that thieves will assume you have gear worth stealing. Some thieves specifically target touring musicians during load-in and load-out at particular venues.</span></p>\n<h2>Ideas to keep your music gear safe while on tour:</h2>\n<ol>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Tint or paint your windows. Buy blinds. 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I will also tell you how to insure your gear.</span><span lang=\"EN\"></span><span lang=\"EN\"></span></p>\n<!--more-->\n<p id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4804\" class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\"><span id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4803\" lang=\"EN\">If you are on the road in a van with a trailer or a bus, you have to expect that thieves will assume you have gear worth stealing. Some thieves specifically target touring musicians during load-in and load-out at particular venues.</span></p>\n<h2>Ideas to keep your music gear safe while on tour:</h2>\n<ol>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Tint or paint your windows. Buy blinds. Prevent people from seeing what is inside your vehicle.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Install an alarm.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Sounds simple, but develop a protocol to make sure your vehicle is locked at all times.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Park your vehicle back against a wall whenever possible so it’s harder to get in the back doors.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Park in the underground garage of your hotel rather than the surface lot.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Leave your vehicle at a tow truck yard: they are manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The cost is usually reasonable for the protection provided.</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"font-size: 1em;\">Consider chaining all your gear together in your van so that if the thief does a smash &amp; grab, they will not be able to get away quickly.</span></li>\n<li><span lang=\"EN\">Finally, make sure your gear is insured.</span></li>\n</ol>\n<div style=\"text-align: center;\"></div>\n<p>Insure your gear with an insurance broker that specializes in instrument insurance for music professionals, such as Front Row. <a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">Most homeowner policies will <strong>not</strong> insure instruments</a> and gear used professionally, so source a policy for professionals.</p>\n<p id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4833\" class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\">Front Row offers <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\" rel=\" noopener\">instrument insurance</a> 24/7 online.</p>\n<p class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\">&nbsp;</p>\n<h3>Related:</h3>\n<p><a href=\"/musical-instrument-insurance-101\" rel=\" noopener\">Musical Instrument Insurance 101: How to Protect Your Instruments</a><br><a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-theft-prevention-what-you-need-to-know\" rel=\" noopener\">Tips &amp; tricks to guard your gear </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/205377/protecting-musical-instruments-at-home-insurance-and-more\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments at home</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/205279/6-ways-to-protect-your-instruments-at-airports-and-on-planes\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments at airports </a><br>Protecting instruments on tour<br><a href=\"/articles/summer-and-tours-what-you-need-to-know-about-musical-tour-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">Musical tour insurance </a><br><a href=\"/articles/band-on-the-run-touring-insurance-tips-for-taking-your-show-on-the-road\" rel=\" noopener\">Band on the run </a><br><a href=\"/articles/articles/bid/81594/why-even-your-band-should-carry-liability-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">Tribute bands and liability </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-guitar\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your guitar</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-drums\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your drums</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-keyboard\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your keyboard</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-violin\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your violin</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/20-effective-ways-to-protect-your-saxophone\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting your saxophone</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118532/stolen-musical-instruments-how-to-make-a-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">How to make a claim</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/191494/instrument-insurance-what-is-my-gear-worth-in-an-claim\" rel=\" noopener\">What is my gear worth in event of claim?</a><br><a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">You may not be covered under homeowners</a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118744/front-row-instrument-policy-launches-on-line\" rel=\" noopener\">Front Row’s musical instrument policy </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/117160/instrument-insurance-for-socan-members\" rel=\" noopener\">Insurance for SOCAN members </a><br><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/146779/musical-instrument-insurance-companies-how-to-compare\" rel=\" noopener\">How to compare musical instrument insurance cos.</a><br><a href=\"/articles/blurring-the-lines-of-music-infringement-law-three-perspectives-in-one\" rel=\" noopener\">Blurring the lines of music infringement law</a></p></span>","postListSummaryFeaturedImage":"","postRssContent":"<p id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4787\" class=\"yiv6550784633MsoNormal\"><span id=\"yui_3_7_2_1_1379123471345_4786\" lang=\"EN\">I’m going to give you some tips to protect your instruments and gear when you are on tour. 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Musical Gear : Insurance and Protection While on Tour / on the Road

Musical Gear : Insurance and Protection While on Tour / on the Road

I’m going to give you some tips to protect your instruments and gear when you are on tour. I will also tell you how to insure your gear.

If you are on the road in a van with a trailer or a bus, you have to expect that thieves will assume you have gear worth stealing. Some thieves specifically target touring musicians during load-in and load-out at particular venues.

Ideas to keep your music gear safe while on tour:

  1. Tint or paint your windows. Buy blinds. Prevent people from seeing what is inside your vehicle.
  2. Install an alarm.
  3. Sounds simple, but develop a protocol to make sure your vehicle is locked at all times.
  4. Park your vehicle back against a wall whenever possible so it’s harder to get in the back doors.
  5. Park in the underground garage of your hotel rather than the surface lot.
  6. Leave your vehicle at a tow truck yard: they are manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The cost is usually reasonable for the protection provided.
  7. Consider chaining all your gear together in your van so that if the thief does a smash & grab, they will not be able to get away quickly.
  8. Finally, make sure your gear is insured.
Covers: Theft, Breakage, and Fire

Insure your gear with an insurance broker that specializes in instrument insurance for music professionals, such as Front Row. Most homeowner policies will not insure instruments and gear used professionally, so source a policy for professionals.

Front Row offers instrument insurance 24/7 online.

 

Related:

Musical Instrument Insurance 101: How to Protect Your Instruments
Tips & tricks to guard your gear
Protecting instruments at home
Protecting instruments at airports
Protecting instruments on tour
Musical tour insurance
Band on the run
Tribute bands and liability
Protecting your guitar
Protecting your drums
Protecting your keyboard
Protecting your violin
Protecting your saxophone
How to make a claim
What is my gear worth in event of claim?
You may not be covered under homeowners
Front Row’s musical instrument policy
Insurance for SOCAN members
How to compare musical instrument insurance cos.
Blurring the lines of music infringement law

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