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Anonymity</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>One of the best ways to prevent your instruments from being stolen is to remain as anonymous as possible – in terms of your band and your instruments.</li>\n<li>Avoid having band stickers on your vehicle and instruments, so that you aren’t a clear target.</li>\n<li>Tint or paint your windows or buy blinds, so people can’t see into your vehicle, your rehearsal space or any place you store your instruments.</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>2. Security</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>This one might sound obvious, but there are a few critical steps you can take to make sure that you’re keeping your items as secure as possible. These include the following:\n<ul>\n<li>Install an alarm.</li>\n<li>Develop a protocol to make sure that your vehicle is locked at all times. Even when you’re loading in, and may be making several trips to a nearby space. This happens a lot with bands and musicians and presents a target for thieves.</li>\n<li>Chain all of your gear together in your van or trunk so that if the thief does a smash and grab they will not be able to get away quickly.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>3. Parking</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Many instrument thefts happen overnight, so it is important to be careful about how and where you park.</li>\n<li>Park your vehicle back against a wall whenever possible so it’s harder to get in the back doors.</li>\n<li>Park in the underground garage of your hotel rather than the surface lot.</li>\n<li>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.</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>4. Keep Records</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>In the unfortunate case that something does get stolen, it’s important that you have the proper records. It helps with the investigation and increases the chances of your property being found.</li>\n<li>Take pictures of your instruments – this way you’ll have an image to present should something be taken.</li>\n<li>Keep a record of serial numbers. This way investigators will absolutely know if an instrument is yours or not.</li>\n<li>Store a copy of the appraisal if the instruments are older than 5 years. Vintage gear will have the best claims settlement if there is an appraisal to refer to.</li>\n</ul>\n<p>In the unfortunate event that your gear is stolen, you’ll really only be protected from losses if you’ve chosen an insurance provider that specializes in instrument insurance for professionals (like us). Most <a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">homeowners policies will not insure instruments</a> and gear used professionally or damage caused by airlines, so be sure to source a policy for professionals. This ensures all of your bases are covered and the tools of your trade will be protected.</p>\n<p>In terms of protecting your instrument at airports and on planes: Rule No. 1 is to<span>&nbsp;</span><strong>never check instruments</strong><span>&nbsp;</span>with your luggage, unless it’s impossible to transport as hand luggage. Keep watch on your instrument while in the airport terminal. Consider using a Velcro strap to attach it to your trolley to prevent a snatch-and-grab. Hiding a<span>&nbsp;</span><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2uW92I3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Tile</span><span> [Amazon Affiliate Link] </span></a>or similar tracker in your cases results in a good recovery rate for stolen gear. These products are especially valuable for vintage gear.</p>\n<h2>Get Music Instrument Insurance | Instrument Insurance | Guitar Insurance | Violin Insurance Canada</h2>\n<p>Many music professionals rely on Front Row for their tour and instrument coverage. We offer the advantage of one-stop online shopping with low rates, flexible options, and excellent service. For more information on how to insure your instruments, <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">click here</a>.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row</h2>\n<p>Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"text-decoration: none;\">referral marketing program</a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <em>(depending on your province)</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><em>DISCLAIMER</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><em>Amazon Associates Disclosure</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>\n<p>&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><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118477/musical-gear-insurance-and-protection-while-on-tour\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments on tour</a><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>","postSummary":"<h2>Musical instrument theft prevention</h2>\n<p>Unfortunately, there seems to be an increase in musical instrument theft as of late, but there are some actions you can take to protect yourself and your band.</p>\n","blogPostScheduleTaskUid":null,"blogPublishToSocialMediaTask":"DONE","blogPublishInstantEmailTaskUid":"DONE","blogPublishInstantEmailCampaignId":null,"blogPublishInstantEmailRetryCount":null,"postListContent":"<span id=\"hs_cos_wrapper_post_body\" class=\"hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text\" style=\"\" data-hs-cos-general-type=\"meta_field\" data-hs-cos-type=\"rich_text\" ><h2>Musical instrument theft prevention</h2>\n<p>Unfortunately, there seems to be an increase in musical instrument theft as of late, but there are some actions you can take to protect yourself and your band.</p>\n<!--more--><p>We’ve provided some tips and tricks for how to guard your instruments, as well as some information on how to insure your instruments so you are protected in any worst case scenario situations.</p>\n<p><strong style=\"background-color: transparent;\">1. Anonymity</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>One of the best ways to prevent your instruments from being stolen is to remain as anonymous as possible – in terms of your band and your instruments.</li>\n<li>Avoid having band stickers on your vehicle and instruments, so that you aren’t a clear target.</li>\n<li>Tint or paint your windows or buy blinds, so people can’t see into your vehicle, your rehearsal space or any place you store your instruments.</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>2. Security</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>This one might sound obvious, but there are a few critical steps you can take to make sure that you’re keeping your items as secure as possible. These include the following:\n<ul>\n<li>Install an alarm.</li>\n<li>Develop a protocol to make sure that your vehicle is locked at all times. Even when you’re loading in, and may be making several trips to a nearby space. This happens a lot with bands and musicians and presents a target for thieves.</li>\n<li>Chain all of your gear together in your van or trunk so that if the thief does a smash and grab they will not be able to get away quickly.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>3. Parking</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Many instrument thefts happen overnight, so it is important to be careful about how and where you park.</li>\n<li>Park your vehicle back against a wall whenever possible so it’s harder to get in the back doors.</li>\n<li>Park in the underground garage of your hotel rather than the surface lot.</li>\n<li>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.</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>4. Keep Records</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>In the unfortunate case that something does get stolen, it’s important that you have the proper records. It helps with the investigation and increases the chances of your property being found.</li>\n<li>Take pictures of your instruments – this way you’ll have an image to present should something be taken.</li>\n<li>Keep a record of serial numbers. This way investigators will absolutely know if an instrument is yours or not.</li>\n<li>Store a copy of the appraisal if the instruments are older than 5 years. Vintage gear will have the best claims settlement if there is an appraisal to refer to.</li>\n</ul>\n<p>In the unfortunate event that your gear is stolen, you’ll really only be protected from losses if you’ve chosen an insurance provider that specializes in instrument insurance for professionals (like us). Most <a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">homeowners policies will not insure instruments</a> and gear used professionally or damage caused by airlines, so be sure to source a policy for professionals. This ensures all of your bases are covered and the tools of your trade will be protected.</p>\n<p>In terms of protecting your instrument at airports and on planes: Rule No. 1 is to<span>&nbsp;</span><strong>never check instruments</strong><span>&nbsp;</span>with your luggage, unless it’s impossible to transport as hand luggage. Keep watch on your instrument while in the airport terminal. Consider using a Velcro strap to attach it to your trolley to prevent a snatch-and-grab. Hiding a<span>&nbsp;</span><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2uW92I3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Tile</span><span> [Amazon Affiliate Link] </span></a>or similar tracker in your cases results in a good recovery rate for stolen gear. These products are especially valuable for vintage gear.</p>\n<h2>Get Music Instrument Insurance | Instrument Insurance | Guitar Insurance | Violin Insurance Canada</h2>\n<p>Many music professionals rely on Front Row for their tour and instrument coverage. We offer the advantage of one-stop online shopping with low rates, flexible options, and excellent service. For more information on how to insure your instruments, <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">click here</a>.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row</h2>\n<p>Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"text-decoration: none;\">referral marketing program</a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <em>(depending on your province)</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><em>DISCLAIMER</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><em>Amazon Associates Disclosure</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>\n<p>&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><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118477/musical-gear-insurance-and-protection-while-on-tour\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments on tour</a><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>","postEmailContent":"<h2>Musical instrument theft prevention</h2> \n<p>Unfortunately, there seems to be an increase in musical instrument theft as of late, but there are some actions you can take to protect yourself and your band.</p>","postSummaryRss":"<h2>Musical instrument theft prevention</h2> \n<p>Unfortunately, there seems to be an increase in musical instrument theft as of late, but there are some actions you can take to protect yourself and your band.</p>","postBodyRss":"<h2>Musical instrument theft prevention</h2>\n<p>Unfortunately, there seems to be an increase in musical instrument theft as of late, but there are some actions you can take to protect yourself and your band.</p>\n<!--more--><p>We’ve provided some tips and tricks for how to guard your instruments, as well as some information on how to insure your instruments so you are protected in any worst case scenario situations.</p>\n<p><strong style=\"background-color: transparent;\">1. Anonymity</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>One of the best ways to prevent your instruments from being stolen is to remain as anonymous as possible – in terms of your band and your instruments.</li>\n<li>Avoid having band stickers on your vehicle and instruments, so that you aren’t a clear target.</li>\n<li>Tint or paint your windows or buy blinds, so people can’t see into your vehicle, your rehearsal space or any place you store your instruments.</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>2. Security</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>This one might sound obvious, but there are a few critical steps you can take to make sure that you’re keeping your items as secure as possible. These include the following:\n<ul>\n<li>Install an alarm.</li>\n<li>Develop a protocol to make sure that your vehicle is locked at all times. Even when you’re loading in, and may be making several trips to a nearby space. This happens a lot with bands and musicians and presents a target for thieves.</li>\n<li>Chain all of your gear together in your van or trunk so that if the thief does a smash and grab they will not be able to get away quickly.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>3. Parking</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Many instrument thefts happen overnight, so it is important to be careful about how and where you park.</li>\n<li>Park your vehicle back against a wall whenever possible so it’s harder to get in the back doors.</li>\n<li>Park in the underground garage of your hotel rather than the surface lot.</li>\n<li>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.</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>4. Keep Records</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>In the unfortunate case that something does get stolen, it’s important that you have the proper records. It helps with the investigation and increases the chances of your property being found.</li>\n<li>Take pictures of your instruments – this way you’ll have an image to present should something be taken.</li>\n<li>Keep a record of serial numbers. This way investigators will absolutely know if an instrument is yours or not.</li>\n<li>Store a copy of the appraisal if the instruments are older than 5 years. Vintage gear will have the best claims settlement if there is an appraisal to refer to.</li>\n</ul>\n<p>In the unfortunate event that your gear is stolen, you’ll really only be protected from losses if you’ve chosen an insurance provider that specializes in instrument insurance for professionals (like us). Most <a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">homeowners policies will not insure instruments</a> and gear used professionally or damage caused by airlines, so be sure to source a policy for professionals. This ensures all of your bases are covered and the tools of your trade will be protected.</p>\n<p>In terms of protecting your instrument at airports and on planes: Rule No. 1 is to<span>&nbsp;</span><strong>never check instruments</strong><span>&nbsp;</span>with your luggage, unless it’s impossible to transport as hand luggage. Keep watch on your instrument while in the airport terminal. Consider using a Velcro strap to attach it to your trolley to prevent a snatch-and-grab. Hiding a<span>&nbsp;</span><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2uW92I3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Tile</span><span> [Amazon Affiliate Link] </span></a>or similar tracker in your cases results in a good recovery rate for stolen gear. These products are especially valuable for vintage gear.</p>\n<h2>Get Music Instrument Insurance | Instrument Insurance | Guitar Insurance | Violin Insurance Canada</h2>\n<p>Many music professionals rely on Front Row for their tour and instrument coverage. We offer the advantage of one-stop online shopping with low rates, flexible options, and excellent service. For more information on how to insure your instruments, <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">click here</a>.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row</h2>\n<p>Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"text-decoration: none;\">referral marketing program</a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <em>(depending on your province)</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><em>DISCLAIMER</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><em>Amazon Associates Disclosure</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>\n<p>&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><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118477/musical-gear-insurance-and-protection-while-on-tour\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments on tour</a><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>","postRssContent":"<h2>Musical instrument theft prevention</h2> \n<p>Unfortunately, there seems to be an increase in musical instrument theft as of late, but there are some actions you can take to protect yourself and your band.</p>","rssSummaryFeaturedImage":"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/Musical%20Instrument%20Theft_Front%20Row%281%29.jpg","rssBody":"<h2>Musical instrument theft prevention</h2>\n<p>Unfortunately, there seems to be an increase in musical instrument theft as of late, but there are some actions you can take to protect yourself and your band.</p>\n<!--more--><p>We’ve provided some tips and tricks for how to guard your instruments, as well as some information on how to insure your instruments so you are protected in any worst case scenario situations.</p>\n<p><strong style=\"background-color: transparent;\">1. Anonymity</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>One of the best ways to prevent your instruments from being stolen is to remain as anonymous as possible – in terms of your band and your instruments.</li>\n<li>Avoid having band stickers on your vehicle and instruments, so that you aren’t a clear target.</li>\n<li>Tint or paint your windows or buy blinds, so people can’t see into your vehicle, your rehearsal space or any place you store your instruments.</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>2. Security</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>This one might sound obvious, but there are a few critical steps you can take to make sure that you’re keeping your items as secure as possible. These include the following:\n<ul>\n<li>Install an alarm.</li>\n<li>Develop a protocol to make sure that your vehicle is locked at all times. Even when you’re loading in, and may be making several trips to a nearby space. This happens a lot with bands and musicians and presents a target for thieves.</li>\n<li>Chain all of your gear together in your van or trunk so that if the thief does a smash and grab they will not be able to get away quickly.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>3. Parking</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Many instrument thefts happen overnight, so it is important to be careful about how and where you park.</li>\n<li>Park your vehicle back against a wall whenever possible so it’s harder to get in the back doors.</li>\n<li>Park in the underground garage of your hotel rather than the surface lot.</li>\n<li>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.</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>4. Keep Records</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>In the unfortunate case that something does get stolen, it’s important that you have the proper records. It helps with the investigation and increases the chances of your property being found.</li>\n<li>Take pictures of your instruments – this way you’ll have an image to present should something be taken.</li>\n<li>Keep a record of serial numbers. This way investigators will absolutely know if an instrument is yours or not.</li>\n<li>Store a copy of the appraisal if the instruments are older than 5 years. Vintage gear will have the best claims settlement if there is an appraisal to refer to.</li>\n</ul>\n<p>In the unfortunate event that your gear is stolen, you’ll really only be protected from losses if you’ve chosen an insurance provider that specializes in instrument insurance for professionals (like us). Most <a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">homeowners policies will not insure instruments</a> and gear used professionally or damage caused by airlines, so be sure to source a policy for professionals. This ensures all of your bases are covered and the tools of your trade will be protected.</p>\n<p>In terms of protecting your instrument at airports and on planes: Rule No. 1 is to<span>&nbsp;</span><strong>never check instruments</strong><span>&nbsp;</span>with your luggage, unless it’s impossible to transport as hand luggage. Keep watch on your instrument while in the airport terminal. Consider using a Velcro strap to attach it to your trolley to prevent a snatch-and-grab. Hiding a<span>&nbsp;</span><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2uW92I3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Tile</span><span> [Amazon Affiliate Link] </span></a>or similar tracker in your cases results in a good recovery rate for stolen gear. These products are especially valuable for vintage gear.</p>\n<h2>Get Music Instrument Insurance | Instrument Insurance | Guitar Insurance | Violin Insurance Canada</h2>\n<p>Many music professionals rely on Front Row for their tour and instrument coverage. We offer the advantage of one-stop online shopping with low rates, flexible options, and excellent service. For more information on how to insure your instruments, <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">click here</a>.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row</h2>\n<p>Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"text-decoration: none;\">referral marketing program</a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <em>(depending on your province)</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><em>DISCLAIMER</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><em>Amazon Associates Disclosure</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>\n<p>&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><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118477/musical-gear-insurance-and-protection-while-on-tour\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments on tour</a><br><a href=\"/articles/summer-and-tours-what-you-need-to-know-about-musical-tour-insurance\" rel=\" noopener\">Musical tour insurance </a><br><a 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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 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Anonymity</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>One of the best ways to prevent your instruments from being stolen is to remain as anonymous as possible – in terms of your band and your instruments.</li>\n<li>Avoid having band stickers on your vehicle and instruments, so that you aren’t a clear target.</li>\n<li>Tint or paint your windows or buy blinds, so people can’t see into your vehicle, your rehearsal space or any place you store your instruments.</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>2. Security</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>This one might sound obvious, but there are a few critical steps you can take to make sure that you’re keeping your items as secure as possible. These include the following:\n<ul>\n<li>Install an alarm.</li>\n<li>Develop a protocol to make sure that your vehicle is locked at all times. Even when you’re loading in, and may be making several trips to a nearby space. This happens a lot with bands and musicians and presents a target for thieves.</li>\n<li>Chain all of your gear together in your van or trunk so that if the thief does a smash and grab they will not be able to get away quickly.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>3. Parking</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Many instrument thefts happen overnight, so it is important to be careful about how and where you park.</li>\n<li>Park your vehicle back against a wall whenever possible so it’s harder to get in the back doors.</li>\n<li>Park in the underground garage of your hotel rather than the surface lot.</li>\n<li>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.</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>4. Keep Records</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>In the unfortunate case that something does get stolen, it’s important that you have the proper records. It helps with the investigation and increases the chances of your property being found.</li>\n<li>Take pictures of your instruments – this way you’ll have an image to present should something be taken.</li>\n<li>Keep a record of serial numbers. This way investigators will absolutely know if an instrument is yours or not.</li>\n<li>Store a copy of the appraisal if the instruments are older than 5 years. Vintage gear will have the best claims settlement if there is an appraisal to refer to.</li>\n</ul>\n<p>In the unfortunate event that your gear is stolen, you’ll really only be protected from losses if you’ve chosen an insurance provider that specializes in instrument insurance for professionals (like us). Most <a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">homeowners policies will not insure instruments</a> and gear used professionally or damage caused by airlines, so be sure to source a policy for professionals. This ensures all of your bases are covered and the tools of your trade will be protected.</p>\n<p>In terms of protecting your instrument at airports and on planes: Rule No. 1 is to<span>&nbsp;</span><strong>never check instruments</strong><span>&nbsp;</span>with your luggage, unless it’s impossible to transport as hand luggage. Keep watch on your instrument while in the airport terminal. Consider using a Velcro strap to attach it to your trolley to prevent a snatch-and-grab. Hiding a<span>&nbsp;</span><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2uW92I3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Tile</span><span> [Amazon Affiliate Link] </span></a>or similar tracker in your cases results in a good recovery rate for stolen gear. These products are especially valuable for vintage gear.</p>\n<h2>Get Music Instrument Insurance | Instrument Insurance | Guitar Insurance | Violin Insurance Canada</h2>\n<p>Many music professionals rely on Front Row for their tour and instrument coverage. We offer the advantage of one-stop online shopping with low rates, flexible options, and excellent service. For more information on how to insure your instruments, <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">click here</a>.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row</h2>\n<p>Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"text-decoration: none;\">referral marketing program</a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <em>(depending on your province)</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><em>DISCLAIMER</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><em>Amazon Associates Disclosure</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.</em></p>\n<p>&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><a href=\"/instrument-insurance-blog/bid/118477/musical-gear-insurance-and-protection-while-on-tour\" rel=\" noopener\">Protecting instruments on tour</a><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>","campaign_name":"musicians","campaign_utm":"musicians","enable_google_amp_output_override":true,"featured_image":"https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/61352/Musical%20Instrument%20Theft_Front%20Row%281%29.jpg","featured_image_alt_text":"Musical Instrument Theft Prevention","link_rel_canonical_url":"","meta_description":"There has been an influx of musical instrument theft, but there are actions you can take to protect yourself and your band. 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Anonymity</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>One of the best ways to prevent your instruments from being stolen is to remain as anonymous as possible – in terms of your band and your instruments.</li>\n<li>Avoid having band stickers on your vehicle and instruments, so that you aren’t a clear target.</li>\n<li>Tint or paint your windows or buy blinds, so people can’t see into your vehicle, your rehearsal space or any place you store your instruments.</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>2. Security</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>This one might sound obvious, but there are a few critical steps you can take to make sure that you’re keeping your items as secure as possible. These include the following:\n<ul>\n<li>Install an alarm.</li>\n<li>Develop a protocol to make sure that your vehicle is locked at all times. Even when you’re loading in, and may be making several trips to a nearby space. This happens a lot with bands and musicians and presents a target for thieves.</li>\n<li>Chain all of your gear together in your van or trunk so that if the thief does a smash and grab they will not be able to get away quickly.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>3. Parking</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Many instrument thefts happen overnight, so it is important to be careful about how and where you park.</li>\n<li>Park your vehicle back against a wall whenever possible so it’s harder to get in the back doors.</li>\n<li>Park in the underground garage of your hotel rather than the surface lot.</li>\n<li>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.</li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>4. Keep Records</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>In the unfortunate case that something does get stolen, it’s important that you have the proper records. It helps with the investigation and increases the chances of your property being found.</li>\n<li>Take pictures of your instruments – this way you’ll have an image to present should something be taken.</li>\n<li>Keep a record of serial numbers. This way investigators will absolutely know if an instrument is yours or not.</li>\n<li>Store a copy of the appraisal if the instruments are older than 5 years. Vintage gear will have the best claims settlement if there is an appraisal to refer to.</li>\n</ul>\n<p>In the unfortunate event that your gear is stolen, you’ll really only be protected from losses if you’ve chosen an insurance provider that specializes in instrument insurance for professionals (like us). Most <a href=\"/articles/musical-instrument-insurance-you-may-not-be-covered\" rel=\" noopener\">homeowners policies will not insure instruments</a> and gear used professionally or damage caused by airlines, so be sure to source a policy for professionals. This ensures all of your bases are covered and the tools of your trade will be protected.</p>\n<p>In terms of protecting your instrument at airports and on planes: Rule No. 1 is to<span>&nbsp;</span><strong>never check instruments</strong><span>&nbsp;</span>with your luggage, unless it’s impossible to transport as hand luggage. Keep watch on your instrument while in the airport terminal. Consider using a Velcro strap to attach it to your trolley to prevent a snatch-and-grab. Hiding a<span>&nbsp;</span><a href=\"https://amzn.to/2uW92I3\" rel=\"nofollow noopener\"><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Tile</span><span> [Amazon Affiliate Link] </span></a>or similar tracker in your cases results in a good recovery rate for stolen gear. These products are especially valuable for vintage gear.</p>\n<h2>Get Music Instrument Insurance | Instrument Insurance | Guitar Insurance | Violin Insurance Canada</h2>\n<p>Many music professionals rely on Front Row for their tour and instrument coverage. We offer the advantage of one-stop online shopping with low rates, flexible options, and excellent service. For more information on how to insure your instruments, <a href=\"https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com/\">click here</a>.</p>\n<h2>Refer a Friend to Front Row</h2>\n<p>Based on customer demand, we’ve setup our <a href=\"/referral\" rel=\" noopener\" style=\"text-decoration: none;\">referral marketing program</a> and if you refer a friend to Front Row, you could win a $15 Amazon eGift Card OR be entered into a random draw to win a $99 Amazon eGift Card! <em>(depending on your province)</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><em>DISCLAIMER</em></strong><em>: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording.</em></p>\n<p style=\"font-size: 13px;\"><strong><em>Amazon Associates Disclosure</em></strong><em>: Front Row Insurance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post may contain affiliate links. 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Musical Instrument Theft Prevention: What You Need to Know

Musical Instrument Theft Prevention

Musical instrument theft prevention

Unfortunately, there seems to be an increase in musical instrument theft as of late, but there are some actions you can take to protect yourself and your band.

We’ve provided some tips and tricks for how to guard your instruments, as well as some information on how to insure your instruments so you are protected in any worst case scenario situations.

1. Anonymity

  • One of the best ways to prevent your instruments from being stolen is to remain as anonymous as possible – in terms of your band and your instruments.
  • Avoid having band stickers on your vehicle and instruments, so that you aren’t a clear target.
  • Tint or paint your windows or buy blinds, so people can’t see into your vehicle, your rehearsal space or any place you store your instruments.

2. Security

  • This one might sound obvious, but there are a few critical steps you can take to make sure that you’re keeping your items as secure as possible. These include the following:
    • Install an alarm.
    • Develop a protocol to make sure that your vehicle is locked at all times. Even when you’re loading in, and may be making several trips to a nearby space. This happens a lot with bands and musicians and presents a target for thieves.
    • Chain all of your gear together in your van or trunk so that if the thief does a smash and grab they will not be able to get away quickly.

3. Parking

  • Many instrument thefts happen overnight, so it is important to be careful about how and where you park.
  • Park your vehicle back against a wall whenever possible so it’s harder to get in the back doors.
  • Park in the underground garage of your hotel rather than the surface lot.
  • 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.

4. Keep Records

  • In the unfortunate case that something does get stolen, it’s important that you have the proper records. It helps with the investigation and increases the chances of your property being found.
  • Take pictures of your instruments – this way you’ll have an image to present should something be taken.
  • Keep a record of serial numbers. This way investigators will absolutely know if an instrument is yours or not.
  • Store a copy of the appraisal if the instruments are older than 5 years. Vintage gear will have the best claims settlement if there is an appraisal to refer to.

In the unfortunate event that your gear is stolen, you’ll really only be protected from losses if you’ve chosen an insurance provider that specializes in instrument insurance for professionals (like us). Most homeowners policies will not insure instruments and gear used professionally or damage caused by airlines, so be sure to source a policy for professionals. This ensures all of your bases are covered and the tools of your trade will be protected.

In terms of protecting your instrument at airports and on planes: Rule No. 1 is to never check instruments with your luggage, unless it’s impossible to transport as hand luggage. Keep watch on your instrument while in the airport terminal. Consider using a Velcro strap to attach it to your trolley to prevent a snatch-and-grab. Hiding a Tile [Amazon Affiliate Link] or similar tracker in your cases results in a good recovery rate for stolen gear. These products are especially valuable for vintage gear.

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Related:

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Protecting instruments at home
Protecting instruments at airports
Protecting instruments on tour
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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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