A New Partnership Helps Students Protect Their Music Gear from Theft and Damage
As university campuses get busy again at the start of the new academic year after 12 months of online lectures, a new partnership announced between Endsleigh and musical instrument insurer musicGuard will help students to protect their precious musical instruments for less.
The new scheme, announced this week, offers Endsleigh’s student policyholders a 10% discount on their musical gear and, with over 20 years’ experience in the sector, musicGuard offers students the ideal protection, whether they are jamming or DJ’ing in their flat or performing on-stage.
Theft on campus
Crime in highly populated student areas can be a common problem, especially now the majority of students are back to campus after the pandemic. Recent increases in musical instrument theft in the UK mean it’s important to get cover, especially if living in communal areas.
The team at musicGuard have pooled their years of experience to come up with four ways that students can protect their prized music gear:
1. Personalising, tagging or marking instruments
If your musical instrument is distinguishable from others, it makes it easier to recognise. There are plenty of simple property marking kits on the market that mean you can add a postcode or personal information by etching or with a UV pen to help you reclaim your instrument if it is recovered.
2. Be Aware
Be aware of where you are leaving your musical instruments and assess the safety. For example, your guitar is less likely to get stolen in your locker or a locked lecture room, as it more secure. Most modern campuses have secure lockers for students to use.
3. Insure your belongings
Insurance companies like musicGuard can cover your musical instruments against theft and accidental damage on a new for old cover basis, even in-vehicle or when you are out gigging. And up to £2,000 of equipment hire is automatically included.
4. Make sure to lock up
This may sound obvious, but if you lock your musical instrument away and keep it out of sight, it is less likely to get stolen, due to more limited and risky access. Always make sure you lock your flat or student room, even if you’re only going to the kitchen – better safe than sorry!
Ensuring students have a warm welcome back
Head of Marketing at musicGuard, Alex Bennett said “We are delighted to see students back on campus after such a difficult academic year. Our new partnership with Endsleigh is designed specifically to give students the best possible protection for their cherished music gear, and ensure their peace of mind on campus.”