What if you have church insurance? Even if you have full replacement value coverage, that may not always solve the issue. Many times churches carry priceless contents that cannot be replaced. The memories of deceased parishioners will often carry a large amount of sentimental value. Even if you do have church insurance, a major building project may take a long duration and become an uphill battle to recovery.
How can I address the issue? First, you can assess the risk. In many cases, insurance providers, locksmiths, police departments and fire departments will conduct a free risk survey. Here is what they examine:
- Architectural Features That Create Shadows
- Burnt-out Lighting Surrounding the Building
- Worn-out Locks and Locks without Deadbolts
- Flammable Dead Grass Nearby
- Dumpsters Full of Paper
If you have flammables, lock them in a secured area and keep the trash containers away from the building. Next, install alarms. Statistics have shown that security alarms will greatly reduce your chances of being burglarized. A good security system offers decals and window stickers to warn criminals, an audible alarm system, and the appropriate authorities will be dispatched immediately in the event of an attack. Insured property value will often range from $10,000 to $3.3 million. Nevertheless, a lot of churches lack adequate insurance to cover the full replacement costs. You have to understand the terms in your church insurance policy, and it is better to be safe than sorry.
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