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Camera Insurance

Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:27 pm

Seeing as I am walking around with about £4,000 worth of camera equipment on my back, I was wondering if it is possible to get some kind of special insurance policy for it here in the UK - other than having on a household policy? Walking back to my car on Saturday at Myrtle Ave (from 27R landings) I felt very vunerable with a couple of yoofs hanging around.
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RE: Camera Insurance

Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:43 pm

There are one or two I know of. Personally I use Photoguard

but this may not be the best for you - the details of coverage vary, so check carefully. For example, Photoguard has one rate for amauteur/semi-professional and another for professional. Some companies don't allow for semi-pro use. I also wanted the public liability cover provided.

Check too for the costs if you plan on taking your equipment outside the UK.

You are right to consider the risks of carrying that much gear around, esp. since Myrtle Ave. and other LHR locations are well known photo spots (and not just by the good guys!).


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RE: Camera Insurance

Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:56 pm

I have what you would call 'Specified risks insurance' This is part of your household insurance but you specificly, specify your camera equipment and anything else like jewlery etc. against accidental damage and loss/theft. Its not that much more but no matter where you are or what happens to your equipment you're covered even for the repairs if happen to drop something.

Talk to you company that your household insurance is in and see what they quote you.

Fergul Big grin

PS: You are taking a massive risk not insuring your gear!!!!
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RE: Camera Insurance

Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:17 pm

It would be already be covered under the household insurance. As I travel a fair bit I really wanted something more specific rather than the general household stuff - they are a pain in the bum if you want to claim anything.

ckw - thanks for the link - just the kind of policy I am looking for.
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RE: Camera Insurance

Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:23 pm

Sorry Andy

I thought you meant that your gear wasn't insured outside the house as some policies only cover to the front door.

Glad you found something. My policy works ok as I damaged one of the cameras and claimed with no problems.

Take care

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RE: Camera Insurance

Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:38 am

I've thought about this too...above and beyond homeowner's insurance...decided not to for misadventure...not worried...the average mugger isn't too keen to discover the sort of imprint a tripod leaves on the side of the head.

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