Videographers

Insurance designed to suit your needs

Key features of our policy


If filming is your passion, then you’ll want your insurance to be as serious about your camera as you are. Our cover includes protection against accidental damage, theft and public liability to give you total peace of mind. We have 20 years’ experience insuring videographers and their accessories. So, whether you've got a shot lined up in the studio, or whether you're out in an exciting location, then we can help provide the cover to suit your needs.

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Public Liability

Accidents can happen, especially if you’re out in public. That’s why we will protect you against third party damage or injury claims (excludes any liability relating to your use or ownership of a drone).

 

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Equipment Cover

Our insurance is designed for your camera equipment. That's why we can cover against theft, accidental damage, vandalism and even damage caused by flooding. Security requirements apply.

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In-Vehicle Cover

We know theft is an issue and you may want to cover photography equipment which is stored in the car. Our In-Vehicle Cover is automatically included. Storage and vehicle security requirements apply.

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Equipment Hire

Making a claim with us and still need a hire camera? It’s covered as part of our claims service. Up to £2,000 equipment hire available if you need it.

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Amateurs & Professionals

Whether photography is your hobby or your profession, we understand people who love photography need a policy that is as serious about it as they are.

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Lend to a Friend

Letting a trusted friend borrow your camera? Don’t worry, you’ll still be protected should something happen while someone else uses it.

Personal Accident Cover

If you've suffered an unfortunate and serious accident while using your photography equipment, then we can provide up to £10,000 in personal injury relief.

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New for Old Cover

No value depreciation on your camera and kit when you use our approved claims service, which are all handled in-house by our own photography claims team – no outsourcing to a third party. Evidence of ownership is needed if you make a claim.

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Pre-Owned Cameras & Lenses

Choose the cover that suits your budget. Your pre-owned camera bodies and lenses can be covered on a new for old basis or at their pre-owned value - you can choose. Proof of purchase is required.


Our optional extras


Want even more from your cover? If you’ve got projects lined up overseas, or if you need a bit more peace of mind when you’re working closer to home, our extended covers might be just what you need. You can choose to protect your gear wherever you roam, or extend your cover against liability claims in case something goes wrong.

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Global Travel 

30 days of travel cover not enough? If you’re away with work or if you’re planning a worldwide adventure, you can extend your policy to include 365 days of global travel cover.

 

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Extended liability

£5m Public Liability

Extend your Public Liability cover and get protection for you and those who assist you in photography or filming against third-party damage or injury claims of up to £5million.

 

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Mechanical Breakdown

It’s frustrating if your camera breaks down and is outside its warranty. Our extended Mechanical Breakdown option will cover faulty kit, up to 5 years old.


What does videographer insurance cover?


Want to find out even more about our cover? If you're wondering about what's included in our insurance for videographers then we've answered a few questions for you below.

Do you supply one-off cover for a single event or can I get camera insurance for just one day?

We do not offer any cover on a short-term or temporary basis. Cover for a single event can often work out more expensive as an annual policy, so our insurance is provided on an annual basis to give you a more cost-effective solution.

Can you get insurance for video cameras?

Yes. With our cover we can provide insurance to your video camera for photographers and videographers across a wide range of genres.

Can I get camera insurance for travelling abroad?

We can provide camera insurance if you're travelling abroad, but this depends on the options you choose. Included as standard with your policy, you are covered anywhere in the UK and up to 30 days worldwide in total during your period of insurance. If you need more extensive cover, you can choose our Global Travel option, which will extend your worldwide cover for the full policy period.

Will my video camera insurance cover a professional studio?

No, this policy is designed to cover equipment only and we are unable to provide any cover for premises. You can insure equipment and also benefit from essential liability cover which can be extended to include colleagues and assistants. Please note, photoGuard only covers the equipment you have – we do not provide business insurance or premises cover. If you are looking for business insurance, our sister company PIB Insurance Broker can help, call the team on 0345 450 7171 to find out more.

What value should I insure my camera equipment for?

If you're looking into camera insurance, then for items that can be readily replaced with a new one (or with a similar model), the value should be the usual, undiscounted cost including VAT from a reputable retailer at the time you apply.

For pre-owned camera bodies, lenses and video/filming equipment, you can choose to insure them at their current, new replacement value or at the pre-owned price you purchased them at.

For vintage and rare equipment you need a specific valuation from a reputable source, that is not more than 12 months old. You will then need to obtain a new valuation every three years, to take into account any market changes in value during the period of insurance.

If I choose the Mechanical Breakdown option, is all of my equipment covered?

Our Mechanical Breakdown provides cover for items purchased from new up to 5 years ago. We will only cover items that you select during the quote process, so you won't have to pay for items you don't want covered.