Monday, August 10, 2015

Back-to-School Security Tips and Products from Master Lock #LSSS

Live Secure Safety Squad
This year, as a blogger with Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about safety, especially when it comes to my family. We’ve talked about keeping our loved ones safe through every season of life; senior safety; tax preparation and document security; new home security and safe moving; and safety tips for newlyweds. Now that summer is drawing to a close, we’re focusing on heading back to school. Master Lock has found that 40 percent of parents are concerned that their child may have items lost or stolen at school, but only 25 percent say they have purchased security products to keep these items safe.

My boys will be heading to middle school this year, and the list of items they’re taking to school is much longer than it was when I was a kid. Back then, all we had to worry about was losing term papers or favorite pencils. Now, kids are bringing tablets and laptops, cellphones, graphing calculators, and many more valuable items to school. That leaves them much more vulnerable to theft or loss. Fortunately, Master Lock has some great tips and products to help parents and students keep security at the top of their checklist.

1. Lock Your Locker: Always secure your hallway and gym lockers with a padlock to safeguard your personal belongings. The 1500iD Speed Dial™ Set-Your-Own Combination Lock offers the ultimate, portable, high-security combination lock solution. Its innovative design opens with a combination of directional movements, providing students with speed and ease of use. It is also ideal for visually impaired students as users don't need to see the lock to open it. Make sure to keep your combination private and unique, and do not share your combination to avoid stolen, tampered or damaged belongings.

My son has a Master Lock 1500iD Speed Dial Set-Your-Combination Lock, and in this video he shows us how easy it is for kids to use.

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2. Secure Your Backpack: Whether hanging on a classroom hook or stored underneath a desk, students' backpacks and duffle bags not only contain schoolwork, but also valuable items, including smartphones, laptops, MP3s, money, wallets, etc. Securing your backpack or duffle bag with a lock, such as the Master Lock 1550DAST Backpack Lock will help deter possible theft, and will help provide added protection.

3. Protect Your Tech: In today's digital world, more students are bringing their tech devices to school with cell phones and laptops among the top valuables.

• Ideal for on-the-go security, the Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace helps keep your smaller electronic valuables -- cell phones and MP3s -- stored securely to safeguard against theft and other vulnerabilities. Featuring a durable cable, the Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace can be wrapped around a fixed object or used as a carrying handle.

• For college students living on or off campus, securing your laptop in a safe, such as the Sentry Safe PL048E Portable Laptop Safe, will give you peace of mind while you're away from your dorm or apartment. To further avoid possible theft, do not leave your personal belongings unsupervised while out and about on campus or at school.

As your children head back to school this fall, make sure they have ALL of the supplies they need, which should include the Master Lock products that will keep their valuables safe and secure at school.

Disclosure: As a member of Master Lock's Live Secure Safety Squad, I receive complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my posts. All opinions are 100% my own. 


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