As a Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad Ambassador, I have received compensation and products for my family to use in my home for our safety and security. Any opinions I share in posts related to the Live Security Squad and Master Lock are my own.
I’m beginning to feel the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. My daughter has presented us her Holiday Wish List – a PS Vita being at the top of it, and I’m already making space in the freezer for all the holiday goodies I’ll be baking. Amid all the activities, travel and shopping going on, one really shouldn’t forget about family safety during the holidays.
There are a few items you may want to put on your holiday wish list that deal with family safety.
If you’re gifting a bike or scooter this year, make sure to include a helmet and bike lock with it.
As an addition to some of the small electronics you may be purchasing for loved ones (like we likely will be), such as hand held gaming consoles or smartphones; bundle those purchases with a portable safe so that when traveling or at school the item is protected.
Speaking of traveling, this is the season when most of it is done. Whether you’re traveling or whether you’re gifting luggage; if air travel is your mode of transportation make sure you have some TSA Luggage locks. They also make great stocking stuffers for those that travel a lot.
And don’t forget to add the Master Lock Vault app to your phone. It’s a safe place to keep your passwords stored for online shopping, and for keeping that “gift list” secret and away from peeking eyes!
At the top of my Holiday Safety Wish List this year is a way to protect our most valuable documents. Our naturalization certificates, passports, banking documents, wills and our digital media backups. Unfortunately the holidays aren’t always the most wonderful time of the year, and burglary increases during this time. While I obviously don’t want my possessions stolen, I’m more concerned about things that aren’t easily replaceable, proof of citizenship and memories top that list for me.
This past summer Master Lock acquired SentrySafe as part of its security portfolio. It’s an addition that fits well with the Master Lock brand.
That’s why I’m glad we have a SentrySafe Digital Alarm Fire Safe SFW123TTC to protect all of those things. This heavy duty digital safe has a good amount of space in it for your valuables (1.2 cu.ft. capacity), and for added protection it can be bolted to the floor.
The safe has a digital lock with hidden key pad, that lights when touched.
No more looking for keys as all you need to do is set a 5 digit code to gain entry to the contents. The safe runs on 4 AAA batteries (when they are running low you can plug a 9V battery into an outside port to open the safe and replace them). The large 1-inch bolts that seal the safe door are made of quality construction.
Plus the safe features a pry-resistant hinge bar.
It has a loud alarm that can be activated and that will go off should it try and be moved (great for if you don’t want to bolt it down but want to scare off thieves), someone is attempting to pry open the door or five wrong code attempts are entered.
Naturally this safe also offers peace of mind for other unfortunate incidents that may occur in your home, such as fire and flooding. It is UL classified for 1 hour of fire protection at up to 1700º F and ETL verified for water protection.
Be careful on what you place in a fire rated safe though. A lot of people store valuable jewelry and heirlooms inside their safe, but pearls are very sensitive to heat. In the event of a fire, potential damage to delicate pearls occurs at much lower temperatures than the UL classification performance standards. Also take note that valuables with working parts, think watches or some jewelry, should be stored in an air tight container while in your safe. This will help keep the working parts from developing any moisture on them and causing damage.
And you may not know that moisture in the air can be sealed into safes, especially in regions with high humidity. Opening the door of your safe periodically can help keep the moisture from accumulating inside which can cause molding issues. Keeping a charged desiccant bag inside your safe can also be helpful from keeping your belongings dry as well, but many people don’t realize that these either need to be recharged in the oven or replaced every 3-6 months depending on the humidity in your region.
SentrySafe Lifetime After-Fire Replacement Guarantee. This is a feature that many people don’t know about but are usually impressed to find out. If your SentrySafe is in a fire the unit will be sealed and have to be pried open. SentrySafe will ship a new unit of equal value to help get you back on your feet
What items are on your holiday safety wish list this year?
I have the opportunity to give away a SentrySafe Digital Alarm Fire Safe to one of my readers!