I’m a member of the Live Secure Safety Squad and have been compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.
While you might have plans for sharing that turkey and stuffing with Aunt Mary and Uncle George on Black Friday, thieves have a plan for taking what is yours while you are away from your home. The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year but it’s also the most vulnerable time of the year. It is prime time for the nefarious to capitalize on the traveling that goes on during this time.
Here are a few products from Master Lock that will keep your family and home safe during the holiday season, when you’re away from your home and on the go celebrating the holidays.
Secure Your Valuables with the Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace
It seems obvious to say, but when you’re traveling during the holiday season you should secure your valuables. Never leave anything that is costly or has sentimental meaning to you out in plain sight.
The Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace is the perfect traveling safe to place jewelry, extra cash and other valuables in. It’s small enough to place in an in room hotel safe for double protection, or if there is no in room safe available, the safe includes a cable to wrap securely around a fixed object or use as a carrying handle.
Leave the Lights On and Bar the Doors with the Master Lock 265DCCSEN Door Security Bar
This is a simple way to help deter intruders from breaking in. Leaving lights on, music playing or leaving the television on gives the illusion that your home is occupied even while you are away. Using automatic timers can help your stagger the time the lights go on and off in case your home is being ‘cased.’
Be extra conscious about locking windows, main doors and patio doors when you leave home. Consider using the Master Lock 265DCCSEN Door Security Bar to prevent entrance to would be thieves.
It is made of rugged 20 gauge steel construction so it resists forced entry through both hinged doors and sliding patio doors. The pivoting ball joint assures full contact with floor, and the padded foot provides sure grip without scratching.
Lock up any gifts you may leave at home with the Master Lock 4400D Bluetooth Padlock (Indoor)
You don’t want holiday gifts visible through windows and doors of your home. Place them in a cabinet and lock them up with the Master Lock 4400D Bluetooth Padlock.
The shackle is made of boron alloy, so it offers maximum resistance to cutting and sawing. There are no passwords to remember, just have your mobile phone in proximity and you’ll be able to lock and unlock the padlock from your phone screen.
So when you get home from your travels you’ll quickly and easily be able to open the lock to get at those gifts that were waiting for Christmas morning.
Keep Your Important Documents Stored in a SentrySafe Privacy Lock File (HD4100)
It’s always a good idea to let a friend or neighbor know you are leaving town. Giving a trusted person some kind of access to your home while you are away is prudent, as is storing your important documents in a SentrySafe Privacy Lock File (HD4100).
Thieves want to get in and out relatively quickly, they look for things they can grab and leave with before they are detected.
This file box also protects against fire and water and is ETL verified for digital media protection as well. While we’ve been focusing on burglars and theft in this blog post, it’s also good to note that your documents and digital media would be safe from water and fire should your home be subject to a disaster such as pipe bursting or faulty wiring resulting in flooding or fire, or a natural disaster.
How do you keep your home and items safe when you are traveling for the holidays?