This is part of a sponsored post series written as a compensated member of Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad.
Smart consumers know that security needs change over time. What works for a family living in a single family home with kids, tools, and bikes and toys strewn about the yard is different when considering the needs of an empty nester. With kids grown and out of the house, the life of a senior is different but still requires the right safety and security products to stay safe during this stage of their life. Here are four safety tips and associated products designed to keep seniors and empty nesters safe.
Sharing a space? Invest in personal storage to secure your belongings.
My grandmother was very insistent on wanting to live out her life in her own home because she wanted to be in her own space and not worry about her belongings disappearing. For seniors who share a space or have caregivers coming and going, storage security products such as a Set Your Own Combination Portable Personal Safe ($27.59), Keyed Locking File Box ($21.09), or Keyed Fire Retardant Locking Security Chest ($40.70) can provide peace of mind when tucked away.
Store passwords and documents securely with Master Lock Vault.
Tech savvy grandparents who worry about failing memories won’t ever have to give you a call about a forgotten password or username when they use Master Lock Vault that serves as a secure way to store digital information. It also functions as a digital safe deposit box that can be accessed anytime and anywhere (even on an iPhone, Android device, Kindle Fire, Nook, or through a mobile website), making it a convenient place to keep digital copies of important documents such as passports, wills, tax returns, and other critical documents that you don’t want to go missing. It seems that such a service would be expensive but empty nesters on a budget will love that Master Lock Vault provides 1 GB of storage through the free account and up to 10GB for a monthly or annual fee.
Living alone? Make personal safety a priority.
Having the right safety products can make those living alone feel far more secure. Here’s a quick list of four items that provide peace of mind for just a small investment.
- Upgrade your door hardware with door knobs and deadbolts in every finish imaginable. Visit the Master Lock site for different styles and finishes in aged bronze, antique bronze, polished brass, and satin nickel to match home décor.
- Keep pepper spray handy
- Store extra keys safely. Well-meaning friends and relatives who may need to pop in and check on those living alone might not need their own set of keys so instead, store them securely in a combination key safe or key case. Giving out the code to the select few who need it provides additional safety.
- Prevent forced entry for sliding and patio doors with an Adjustable Door Security Bar.
Have grandkids and firearms? Keep everyone safe with gun locks.
Grandparents who love having grandchildren come over to visit may not think about keeping medicine up and away and securing firearms but these are important safety considerations when little ones are around. Besides a locked gun cabinet, gun locks are also important to have. Master Lock’s wide variety provides an extra layer of security for your firearms.
As a member of Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad, I have been compensated for my time in creating content and receive samples for review. All opinions are my own.