With 70% of college students owning a laptop and other mobile devices, it’s no surprise that they’re the most stolen items on college campuses. The high rate of theft for these devices can be a cause of concern because of compromised data, the inconvenience of not having much needed tech to complete assignments, but also the cost of a replacement.
Disclosure: As a member of Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad, I have been compensated for my time in writing this post and receive samples for review.
“With technology becoming central to school curriculums and more students bringing their devices to class, it is more important now than ever to educate students and parents on ways to help keep their investments secure,” said Rebecca Smith, vice president, marketing for Master Lock.
From laptops and mobile devices, cash, and your personal information, Master Lock helps keep these things secure during the school year and throughout the year. Here are three Master Lock products that are back to school essentials for the college student.
The beauty of laptops are their mobility but this also means that they’re often targeted by thieves since they’re portable and can be easily resold for a high dollar amount. The 2120DWD Set-Your-Own Combination SafeSpaceTM Laptop Computer Lock ($19.99) keeps your laptop from being part of a statistic whether you’re studying in your dorm room, using it in the library, or using it to catch up with social networks while dining in the campus cafe. With 1 laptop stolen every 53 seconds, the SafeSpace Laptop Computer allows students to walk away from their laptops without their laptops “walking away” from them. A strong, self-coiling cable, trusted dial locking mechanism and durable metal construction helps protect valuable electronics and ultimate personalization with more than 10,000 numeric or alpha combination possibilities adds extra security.
With shared dorm rooms, in-room parties, and not being sure who is really coming and going, it can be tricky to feel like your items are secure. 5900D SafeSpace ($19.99) is portable personal safe provides a secure place for storing smart phones, cash, credit cards, keys, jewelry, cameras and more to keep valuables safe in your small dorm room, campus apartment, or when you’re out and about on campus. The oval- shaped, foam-lined case features an integrated cable that can be securely anchored to a fixed object or used as a handle for convenient carrying. The SafeSpace is available in white, grey and pink to match any dorm or apartment decor.
Another risk on college campuses is the security of your private information. Using unsecured wifi networks, leaving paperwork lying around in your room, and even the uncertainty of the campus mail room puts you at risk for identity theft. Master Lock Vault helps protect the information students by serving as a free digital safe deposit box that offers convenient storage and industry-leading security. One password to unlocks user names, passwords, lock combinations, account information, and digital documents. Students can even program important reminder notifications and enjoy 24/7 access via smart phone app or website, available at www.MasterLockVault.com.
Master Lock not only wants to help families protect their investment but wants to provide you with the opportunity to win a variety of their products as well as other items! Through September 8, families can enter to win prizes through the Master Campus Challenge Promotion on the Master Lock Facebook page that include gift cards, the latest electronics like a media center with HDTV and gaming console, Master Lock products and more!
Consumers can also enter a social media promotion through the #MasterCampusChallenge contest by showing Master Lock how they master any security challenge. #MasterCampusChallenge invites visitors to snap a creative shot or video of their Master Lock product, and upload it through Instagram or Twitter for additional entry points into the “Master Campus Challenge” sweepstakes and a chance to win a digital SLR camera. The contest winner will ultimately be determined through a review by a panel of judges.