This is part of a sponsored post series written as a compensated member of Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad.
June signifies the end of school and start of summer. Since we’re far more likely to be spending additional time outdoors and away from our homes during the next three months, it’s a good time to revisit how to protect your family and home. Whether at home or traveling, these 5 tips are designed to to keep the people and things you care about most protected all summer long.
Protect Your Vehicle While Traveling
Summer is the perfect time of year for road trips! If you’re exploring the outdoors with camp-outs, hikes, or road-trips and involve an attached RV or trailer, make sure to add an extra layer of security with the Master Lock 1469DAT Heavy Duty Receiver Lock. This resists picking and prying to avoid possible theft. If you’re taking along bikes for your adventure, secure parked bikes with the Master Lock 8195D Bike Lock.
Tap into Technology on the Road
With new apps geared toward travelers, getting to your destination and enjoying your surroundings upon arrival is easier than ever. There are apps that offer real-time travel advice personalized to your exact location, weather conditions and interests along with direction-related apps that offer tips on traffic, road conditions and construction. You can also securely store copies of travel documents, health records and passports through the Master Lock Vault app for convenient 24/7 access.
Teach Kids to Safeguard Their Belongings During Your Vacation
Whether embarking on solo travel, heading off to sleep away camp, or even just spending an afternoon at the pool with friends, kids of all ages can take charge of their own belongings. Giving children age appropriate responsibility teaches them an important life long skill and allows them to take pride in caring for their stuff and my post, How to Teach Kids to Safeguard Their Belongings at Any Age, serves as a helpful guide for the kind of systems that you can put in place for your kids to make sure that they become savvy and independent travelers even from the youngest ages.
Secure Vacation Home Keys
If you’re renting your home or your vacation property, ensure the rental keys are securely stored by utilizing a lock box, such as the Master Lock 5422D Portable Key Safe. Users can opt to personalize their lock box with the Master Lock 5422LZ Push Button Portable Lock Box; Personalized Laser Engraved, which can be customized with contact information or a real estate agent’s logo.
Protect Valuables and Important Documents
It’s important to protect your most valuable documents and keepsakes on a regular basis – but especially when you’re away from your home. You always want to safeguard these documents from possible intruders or nosy renters occupying your house during the summer. I like the compact and versatile SentrySafe 1200 Privacy Lock Chest that helps keep our family’s most important documents, media and valuables protected. I get peace of mind knowing these items are locked and secure in a fire-protected** safe. It’s the perfect place to keep birth certificates, passports, social security cards and other items that are irreplaceable. (** UL Classified to survive in a fire for 1/2 hour in up to 1550°F).
These five tips are designed to help you think about the kinds of home security measures you need to take to keep the people and things you care safe and I hope they help your family have a more carefree summer!
As a member of Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad, I also receive samples to facilitate my posts. All opinions are my own. Images courtesy of MasterLock.