Stay Safe with Master Lock (and a Giveaway)

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With the start of summer and families more likely to be enjoying the outdoors – either at home or away – Master Lock is reminding consumers of simple security precautions to ensure their homes remain a safe haven. Master Lock offers several great product solutions to help consumers keep their homes safe.

Check out these awesome tips from Master Lock as well!

Master Lock Offers Tips for Summer Home Safety

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Home is where the heart is, and also, where the people and possessions most important to consumers reside. Yet, nearly half of North Americans (44 percent) don’t take any security precautions other than locking their windows and doors to keep these items safe.* With the start of summer and families more likely to be enjoying the outdoors — either at home or away — Master Lock is reminding consumers of simple security precautions to ensure their home remains a safe haven.

“Safety starts and ends at home,” said Rebecca Smith of Master Lock, a leading manufacturer of innovative safety and security solutions. “There’s no better time to incorporate safe practices into your family’s routine to ensure a safe and memorable summer.”

Master Lock offers its top six tips for home security:

1. Make Your Backyard a Safe Place – Remember to put garden tools and lawn mowers away in a locked place after use. Un-stored tools could cause a fall or tempt young children to use them as toys. Secure your shed or garage door with a high-security, weather-resistant lock, such as the Master Lock Magnum Laminated Padlock. Not only does this deter kids from using tools as toys, it also guards lawn equipment from theft.

2. Sleep Safely with Windows Open – Sleeping with open windows provides a cool breeze for pleasant rest and helps many people sleep better. Even better, it lessens the chance of succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning, a dangerous nighttime killer. Unfortunately, it also provides easy access to your home for intruders. Before enjoying this summertime routine, take proactive measurers to ensure you do so safely. If you use a home security system (only 14 percent of North Americans do*), ensure it provides window security coverage. Otherwise, use a window blocking device that prevents windows from opening more than six inches, and ensure windows cannot be accessed from outside. While you’re sleeping, ensure all doors are locked, and safeguard patio doors from intruders with Master Lock’s Door Security Bar.

3. Designate a Family Meeting Spot – More than half of North Americans (54 percent) have not designated a meeting spot in case of a house fire.* Set one with your family now so you’re prepared should a fire ever strike. It’s also good practice to designate a meeting spot whenever you’re away from home. Whether you are at a carnival, park or away on vacation, always come up with a plan of where to meet. This will give you peace of mind in case someone in your family is separated from the group.

4. Check Your Smoke Detectors – Properly installed and maintained smoke detectors save lives and protect against injury and loss due to fire.** Yet, only seven percent of North Americans test smoke detectors monthly* — the recommended frequency to ensure they’re always working correctly. Replace batteries yearly or as soon as you hear a low-battery warning sound that usually sounds like a chirping noise. Smoke alarms should be replaced completely every 10 years.

5. Create Backups- With busy summer schedules, it’s easy to forget your keys before leaving the house. To avoid being locked out of your house, make extra copies of your keys, and keep them in a secure spot. The Master Lock Storage Security Lock Box allows you to store your extra key and have it be accessible only by those who know the combination.

6. Prepare for the Unexpected – Technology today makes it easier than ever to ensure you’re never waiting in line at an urgent care clinic without your child’s insurance information or forgetting passwords to your online accounts. Store digital copies of your family’s important medical and identification information in the free and secure Master Lock Vault for easy access from your smart phone on the go.

For more information on safety tips and products, please visit the Master Lock website at www.masterlock.com or the Master Lock Facebook page at www.facebook.com/masterlock.

One of you can win this awesome The Master Lock Storage Security Lock Box which is perfect for storing an extra key if you lock yourself out or for guests.
Feel free to enter to win using the RC form below. Ends July 29, 2014. Good luck!
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Comments

  1. Rebecca Lock says:

    I will give this to my son to use at college.

  2. Natalie S says:

    This is really excellent – I could sure use this around my own home! Thanks for the chance!

  3. Janice Crespo says:

    I would give this to my daughter for the home she is renting. Thanks for the giveaway! I’m keeping my fingers crossed, because I really hope that I win the prize.

  4. Jennifer says:

    We definitely need this for our house, so I would keep this. Thanks for the giveaway! I’m keeping my fingers crossed, because I really hope that I win the prize.

  5. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I’d like to keep this for me. Thanks for the giveaway! I am excited. I hope I win the prize.

  6. Erica B. says:

    I’d keep this for my husband.

  7. Tabathia B says:

    I will give to my daughter in college. Thanks for the giveaway! I am excited. I hope I win the prize

  8. Lisa V. says:

    I think I will give this to my daughter. She just bought a new home so she could probably use this.

  9. Terri S. says:

    I would give this to my daughter. Taking her 2 young girls to activities and rushing around to get them & their gear ready, she has locked herself out on several occasions. Thanks for having this giveaway! 🙂

  10. Brittney House says:

    I would give this to my sister because she has roommates and she needs to be able to keep her stuff safe.

  11. Denise S says:

    I would use this myself. Thanks for the giveaway! I am excited. I hope I win the prize.

  12. D Schmidt says:

    I would give this to my Husband, it would be ideal for his office to store valuables. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  13. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I would keep this for myself. We don not own one and I’d love to have one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Shirley Martin-Tutolo says:

    Thanks for the contest. I would give this to my husband. He would use it on the outdoor shed. fingers crossed for winning.

  15. Jessamine D. says:

    I will give this to hubby. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  16. Mihaela Day says:

    I would keep this for my family and I. This is something that we can really use. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂 I am excited. I hope I win the prize.

  17. Misha Estrada says:

    I would keep this. Thanks for the giveaway! I am excited. I hope I win the prize.

  18. I need this at my house: Thanks for the giveaway! I am excited. I hope I win the prize.

  19. I would give this to my son, he goes away to college and this would be perfect for him to keep his stuff more secure

  20. I would keep this for my husband to use on our shed. He stores a lot of expensive tools in there and needs a good lock.

  21. sandra davis says:

    i would keep this for my family to use. Thanks for the giveaway! I am excited. I hope I win the prize

  22. christine j says:

    I would love to win this for my kids. they are always forgetting their keys

  23. erin dear (@mummadear) says:

    I would like to keep the security box for myself, I really need a better place to store important documents/items.

  24. Kelly Tupick says:

    I would give this to my niece who just moved out on her own. This is something i know she could use.

  25. RICHARD HICKS says:

    I would give this to my nephew. He has a thing about keeping things locked up and would enjoy it.

  26. I could use this lock myself.”Thanks for the giveaway! I am excited. I hope I win the prize. “

  27. I would give this to my husband. We chain up several tools under a lean-to shed we have in the back yard, this would be a much better option for us to ensure our stuff stays locked.

  28. Monique Rizzo says:

    I would give this to my Brother. It is something he would use.

  29. Marci Wright says:

    I would give this to my dad. he worries a lot about security!

  30. vickie couturier says:

    I would give this to my grown son

  31. Vunda V says:

    this would be useful for our family! I would love to have a key to our house safely locked outside in case someone locks themselves out (which has happened, and I had to leave work to let him in!)

  32. Amy Pratt says:

    I would give it to Scott Markman, see comment above. What a wonderful comment!

  33. I would give this to my husband! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  34. Karen T Gonyea says:

    I would give this to my daughter who will be moving into her first apartment this fall 🙂

  35. I would keep it. It’s a great product.

  36. angela cunningham says:

    I would give this to my mother she could really use it. thanks for the giveaway! I am excited. I hope I win the prize.

  37. Margaret Smith says:

    I would keep this for my family and I. This is something that we can really use. We have teen sons and at times, they’ll come home when my husband and I are out and won’t have their key. This would really solve a problem that we’ve had a number of times of having to come home to let them into the house.

  38. LaTanya says:

    I will keep this for our family. Thanks for the giveaway! I am excited. I hope I win the prize

  39. Bob Holt says:

    Great product ideas! We always think security has to be an expensive electronic gismo. Hard to beat good lock products.

  40. Linda K. says:

    I’d love to use this for my kids so I never have to worry that they’ll be locked out of our house. I hope I win. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Scott Markman says:

    I would give this to my wife because she’s locked my heart away for every. Thanks for the giveaway! I am excited. I hope I win the prize.

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