Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Student Security this September

The new academic year has officially started and it seems like your head is filled with last minute to-dos and preparations each morning. Have they got the correct packed lunch, do they need their PE Kit today?

Starting a new school year can be daunting for Mums, Dads and students alike, and with so much going on it’s understandable that parents often forget to spare a thought for security and if their child’s belongings are kept safe throughout the day. As a result, security specialist Yale has put together its handy hacks to help relieve that September stress.

As it becomes increasingly commonplace to leave expensive possessions in school bags, which are left unsupervised and vulnerable to theft, more and more schools are now actively encouraging students to consider security measures more seriously.

Does your child take a smartphone with them to school? Research has revealed that mobile phones are the most frequently stolen item in the UK. With 90% of children aged between eight and 14 now owning a mobile phone, it’s worth considering how to secure these.*

Why not consider a padlock for your child’s school bag or rucksack? These don’t have to be bulky or obtrusive. Novelty padlocks are ideal for children heading back to school, as they’re affordable, stylish and practical. Available in a variety of styles and colours, each Yale padlock comes with either a three or four dial combination lock that is easily re-settable.

The Active and Street Style padlocks offer a simplistic yet stylish design and are available in a number of colours. For fashion fanatics the handbag-shaped Fashion Dreams and Party Girl padlocks are perfect accessories, whereas the Football Padlock is ideal for footy fans.

Additionally, is your child always forgetting or losing their house key? Consider investing in a smart lock. Yale’s Keyless and Keyfree smart locks mean there is no need to worry if your child arrives home early or if they’ve lost their keys as you can let them in remotely via your smartphone. With a smart lock you can choose how you want to open the door whether it be using a PIN code, key card, key tag, remote fob or smartphone.

To find out about the latest security products to protect your little ones this September, head over to the Yale website.

*National Mobile Phone Crime unit

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