With the Holidays season in full swing, many families are traveling to share in the festivities with loved ones near and far. Whether visits are right down the road or several states away, there are safety precautions that will help keep your home and belongings safe while you're away.
An average of 34% of Americans spend 1-3 nights away from home during the holidays, making safe travel precautions an important item on the holiday check-list to keep homes and families secure during the holiday season’s hustle and bustle.
Here are some of the things that we do to keep our home safe anytime we travel:
· Keep that lived-in look. It is important to make your home appear active while away to discourage potential break-ins by setting a timer for lights inside and out and keeping a radio or TV on to create the illusion someone is home.
· Toast Don’t Post. Resist updating social network accounts with travel plans to avoid having the news of the unoccupied status of your home fall into the wrong hands. Instead, spend that time in the company of friends and family toasting to health and happiness.
· Lock it Down & Carry it On. With a reported 200 items stolen each day from airports, keep valuables and property safe by carrying them with you at all times. Secure checked and carry on items with a TSA-accepted lock and be mindful of your appearance to prevent being a target for theft.
One way I am keeping my valuables safe is with the Master Lock Storage Security portable safe. This small safe is perfect for travel and will accommodate important items like cell phones, mp3 players, credit cards, checkbooks, cash, cameras and more.
This safe has both a cable lock as well as a combination lock which can be set to your preferred combination. Lock up valuables with the cable wrapped tightly to the safe or wrapped securely around a fixed object. Cable doubles as a carrying handle, which is super convenient, especially when rushing through a busy airport and want to keep a grasp on your valuables. There is even an earbud or charging cable access port which makes charging on the go easy while ensuring your items stay secure.
The case is durable and waterproof, and the inside is lined with shock-resistant foam. This makes it toddler proof, which in my home, is essential.
The interior compartment is deceptively roomy. Here I have my iPhone inside, and you can see there is plenty of room for other items as well. I can easily fit my phone, camera, iPod Touch, cash, and important identification inside all at once.
I love this personal safe, and will be taking it with me whenever I travel. I always worry about losing something important or having my items stolen, and Master Lock helps give me peace of mind. Now I just need to get one of their TSA approved luggage locks and I will be one secure, savvy traveler!
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How do you keep your home and belongings safe during the Holiday season? I'd love to hear your tips and tricks!
***Disclosure: I received complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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