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Shining a spotlight on student security.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

It’s nearing the start of the new school year, and your mind is filled with a seemingly never-ending to-do list; have you bought everything for the new uniform, do they have the right textbooks, is it definitely Tuesday they go back?

With so much going on, it’s understandable that so few parents spare a thought for security and if their child’s belongings are kept safe during the school day. As a result, the security experts at Yale have put together their advice to help alleviate some of the September stress.

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

Secure your child’s backpack with a padlock. 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? Why not invest in a smart lock.This means that there is no need to worry if your child arrives home early or if they’ve lost/forgotten 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.