Does the student’s room have window locks? If not, they could come home to an unwelcome surprise. From bolts and locks to securistays, snaplocks and more, a variety of window security solutions are available, including the Penkid Window Restrictor designed to limit the distance that a window will swing open. This is as much a safety as a security feature.
Locks and Keys
Many student rooms come with the provision of lock and key, but incoming students have no real idea of who retains a key to their room. It may be possible to change a lock and produce a new set of keys. As with any of the other recommendations listed here, this is best discussed with the landlord.
Chains and Door Viewers
It isn’t just student bedrooms but properties as a whole which should safeguarded, particularly now that most homes feature televisions, home entertainment systems and gaming consoles. Even doors which already boast quality locks could benefit from additional security. A range of secondary security products are available such as chains and door viewers. Available in brass, chrome and other materials, door viewers provide a 160 to 180 degree perspective on the exterior of the property.
Laptops, tablets and smart phones aren’t just expensive technology. As the semester progresses they become a treasure trove of important lecture notes, essays and emails. It’s important to keep them as safe as possible; and a simple padlock on a cupboard or locker will often do the trick.
Simple, small and very effective, personal alarms are cost effective devices which can fit in any pocket or bag. Most take the form of a key chain and emit a loud alarm when activated to alert people in the surrounding area when somebody is in distress. Personal alarms can be carried by just about anybody. They’re a good idea for parents who are worried about their children flying the nest for the first time.
UV Security Pens
When it comes to their personal belongings security measures can be a little more subtle but no less cost effective, thanks to UV security pens. Students can write on their books and other belongings, and their markings will be invisible to the naked eye. Under a UV light however they glow for everybody to see, and they can always be sure of which books and items are definitely theirs.