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Back To College: Your Ultimate Guide To Keeping Yourself (And Your Stuff) Safe

Laptop August is here, which means college and other schools will soon be back in session. Students headed back to college will be bringing with them thousands of dollars worth of electronics and other valuables. College campuses aim to keep their students safe with security cameras and identification cards. But it's still largely up to you to keep your electronics and other valuables safe and secure. That said, here are a few ways you can keep your belongings safe once you head back to college this year.

Don't assume your campus is secure

Your college campus may be protected by campus security, but your campus is still like any other part of your town or city. Thefts happen, break-ins occur, and you need to be alert. You can reduce the risk of theft on (and off) campus by: Locking your door. Many college students will leave their dorm room door unlocked because they believe it's safe. But other students with sticky fingers may see this as an opportunity to steal your tech and other valuables. Bringing your identification card. It may be easier to use a door jamb to keep the front door to your dorm open. But using a door jamb gives access to those on campus who aren't students. This is not only a security risk for other students, but it also puts your valuables at risk as well. Not leaving your valuables in plain sight. You might feel you can trust your roommates or classmates, but that's not a good idea. The goal of approximately 66% of residential break-ins is to find small, expensive items that convert quickly into cash.

Consider getting personal property insurance

For some folks, personal property insurance may feel like overkill when it comes to keeping your valuables safe and secure. Yet, personal property insurance can come in handy when the time comes for it. If you're headed to college with expensive electronics and entertainment systems, it may not be worth the risk to let them go uninsured. How can I keep electronics such as laptops safe from theft? One of the best ways to keep your electronics, such as laptops
    • Locking your door. Many college students will leave their dorm room door unlocked because they believe it's safe. But other students with sticky fingers may see this as an opportunity to steal your tech and other valuables.
    • Bringing your identification card. It may be easier to use a door jamb to keep the front door to your dorm open. But using a door jamb gives access to those on campus who aren't students. This is not only a security risk for other students, but it also puts your valuables at risk as well.
    • Not leaving your valuables in plain sight. You might feel you can trust your roommates or classmates, but that's not a good idea. The goal of approximately 66% of residential break-ins is to find small, expensive items that convert quickly into cash.

Consider getting personal property insurance

For some folks, personal property insurance may feel like overkill when it comes to keeping your valuables safe and secure. Yet, personal property insurance can come in handy when the time comes for it. If you're headed to college with expensive electronics and entertainment systems, it may not be worth the risk to let them go uninsured.

How can I keep electronics such as laptops safe from theft?

One of the best ways to keep your electronics, such as laptops and cell phones, safe from theft is by using a laptop safe. Laptop safes are designed to deter burglars or thieves from stealing your tech no matter where you are. To learn more about laptop safes, floor safes, or safe accessories, contact the Safe and Vault Store today.

 

 

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