The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Fall Into Safety With Security Tips for the Season with MasterLock + Door Security Lock GIVEAWAY!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fall Into Safety With Security Tips for the Season with MasterLock + Door Security Lock GIVEAWAY!




Fall is here and that means are days are getting shorter. It is a good time to make sure that your family is safe. It is also a good time to practice those safety drills that you might have in place. If you do not have any  drills in place, it's a good time to start getting some. Master Lock is helping families fall into safety this season with five top tips so that parents and children can enjoy the crisp autumn air without worry.

Follow these top five tips from Master Lock to stay safe this fall:
1. Be aware of surroundings. As dusk and darkness creep up earlier each day, remind children to follow safety precautions on their way to and from home. Whether walking all the way home or just to a parked car, students are advised to be aware of their surroundings, stick with a friend or in a group, stay in well-lit areas, avoid short cuts and always observe traffic rules. 
2. Establish a "home alone" routine. Sometimes situations arise where children and teens will be home without supervision, whether coming home after school to an empty house or due to busy weekend activities. It's natural for parents to feel uneasy at first, but with some planning, both parents and children can feel confident when the time comes. Set guidelines with your children to follow when home alone including, locking the door immediately after entering the house, calling to check in as soon as he or she gets home, not answering the door for any visitors and reviewing relevant emergency phone numbers and exit plans. Instead of hiding an extra set of house keys beneath a door mat or under a nearby rock, the Master Lock 5422D Portable Key Safe is the perfect solution for securely storing house keys outside so that children (or parents) are never left locked out. 
3. Set ground rules for social media sharing. Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than ever before*. As parents, it's necessary to evaluate the information your child is sharing and advise them on security risks of sharing too much identifying information. Set ground rules for what your child can disclose online, and teach your child how to set privacy controls so that photos, location and personal information do not end up in the wrong hands. 
4. Lock down valuables on the field. Lockers help keep gadgets, wallets, house or car keys and other belongings secure while in class, but what keeps them secure outside of school? Keep valuables locked up with a small, portable safe, such as the 5900D SafeSpace, which kids can easily fit in their backpacks, gym bags or lock down to a fixed object while attending after school activities. 
5. Inspect to protect. While talking with your children about safety guidelines, fall is also an ideal time to create or practice a fire safety plan. Start with inspecting your home thoroughly ensuring all smoke detectors are functioning properly and review the sound of the alarm with children so they know what do to when it goes off. Make an evacuation plan by visiting each room in your home, designating two ways out and check that all windows and doors open easily. Lastly, designate a safe meeting place outside the home where your family can gather after exiting. This meeting place should be close to the home, but not too close to be in danger from the fire, and in front of the house so that fire safety personnel can easily see you as they arrive. It should also be somewhere easy to find in day or night, such as near a telephone pole, tree or mailbox. Most importantly, practice the escape plan.
I know we are always prepared for any emergency. I am also very conscious of home security as well. I am a Los Angeles girl so I am always aware of my surrounding. I am always making sure my doors are locked and everything secure.

We live in a very safe town. Our neighbors never lock the doors and never worry. But not me. I am always prepared. One of the products that I have to help me is the MasterLock Door Security Bar Lock. I love it. I use it all the time on the door that leads out to our sun room in the back of the house. It is a great lock that secures any sliding glass door.

Door Security Bar Lock Product Features:






* Dual function door security bar for hinged and sliding doors
* Resists forced entry through doors and sliding patio doors.
* Adjusts from 27-1/2" - 42" to fit most standard doors and sliding patio doors
* Top piece removes for sliding door application
* Rugged 20 gauge steel construction
* Pivoting ball joint assures full contact with floor
* Padded foot provides sure grip without scratching

Thanks to MasterLock, I have a Door Security Bar for one lucky reader. If you would like to win a Door Security Bar Lock, then enter on the Rafflecopter widget below.

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Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

153 comments:

  1. We keep the doors and windows locked.

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  2. I keep shrubs trimmed back, have motion sensor lights, alarms.

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  3. I protect my home with a big dog.

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  4. I put things against the door at night and we have alittle alarm that sounds when the door opens.

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  5. This would be awesome for our home! We keep doors and windows locked and secure all areas.

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  6. We have deadbolts and ADT service.

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  7. Lock my doors at night and always keep windows closed and blinds closed so we don't attract attention to ourselves

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  8. I tweeted about this:

    https://twitter.com/CUTIEPIEKAT/status/395595454756319233

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  9. We currently just use standard door locks. However, we have two Chihuahuas that are self-designated leaders of the neighborhood watch, and they make it their duty to alert us if anything is moving in the neighborhood. Even if it's a squirrel.

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  10. I protect my home with a home security system and good locks on the doors and make sure all the windows are locked.

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  11. I protect my home with two loud dogs.

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  12. I'd also like the Dial Speed Electronic Combination Lock from the Masterlock website.

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  13. I have a home security system and a metal screen door with three locks on it.

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  14. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/395686004243169281

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  15. We have three dogs that can get VERY loud!

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  16. We use window locks and security items to protect it.

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  17. make sure all the doors and windows are locked.

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  18. i also like the Built-In Combination Locks - No. 1690

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  19. i use locks, keep shrubs away from house, and have motion detector spotlights outside.

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  20. good locks,big dogs, and yes,a shotgun

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  21. well I have a ferocious pug, does that count? lol I don't do anything but lock the doors

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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  22. I have a ferocious pug and i lock my doors, I don't do enough

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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  23. We keep our doors and windows locked, we have dogs, guns, and ADT.

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  24. It's a secret.

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  25. Big dog with big teeth

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  26. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/395950860175286272

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  27. i also like the Storage Security 5900DPNK

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  28. We have an alarm system and motion lights.

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  29. We have secure windows and doors and remember to lock them at night.

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  30. we keep all the windows and doors locks and remember to lock the doors at night.

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  31. We have motion-detector floodlights, good locks, and harsh personalities!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  32. I like the Combination Padlocks at Masterlock.

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  33. Good neighbors keep a watch out for each other.

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  34. we have guard dogs.
    gabbflabber at live.com

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  35. we have guard dogs.
    gabbflabber at live.com

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  36. I have two locks, and a dog.

    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  37. We just have standard locks, and a very protective Aussie named Hank

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  38. Locks & Dogs. Plus outside lights.

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  39. We have a whole house monitored security alarm system. We also use seven active night vision outdoor video monitors covering all of our property. Plus our backyard is fully fenced using 8' privacy fencing with a locked gate. And we have automatic outdoor spotlights. (We used to have a problem with vandals -- no more!)

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  40. I like the 8290DPS Motorcycle Lock.

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  41. Dead bolt and a dog

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  42. My two labs!
    contestkim25@gmail.com

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  43. sorry i posted twice please remove one. thanks1

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  44. An alarm,guns and guard dogs
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  45. In our sliding glass door we put a big stick to stop the door from being able to be opened

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  46. https://twitter.com/crankyyanky1/status/397558906651566080

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  47. security lights and secutrity cameras

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  48. I keep my doors locked and bars in the sliding windows.
    Susan Chester

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  49. Locks bars barricades lights Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  50. I would also like the Solid Brass Padlocks

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  51. We should always be aware of our surroundings and make sure to install security doors and windows for our everyday protection.

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  52. We keep all of the doors and windows locked, even when we are home.

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  53. I would also love the 8200D Bike Lock! I love the $3,500 anti-theft guarantee!

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  54. I use deadbolt locks and bars on the windows

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  55. Tweet:https://twitter.com/roomofmyown/status/402124158714126336

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  56. We just have regular old locks on our doors, but this device looks awesome! I would love to have this in my home!

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  57. With a revolver and 2 BIG dogs!

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  58. I have an alarm and a camera in my home.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  59. alarms and other great stuff
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  60. also like the combe lock 1690 frin their site
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  61. Always keep doors locked, lights on, and we have a dog.

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  62. I have lots of knives and I lift weights five days a week.

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  63. Um, I lock the door?

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  64. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/roomofmyown/status/402608607977431040

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  65. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/roomofmyown/status/402876417647443968

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  66. We have dogs and guns.

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  67. I could use adjustable cable locks for our bikes.

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  68. I keep it safe by keeping alll windows and doors locked at all times

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  69. I would also like to try the hidden shackle padlock.

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  70. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/roomofmyown/status/403263576795664384

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  71. I always double check door and the windows

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  72. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/roomofmyown/status/403615972163997698

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  73. Locks and a dog

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  74. i protect my house by investing in a strong and protective daddy ;)

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  75. Our house is always locked up and we have three dogs. Including a hubby who won't let anyone enter our house. :) (lilbittypanda at aol dot com)

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  76. make sure everything is locked every night without fail - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  77. by locking all windows and doors.

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  78. We have 3 dogs and our neighbor has 3 dog and they let u know when some one/thing is around. Plus we use dead bolts and regular locks.but you can never Berea to safe,don't take chances!

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  79. Making sure all windows are closed and doors are locked.

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  80. 2 big dogs that will hold you down and lick you to death while I call the cops

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  81. We have surveillance cameras on all doors.

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  82. I like the hidden shackle padlock. It looks secure and very solid.

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  83. We have deadbolt doors locks.

    AWinesburg@hotmail.com

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  84. We keep everything locked and we have a alarm system.
    Brittney House bbrittbrat1398@yahoo.com

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  85. I protect it with an alarm.

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  86. I use the dead bolts on my door!

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  87. https://twitter.com/crankyyanky1/status/404442020724240384

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  88. I protect my home by keeping windows and doors locked, outside security lights on, and garage door secured.

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  89. Prayer, and my husband works from home with his office overlooking the front of the house.

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  90. melissaandkeith millerNovember 23, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    we lock our doors and windows

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  91. We use locks but this would be perfect

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  92. I check that all doors are locked and we live in a safe neighborhood but since I'm a single mom this would help. Thanks for the chances.
    Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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  93. I would love the hidden shackle padlock too.
    Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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  94. I keep everything locked and deadbolted at all times. I would like more security though.

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  95. https://twitter.com/crankyyanky1/status/404569739701137408

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  96. We protect our home by locking the windows and doors.

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  97. Regular door locks

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  98. I like the Storage Security 5900DPNK

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  99. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/roomofmyown/status/404655125894946816

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  100. dialSpeed™ Electronic Combination Lock

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  101. How do you protect your home? We have a 24 hour security detail.

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  102. I would like to have their Master Lock 8417D Python Adjustable Locking Cable, 6-Foot

    Richard Hicks

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  103. we have a big dog and another big dog in the yard

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  104. I protect the house with some seasons and lights...

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  105. By making sure all doors are securely locked at night

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  106. I would like the Luggage Locks 4684T.

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  107. We have deadbolts on the front door and window locks.

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  108. Motion detector bright lights and a dog with excellent hearing!

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  109. I also like their Bumpstop Security system!

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