Monday, July 29, 2013

Keeping Electronics Safe this Back to School Season with Master Lock #Sponsored

I always worry as back-to-school approaches. I worry about how my kids will do; if they’ll enjoy their new classes; if we’ve got all the supplies they needed; and as of more recently I worry about their personal belongings. In this day and age of technology children from middle school to college are carrying around expensive electronics much more frequently and apparently I’m not the only one to take note.

60 percent of people worry about the security of their belongings while they or their children are at school*

This year my oldest will be heading off to school with a $100+ calculator, smartphone and will be transporting an e-reader. Since he doesn’t even have access to a locker, I've had to think of another way to help keep his belongings safe as he travels from class to class with these items often left unattended in his backpack. It’s unfortunate, but even at the middle school level electronics go missing way more often than they should.

Electronics including cell phones, iPods and laptops are the most commonly stolen items on college campuses**

After a little research I came across Master Lock’s - the world’s largest manufacturer of padlocks and related security products- line of back-to-school products, which included a lot of neat and functional products for use in-school and on campus. 

Master Lock  Digital Combination Lock
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Master Lock through Global Influence. All opinions are my own and were in no way influenced.

The Set-Your-Own Combination Locks and dialSpeed Digital Combination Locks stood out to me immediately for my boy’s gym lockers. They have such a hard time not only remembering their combinations, but opening the locks. Both of these locks offer the ability to enter a personal combination, while the dialSpeed lock offers ultrafast entry, electronic light-up keypad and an unique online backup master code!

1 in 4 Americans say their child cannot always remember their combination or struggle to open their lock*

The Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace is a portable safe box perfect for travel, campus and my sons backpack! It’s small enough to tote around with you, yet provides enough space for items like: MP3 players, cell phones, cameras, gaming devices, cash, credit cards, jewelry etc. And since we can set the combination to a specific set of numbers of our choosing, my son will hopefully be able to remember his combo with ease.

Master Lock Portable SafeSpace for school, work or travel

The SafeSpace will be our “don’t leave home without it” product this back-to-school season. It is recommended that my children keep their valuables home or keep them safe. Well, besides all the obvious safety features of the Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace, just possessing it I feel will be a great deterrent.

Find the 5900 SafeSpace Safe online at for the SRP of $27.59

Master Campus Challenge

Through September 8, Master Lock is hosting an interactive online game on the Master Lock Facebook page or at where consumers will have the chance to win gift cards, video games, electronics and Master Lock products by earning points.

Master Lock Master Campus Challange

Each week the game will feature a different animated lock in a unique campus location. To crack the code players will be given a hint and can find clues that are posted on the Master Lock Facebook page Play as many times as you wish, earning up to 12 points per day for entries toward the weekly sweepstakes and grand prize. And did I mention there were daily prizes too?!

Want to earn more points for a chance at the grand prize and a digital SLR camera? Simply upload a creative picture or video of a Master Lock product to Instagram or Twitter, with the hashtag #MasterCampusChallenge to show Master Lock how you master any security challenge!

For additional contest rules and details please visit

Get acquainted with the Master Lock back-to-school products by joining the Master Lock Twitter Party on August 6th at 8 PM EST, hosted by @ResourcefulMom. Follow along with hashtag #MasterBacktoSchool and don't forget to RSVP HERE.

*Survey conducted by Survey Monkey from 3/12/13 - 3/14/13 among Americans representative of a National U.S. Census

**According to an ORC International Report 'School/Theft Statistics' prepared for Master Lock April 11, 2012

***According to a 2011 National Retail Federation Study


Daisy B said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I used a Masterlock on my locker when I was little. It's one of those brands that I trust and my son will use too.

Grace Hodgin said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is a great idea and I trust the name as well. I'll have to attend the twitter party and play the game.

Pam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is such a great idea to send with kids who are going off to college too!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Master Locks are the locks that we use in the middle school I teach in and we have not had any incidents with the security of kids' lockers being compromised, thank goodness.

Frugal and Fun Mom said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You know, I hadn't even thought about the importance of keeping all these items secure for kids. However, considering how many electronics people are carrying around today, I'm sure it is going to become more of an issue in a school environment. The Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace will definitely come in handy.

Sandy VanHoey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would love to get this for my oldest grandson. He too totes his phone with him and many expensive items to school.

Kristyn said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

this is such a great idea! so many expensive items could be prevented from being stolen just by keeping it safe and protected like this.

Crystal said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That combination lock at the top of the post is seriously snazzy! It's interesting to see technology advance in something that I don't think about much, like locks!

Eileen McDonald said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I will have to look into this for my grand sons.

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