Sunday, August 30, 2015

#Giveaway Master Lock Helps Consumers Protect Their Belongings On-the-Job with Personal Safety Tips While at Work

Disclosure: A product was received to help facilitate the post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Master Lock offers Great Safety Tips for While You're at Work
Plus Enter to win this Personal Safe!

From business trips to staff meetings, more than 122 million people are full-time employees, and spend an average of 47 hours a week or more at their workplace.** Adjusting to the work environment; securing valuables; and balancing responsibilities, assignments and deadlines are all important aspects of  being in the workforce. Master Lock offers helpful advice and easy-to-use products for securing belongings while in work mode. 

“Most people spend a majority of their time at work, which makes it important to take the necessary steps to ensure a safe and secure workplace,” said Rebecca Smith, vice president, marketing for Master Lock. “We want to provide reliable products and tips to help create a secure work environment.”

Whether starting a first job, transitioning to a new company or simply evaluating the security at a current workplace, Master Lock is providing consumers with tips to help secure their belongings at the workplace and their homes while they’re on the job.

1.      Secure Spare Keys: With 73 percent of U.S. and Canadian residents working outside of their home,* hiding a spare house key under a mat or rock makes consumers susceptible to possible break-ins and thefts. Provide secure access to cleaning services, maintenance workers, babysitters or a family member with a trusted key lock box, such as the Master Lock 5422D Portable Key Safe, which offers keyless convenience and secure storage of keys and access cards to provide peace of mind when at the office. Be selective when giving out the code, and only provide access to trusted friends, family and workers.

2.      Protect Personal Valuables: Approximately 50 percent of people who bring valuables to work do not have a secure place to store them.* Whether in the office or traveling, securing smartphones, wallets, electronic devices and other small valuables in a personal safe, such as the Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace, helps prevent theft. Designed with a durable cable, the Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace can be wrapped around a fixed object at the office or in a hotel room when traveling for work– providing lightweight and portable convenience. Larger items of value, such as a purse or backpack, should be secured in a cabinet or drawer. 

3.       Stay Safe and Organized Online: Most offices are equipped with computers, software programs and the Internet for employees to use to complete their work efficiently. Keeping track of numerous logins and documents as well as ensuring this information is stored in a safe place can be a daunting task. To stay digitally organized, use the Master Lock Vault  a free, digital safe deposit box, to store passwords and digital copies of important documents in a secure, reliable location for easy access from any smart phone or computer. And, employees should always log-off or place their computers in sleep mode when stepping away from workstations.

4.      Protect Important Documents: Organization is key when starting and settling into any job. Contracts, employee tax forms and other important paperwork can quickly pile up if you do not have a secure place to keep these documents. Using a Sentry Safe FHW40120 Large Lock File will help protect your sensitive information from theft, flood and fire threats as well as provide easy office organization with the ability to store hanging file folders. Be sure to shred any sensitive documents when they are no longer needed to keep them from falling into the wrong hands.

5.      Lock Up Before Leaving: Whether working remotely at a coffee shop, taking a business trip or hitting the gym after work, locking luggage, briefcases and laptop or gym bags will help protect valuables in transit. A TSA-Accepted Luggage Lock, such as the Master Lock 4680DBLK, will help keep belongings safe on-the-go. The Master Lock 4680DBLK and 4680DNKL Luggage Locks offer resistance to cutting, and are TSA approved so screeners can inspect and relock your baggage without damaging the lock. It’s also important to keep small personal items in front pockets.  Leaving valuables in back pockets makes them easy targets for pickpockets.  

For more safety tips and products, visit the Master Lock website or connect with Master Lock on social via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest orYouTube.

The Master Lock Company is recognized around the world as the authentic, enduring name in padlocks and security products. Master Lock Company offers a broad range of innovative security and safety solutions for consumer, commercial, and industrial end-users. Master Lock Company LLC is an operating unit of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., a leading consumer brands company. Headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), is included in the S&P MidCap 400 Index. For more information about Master Lock visit www.masterlock.com.

**According to a Gallup study

*According to a March 2015 Safety and Security Survey of more than 1,500 U.S. and Canadian residents conducted by Master Lock via SurveyMonkey.

On to the Giveaway!  


A big thank you to Master Lock for sharing these safety tips. There are many ways to guard your belongings, Master Lock has been a trusted one for years!! One way listed to help protect your belongings was with the personal safe shown below. You can set your own combination with this durable water-resistant, shock-absorbent safe.  The cable wraps tightly around a fixed object and it's perfect for holding items such as cameras, iPods, passports, etc. It also has an earbud access location on the side, making it perfect for charging. I think this would be good at work, at home, or even while you're traveling.


Perfect for holding iPods (has opening so you can charge earbuds while closed),
money, passports, cameras, etc.

Keyless entry, make your own password code.

Wraps around any secure fixture for safe-keeping. I'm thinking it'd be great for hotel rooms/travel.

Show your support and help find a cure for Breast Cancer by purchasing one of these pink personal safes. Or enter to win your own here. US entrants only!

42 comments:

MJ. L said...

Great tips and this case looks awesome, great for locking up valuables!

Pat Hatt said...

Locking everything up is a good way to be, sad it has come to that just about everywhere though

WildlyAware said...

That is a pretty neat gadget. Never say anything so compact.

Boulder Locavore said...

What a great idea! I work from home now but when I was in a large corporate office I always left my door open and had stuff in my drawers.

Ora Lee Gurr said...

This is an excellent way to keep things safe at work or traveling. I like the idea of storing digital copies of important documents. Master Lock has always been a reputable manufacturer.

Anonymous said...

I like that its pink

Ken Ohl said...

Love how portable this is great item for sure. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Tara L said...

I like the Water Resistant Nylon Locking Storage Bag good to have when your at a water park and need cash on hand, etc. I love this

Sara Haaf said...

I love how many options, products, and lines they have, didn't realize how much further they went than padlocks!

Denise said...

They have a really neat-looking electronic padlock, the 1500eXD model. It's a little on the expensive side, but I found this funny - the product info says its for indoor use only you can't get it wet! It's like a gremlin! :)

Marcie W. said...

I can think of so many uses for that device, as well as the many others they offer. You never can be too careful these days!

Cat said...

This looks like a great lock. I needed this when I worked in the office. You couldn't leave stuff sitting around. It was amazing how they would grow legs and walk off.

Candie L said...

I like their vast selection of bike locks. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Aimee Fauci said...

This is a great product. My daughter could have used this when she worked in the restaurant field.

laroyal said...

I also like the Keyed Fire Retardent Locking Security Chest.

~ Noelle said...

We have one of these. Love the pink on yours!!!!
Perfect for kids going away to college.

Masshole Mommy said...

That is awesome and very handy to have. We are always on the go, so this would come in super handy for us.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I have one of these in black and love it. Though I am really very fond of that pink color!

Kristi said...

That would sure make a great gift for someone who travels a lot. Maybe even stocking stuffers for college students. Thanks!

Sandy Cain said...

I love their dialSpeed Digital combination padlock, it's perfect for the gym.

Dina said...

You can never be too protective of your items. I was at a family event this weekend and one of the people told me a family member stole from them. Ugh.! This woud be helpful.

alissa apel said...

I'd love: Safety Lockout Pouch, Unfilled. That product it so cool!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Wow, that is awesome. That would be great to have too when traveling. This would help a lot.

Deal Match Maker said...

So need... i never had anything like this before to protect our belongings. I always want to purchase a safety box but pretty expensive

Felicia Carter said...

This is definitely a great idea. I could see this coming in handy when traveling.

Eileen said...

Great idea to have this for protecting small personal valuables. I get so paranoid even when strangers ask me for directions. I hit someone with an umbrella once because I thought he was going to rob me. I will join the giveaway and hope to win!

DeDa Studios said...

I learned that they make the Safe Space. This is a perfect solution for so many times I want my items secure.

indah nuria Savitri said...

That looks like a great lock I desperately need. Master Lock has been very well-known and the one you display is in pink, supporting breast cancer! As a survivor myself, I can't help but wanting one :)...It's always great to have more people and parties supporting our battle against breast cancer :)

Kelly Tupick said...

I like the Keyed Fire Retardent Locking Security Chest.

Cat said...

I agree, it would be great when traveling. I need to get one for when I have to go into the office. Catherine S

Colette S said...

Ooh I love the pink one!

Coach Donna Ward said...

I really like the key lock box - I did not know that Master Lock had this along with the Pink personal safe - I will be getting these! Thank you for the info & the giveaway :)

Christina Aliperti said...

I love the pink personal safe! I have always used master locks because they were the strongest and most secure out of any other brand I tried.

Unique By Randi said...

learned that the brand is one for making some of the most reliable products out there. :)

Anita Kennett said...

I learned how much more superior this is compared to anything else on the market today.thanks so very much for sharing.

larry Sokolowski said...

Cool cocktail

lisa rumolo said...

I like the personal safe and the questionnaire that helps you get the product you need

Karen Nadeau said...

I learned that they have set your own personal key locks.

Anonymous said...

I NEED the pink, portable personal safe. for a gift soon. It is PERFECT. The fact you can set your own combo is just super! I need this... the person I want it for needs it...

SB said...

I liked the 975 Resettable Combination Padlock

M Clark said...

I learned that Master Lock was founded in 1921 and is recognized around the world as the authentic, enduring name in padlocks and security products.

Racegirl1022 said...

I learned that Master Lock is a super company making lock and security products for many years