Sunday, June 5, 2016

Master Lock is offering senior citizens security tips to help keep them protected, safe and secure! #Giveaway #MasterLockProtects

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Many of you know that May was Older American Month, which I think may sometimes be called Senior Citizen Month (I've seen both). Either way, the entire month was dedicated to celebrating contributions that seniors make to their communities, and believe me, there are a lot of wonderful goings on, in every city you can name, so an annual celebration was and is a great idea!



Master Lock is offering senior citizens security tips to help keep them protected, safe and secure!


Master Lock appreciates Senior Citizens too, and in addition to doing their part in promoting the celebration last month, they also do their part to ensure senior citizens are safe year round. I'm not a senior citizen just quite yet (though I'm inching closer every day), but I like these products too. And since Father's Day is so close...I'd be remiss if I didn't suggest these as gift items!! Dads love gadgets, even moreso if they're easy to use and help keep the family safe! 

Back to the topic (I get so easily distracted, lol!), Master Lock is offering up the following security tips for seniors, to help them feel protected, safe and secure.

1.       Protect the Home from Intruders – Burglars can view senior citizens’ homes as an easy target. Simple security measures can help protect senior citizens against home invasion. Master Lock 265DCCSEN Security Door Bar provides an additional layer of security to homes by affixing to sliding glass and patio doors. Additionally, when traveling, enlist a trusted friend or family member to pick up the mail and newspapers to avoid showing signs of an empty house. Store a spare house key in a trusted key safe, such as the Master Lock 5422D Push Button Portable Key Safe to provide to your designated house sitter. Also, take extra precautions such as installing a home alarm system to deter intruders and break-ins.

2.       Secure Personal Belongings in a Nursing Home Setting – Senior citizens that are no longer living on their own and live in group home environments face a unique set of security concerns. With several caregivers, cleaners, and residents in and out of a nursing home resident’s living quarters, it’s important to keep valuables protected. Store important items and documents in an easy-to-use, locked safe. Small items, such as credit cards, jewelry or cash, fit in the portable Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace Portable Personal Safe while larger items, like documents or memorabilia, can be stored in a larger safe, such as the SentrySafe Extra Large Combination Fire Safe (SFW123DTB)

3.       Stay Safe While on the Road - With advanced age can come vision impairments and other issues that can impact senior citizens’ ability to drive. Given this, senior citizens must visit the DMV more frequently for license renewal to ensure they are safe on the road. Senior citizens can ease their driving experience by avoiding driving at night and in bad weather, planning the safest and easiest route and limiting distractions such as a loud radio, talking on a cell phone, texting and eating.

4.       Protect Personal Assets from Scams - Be overly cautious with telemarketers or outside salespeople, who tend to prey on seniors. Be careful in these situation and properly research the company if they are seeking some form of payment. The police or Better Business Bureau can be good resources to check to determine if it’s a legitimate business, a scam or a threat of identity theft. Avoid providing your credit card, Social Security, Medicare or bank account details to anyone over the phone. Also, never carry personal documents such as a Social Security card with you. Instead, keep these locked up and store digital copies via the free, secure and easy-to-use Master Lock Vault app. The app helps to alleviate the worry surrounding lost or stolen paper documents that contain confidential information, offers a password manager and provides reliable, convenient 24/7 access.

For more safety tips and products, visit the Master Lock website at www.masterlock.com or the Master Lock Facebook page at www.facebook.com/masterlock.


I know when it comes to safety that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Master Lock is doing their part to help get the word out on senior safety, definitely during the month of May when seniors and their work were being recognized, but even better, they're doing it every month of the year.

There's a Giveaway!

To do their part to help you, two lucky winners are going to win a Master Lock item. One person will win the Master Lock 265DCCSEN Security Door Bar and one person will win the Master Lock 5422D Push Button Portable Key Safe.


The Master Lock 265DCCSEN Security Door Bar is made of 20-gauge steel. It adjusts from 27.5-inches to 42-inches and is best used with standard or sliding glass doors. The pivoting ball joint ensures full and steady contact with the floor if you're using it on a standard door, and the padded bottom will keep your floors safe from scratches. That was just a bit of a pun but you don't want scratches on your floors, that's for sure. The top piece is easily removable if you are going to use this on a sliding glass door. 


This item is reasonably priced and has a limited life warranty. It is definitely a great investment to have in the home, both for safety and for peace of mind.


The Master Lock 5422D Push Button Portable Key Safe has a 3 1/8-inch metal body that has a protective weather covering to help sustain it in harsh weather. The large button keypad makes it easy to access, even in the dark, and you create your own code to open it. You're likely seen these on homese if you were looking with a realtor. It's the box they use to store the home key, which makes it convenient for the house to show. I know one of my grandfathers could have used a box like this too, for key storage for his home business. It's a great way to keep important keys handy and safe!


Both of these items are excellent options for helping to keep homes safe. AND they are especially easy, yet effective ways to do so for seniors.

You can learn more about the products mentioned here and more, by visiting the Master Lock website. You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Entering to win is easy, just use the Rafflecopter form below. US entrants only. Good luck!

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57 comments:

Katherine Riley said...

I was broken into once when someone got through my patio door. I really could have used the Door Bar.

njsunbunny said...

The portable safe would be great for my daughter who will be going off to college at the end of the summer and living in a dorm. It would give her some where to put her important documents, jewelry and money.

Sandee said...

Both are very cool and especially that door one. I like that. I remember having dowels made for my sliding glass doors way back when. This is way better.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Carly Moore said...

Interesting concept! Looks very useful.

Pat Hatt said...

They sure have a lock that works for everything and anything.

Danai said...

I would love the key safe. My daughter is always losing her house key and it would give me peace of mind that she would always be able to get in.

Ckrusch said...

Both look very safe, especially that door one. I like it! I will check them out! Thank you!

Theresa Mahoney said...

It angers me how criminals like to target elderly. I am glad that Master Lock offers products that can give senior citizens a little more security!

Gwendolyn Mulholland said...

These are great tips for Senior citizens and everyone in general. I like the portable key safe because when we are gone it sometimes is hard to meet with the housesitter before hand. This way I could have it ready for them when they arrive.

RICHARD HICKS said...

These would be useful for almost anyone.

Azlin Bloor said...

That's a great giveaway. That Master Lock sure looks good.

Lalaine Manalo said...

Thanks for sharing this review and giveaway. We should all feel safe in our own homes.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This is a very good idea :)

Elizabeth O. said...

It worries me to leave the house without proper security, aside from CCTVs, I'm glad we have something like this. It's a really awesome option to keep your home safe, especially if you're a senior citizen.

Nicole Escat said...

Security is the most important, wherever in our home, documents and all things that's important to be secure.

melandria romero said...

this is a really nice and a very good offer for our seniors, will be joining.

Rebecca Swenor said...

These are both great products from Master Lock to keep the home safe. I really love the door bar and the key safe for keeping the home safe. These would make for a great gift idea too. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

Nicole Escat said...

I heard a lot of good things about master lock. I like to have one because I know I can rely on them.

Elizabeth Gilbert said...

Master Lock is really awesome we have a few of their locks around the house. I'd definitely tell anyone who is looking for things like this to go to Master Lock!

Ryan Escat said...

I love the protective weather covering, this is so perfect even if the summer is so hot and if the winder is too cold.

Nikki said...

There are so many great products that come from Master Lock. I am so glad that I choose their service. Very secured.

Rebecca Zoeller said...

I didn't know seniors had to test to renew their driver's licenses more frequently!

~ Noelle said...

I have never seen older American month. Lol, I don't know why I find that funny. Anyways,I think this would be great for those living alone in an apartment to.make them feel more safe!!!

Tina @ My Highest Self said...

What great tools to stay safe. Thank your for sharing the info and the great giveaway.

Shelley P said...

Great security tips! I know my Mom would feel a lot safer if she had either of these great products.

Spark of Southern Moms said...

This is an awesome product! I will have to check into it for my grandmother who lives by herself.

Ria C said...

These are very good tips especially for the elderlies who are still living by themselves. Those gadgets and extra security tools will help in securing their property.

Enricoh Alfonzo Naidu said...

This is so awesome and my grand parents are all about safety hey. They would love this. Giveaways are always brilliant.

Maryann D. said...

I was on Grand Jury Duty last year and heard of so many robberies, especially with the elderly. Thank goodness for Master Lock.
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Rachel Mouton said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! These are great tips. I'm going to pass them on to my mother :)

Anonymous said...

Master lock looks like a great product for anyone. I appreciate the tips in the article, thanks for sharing!- She Joh

NAZMA IQBAL said...

Master lock is just great idea for anybody.

Dawn GT said...

great tips. master locks are always a bonus and makes me feel secure.

Jeanna Massman said...

We could really use products. You can never be too safe.

A Martin said...

The Master Lock Security Door Bar would provide some security and peace of mind.

Barb said...

I guess both items would be good to have. I think the bar would be my favorite.

lissa crane said...

No matter what your living situation, either of these seems extremely good to have! I have had my apartment broken into via the door, so the door bar would be a huge help, but I would also think the key safe would be a great help for my kids, instead of leaving the key under the mat when they need to get in!

kaflickinger74 said...

I will definitely be looking into this product as I can using a key safe.

Laura Starner said...

Master Lock is a great concept. It can even be beneficial for the college age group. Thanks for the great tips.

Anita Hendrieka said...

This is a great giveaway, thanks for sharing. It's very important to feel safe at all times!

Kristi Maloney said...

I would certainly feel safer with some of these locks in place at my house. Great tips too.

Mary Cloud said...

The key safe would be a great item since I have kids that sometimes need to let themselves in the house before we get home

Christa Lopez said...

They both are great products! They would be very useful to have!

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I love to use their portable safe for my private documents. Brittney House

Hargow Wong said...

These are great addition for better security.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I want the door security bar.

LeAnn Harbert said...

My Mother needs the security bar.

Lisa Voyce said...

Having a grandbaby makes you think even more about security.

Athena Emmanouilidis said...

These are great security items.They are necessities, especially here in NYC.

Michele P. said...

It is very important to be aware of home security issues and protect your loved ones and property before issues arise. The security door bar is a great asset to your home security preparing and the key safe is also nice to have. I leave the country for the month in July and would feel comfortable with either of these products in my home security plans.

Karen Mayernick said...

You can never be to safe as far as I am concerned. These are both great prizes! Thanks so much for the chance!

Susan Smoaks said...

i love the portable key safe!

Michelle Robbins said...

When I was single I was never afraid to be alone. Now that I'm married and have a 5 year I'm afraid "someone will get us". Too many home invasion stories. These items look great! I like them both the security bar is my first choice.

Aubrey Briskin said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Breanne said...

I'd love to have the door bar.

Brian E. said...

We like the Master Lock Security Door Bar: use with sliding glass door or conventional door !

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Barb said...

Whoo Hoo! I am the happy winner. Thank you!