As parents we always strive to keep our family as safe as we can, this September is National Preparedness Month and Master Lock has some great tips to help keep us safe. Here is a little more information about the Master Lock company from the website:
Master Lock is the world's largest manufacturer of padlocks and related security products providing innovative security solutions for home, automotive, campus, power sports, bike and storage security needs for consumers and industry alike.
Here are some great safety tips from Masterlock to help you be prepared and safe:
1. Stay Informed. Don't let a situation catch you off guard. Be in the know on the latest emergencies by signing up for automated alerts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
FEMA offers a text message program that sends regular safety tips and alerts and allows users to search for open shelters and open disaster recovery centers. For general monthly safety tips, text "PREPARE" to 43362 (FEMA) to sign up. To receive bi-monthly tips specific to a disaster type, text its keyword, such as "HURRICANE" or "TORNADO," to 43362 (FEMA). For more keywords, visit www.fema.gov/text-messages. FEMA also supports Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) that sends free texts messages to WEA-enabled cell phones within range of a severe weather event, AMBER emergency or dangerous local situation. To learn more about these alerts and how to activate them, visit www.ready.gov/alerts.
2. Know the Facts. At the time of an emergency, terms used by the news or weather anchor to describe the conditions can be confusing. Understand what the most common terms mean: According to FEMA, a tornado watch means that a tornado is possible, but a tornado warning means that one has been sighted and to take shelter immediately. However for flooding -- the leading cause of weather-related death -- a watch means that flooding is possible, a flood warning means that a flood is occurring or will occur soon, while a flashflood warning notes that a flashflood is currently happening and to get to high ground immediately.
3. Safeguard Your Stuff. Possessions can be replaced, but critical documents are vital to efficient disaster recovery. Ensure your critical documents, such as identification cards, passports, and insurance policies are always accessible by storing digital copies in a safe place online, such as the Master Lock Vault. By uploading important documents into this free, secure digital safe deposit box, all items are protected from fire, flood and theft, and can be accessed from any internet connection or mobile device when they are needed most. Currently, only 15 percent of Americans have digital copies saved and stored online*, leaving them at risk in case of a home emergency.
4. Make a Plan. Almost half of Americans do not have an evacuation plan and/or shelter, food and water readily available should they experience a severe weather emergency*. By preparing for a disaster in advance, families will be able to communicate and cope with the situation at hand more easily.
Before an emergency happens, sit down with family members and decide how to get in contact with each other, map out evacuation routes for the area, determine a neighborhood, out-of-neighborhood and out-of-town meeting place and practice what to do in the event of an emergency. To allow home access to family members and neighbors if needed, securely store keys outside with a Master Lock 5400D or 5422D Lock Box.
5. Gather an Emergency Kit. Build an emergency disaster kit so that it's ready when needed most. A basic supply kit should include at least one gallon of water per person for at least three days, a three-day supply of non-perishable food for each person, manual can opener, battery-powered or hand-crank radio, flashlight, extra batteries, first aid kit, local maps and cell phone with a charger (or solar charger), according to FEMA.
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These are some great tips, they are simple but are very helpful for my family and I hope they help your family too.
I was lucky enough to be able to review a storage security key safe 5422D
- Portable key safe provides secure storage of keys or access cards
- Convenient push button locking mechanism in familiar alpha / numeric telephone keypad format
- Set your own combination using up to 12 letters, numbers, or both
- Large buttons for ease of use, even in low light conditions
- 3-1/8" wide durable metal construction
- Large internal cavity and removable key hook prevents jamming
- Molded bumper and vinyl coated shackle prevents scratches to your door
- Protective weather cover prevents freezing and jamming
What exactly is a key safe you ask? Well it is a great invention where you can store keys in a small safe that hangs from your door knob. You pick the code that can pick the code that opens the safe. This is something I have seen with realtors while shopping for a house years ago, I love that master lock has this available to all now. After you set your easy to remember combination code you can let family members know, so they will be able to enter your home. No more having to hide the key under the mat (thieves now know to check under the mats) and the hidden key in the fake rocks thieves know about this too. With the master lock your keys will be safe, you will feel more comfortable knowing the Master Lock key safe is keeping the keys safe from thieves.
I tested out the key safe, and it was very easy to set up a code and attach to the door knob. I will be using this when relatives come to visit for the holidays, some come to stay at our house and being a working mom, I am not always there to greet them. With the Master Lock safe I will be able to let them know the code, and they will be able to get the key and enter my home (instead of lingering around the city waiting for me to come home and let them in).
My daughter is only eight years old, so she cannot use this to get in the house, but when she gets earlier I am sure this will be used and she will be able to get into the house after school and she will not have to worry about losing keys. If you could use a great key safe please check out the Master Lock key safe, I was very impressed we will be using this for years to come. The great people at Master Lock have offered my readers a chance to win a Master Lock Key safe for themselves. Would you like to try to win a key safe? Please enter below.
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