August 24, 2010
Send your child off to college with peace of mind with these campus safety items (Deseret News)
There were 29,459 reported on-campus burglaries in 2008 — the most recent year tracked by the U.S. Department of Education — so sending your child off where you can’t watch over them might be pretty scary. Here’s some items you can get to help keep them — and all their expensive equipment — safe.
-Steel footlockers. The reinforced type, such as those from C&N Footlockers, even have hinges that are difficult to take off. You need to get your own padlock. It is strong enough to stand on, so it will last all four years and beyond. It has a gliding tray inside and comes in all different colors — even camo and tie-dye. Also, there’s a slim version that fits under beds; $99.99-$199.99, at www.dormtrunks.com.
-Laptop safes: If your kid’s laptop gets stolen out of their dorm room while they are shuffling to the bathroom in their shower shoes, they’ll lose not only an expensive (and necessary) piece of equipment, but also all the work on it. Keep it protected with a laptop safe that can be bolted to the furniture. It is made of steel and has brackets that attach to a typical dorm bed. It holds laptops up to 17 inches. DormVault 700 Laptop Safe, $77.99 www.dormbuys.com and $74.99 at www.dormco.com.
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