This summer is ticking away quite fast. It is already August, so if you have been procrastinating preparing for back to school it's time to get busy. For most of us the next month will be a whirlwind of end of summer activities, back to school shopping, school meetings, organizing, and getting kids back on track and ready for school. I will say that right now I am very glad that we switched my kids to a different school last year. At our old charter school we would be going back to school this week! However, since we are now in the public school system we have another month of summer left to prepare.
As part of preparing for back to school I am trying hard to teach my children to be more responsible. With a variety of products designed to secure belongings Master Lock is helping. School supplies cost money. And with the changes in times comes the changes in what our students need. A lot of schools now require that kids have their own tablet or laptop for use in class. This means that kids need to learn at a much younger age to keep up with their belongings. In addition, school books, backpacks, calculators, smartphones, and other supplies are not cheap.
When I was in elementary school we did not have lockers. We just had to carry our stuff from class to class, or leave it in our desks when changing classes. That was not secure at all. However back then we were not carrying pricey electronics. And… yes… the world was probably a better place. 🙂
Now that our kids are responsible for things that may cost us quite a bit of money, as parents we need to make sure that they have the right tools to secure their belongings. Not too long ago I wrote the post Early Back to School Protection Planning from Master Lock which included some great information to send your kids back to school ready to protect their belongings.
One of the locks Master Lock offers that is great for school us is the Speed Dial 1500iD. Designed to be super easy to use it is great for kids. They do not have to remember a complicated combination. The lock works on a simple slide concept. Once the combination is set all they have to remember is something like “left, right, up, down”. It could not be any easier. And it is available in blue, black, purple, or red to please your picky child.
- World’s first combination lock that opens on up/down/left/right directional movements
- Patented technology is faster, easier and more secure than a standard combination lock
- Maximum security with anti-shim technology
- Combination can be reset to any number of movements in any sequence
- 2-1/8in (54mm) Wide metal body can be opened one-handed without looking for ease of use
- Matching passcode indicators (letters, numbers, colors, shapes, symbols) are included for added customization – simply apply over arrows
- Hardened steel shackle for increased bolt cutter protection
- Each package contains one lock
The Speed Dial 1500iD has several uses. It can be used for:
Indoor Storage Lockers
School, Employee, & Athletic Lockers
The 1500iD comes with easy to follow instructions for setting your own combination. If using for school I recommend letting your child choose the combination. Once it is set have them practice opening and closing it many times to ensure that there will not be a problem at school. It's so easy to use that I'm sure they will not have any issues.
Priced at only $13.93 on the Master Lock website, it is reasonable enough to get one for everyone in the family.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Master Lock and part of my involvement in the Live Secure Safety Squad. All opinions are my own.