ASSA ABLOY's leading residential brand Yale looks at university security. Whether you’re going to university for the first time or returning after the summer break, it’s important to think about how you’ll keep safe.
That’s why Yale have come up with a list of their top products to keep you and your belongings safe when studying away from home.
Raise The Alarm
Ideal for protecting your room, whether that be in halls of residence or student accommodation, Yale’s affordable range of battery-powered Stand Alone Alarms can be placed freestanding on a shelf or fixed to a wall, and will alert you if an intruder breaks in.
Keep it Safe
Yale’s handy Portable Travel Safe can be attached to any fixed objects in your room while you’re out at night or travelling when term has finished. The slimline safe is large enough to hold money, jewellery and your passport, plus any important documents you may have taken with you.
Yale’s range of alarmed locks combines a cable lock with a tamper alarm, which is triggered if the cable is cut or the lock case is attacked. Portable and compact, making it perfect for securing laptops, the Lock Alarm Mini has a 100dB in-built alarm and a combination lock that you can set with your own four-digit code. Larger in size and with a louder alarm, the Medium Alarmed Lock and Large Alarmed Lock are ideal for securing bikes and scooters.
Although you should avoid walking home alone at night or being left on your own at parties, the truth is these situations may occur. Yale offers a range of Personal Attack Alarms that are small and discreet to carry, with an ultra loud built-in siren, which is activated by pulling the hand loop.
Last but not least, if your front door, back door and window security is inadequate, speak to your landlord to see if cylinders, nightlatches, door chains, door handles and window handles can be updated.
All of the Yale security products recommended are available from your local DIY store, locksmiths or hardware stores. For more information call 01902 364647 or visit www.yale.co.uk .