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Keep Your Home Safe for the Holidays

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The holiday season is a time for family traditions and making new memories. People travel near and far to spend time with their families and exchange gifts. Unfortunately, it’s also a busy time of the year for burglars.  You may be leaving you and your home vulnerable to those looking for expensive electronics and valuable gifts without even realizing it.  But there are steps you can take to ensure your home is safe for the holidays.

BackSeat_Car_GiftsWhen you’re out shopping, make sure bags and boxes aren’t conspicuous from the outside looking in.  A backseat full of shopping bags could catch the eye of someone in the mall parking lot.

If shopping online, be sure to take steps to secure your personal information.  Don’t save log in information on your mobile phone, but store users names, passwords and other private information securely with the Master Lock Vault®

BigBolts_SafeMake sure your valuables and important documents are stored safely in a home safe.  Not only do they protect against the risk of theft, but many SentrySafe home safes protect against fire and flood too!

People are likely coming and going from your home throughout the holiday season.  Make sure all doors, windows and sliding glass doors are securely locked after guests depart.  Consider a Master Lock 265D Door Security Bar for additional security that’s quick and easy-to-use.

Be wary of updating social media platforms with your whereabouts.  You may be letting more than just your friends know about your holiday vacation plans, leaving your home vulnerable to theft.

Packages_At_DoorIf you are planning on going away, make sure you stop your mail, newspaper or other delivery services. If you have a neighbor coming to water your plants or taking care of an animal, consider storing your spare key in a key safe for easy-access to authorized users.

Burglaries can happen to anyone no matter how much you prepare, but the discovery of an alarm can be enough to deter a burglar.  Consider installing a security system and/or buying a home safe that has a loud audible alarm.

Cash, electronics and jewelry are often vulnerable to theft while traveling.  Keep them secure with a portable security safe you can tether securely like the SentrySafe Portable Digital Security Safe.

These are just a few of the things you can do to make sure your home and family are safe for the holidays.  Got other tips to help families have a safe and happy holiday season? Help us spread the word by sharing them on Facebook & Twitter using hashtag #safefortheholidays!

To Have and Hold On To

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It was such a cliché.  We met at a bar.  And I’m so glad we did, because this year I celebrated my one year anniversary with my husband Bill.  It was a perfect day, and I married my best friend.  No matter what happens in our future, I know I’ll always be thankful for that happy day and the wonderful year that has followed.  We got a puppy, painted our kitchen, landscaped our yard and made some wonderful memories along the way.  Memories I know 20 years from now I’ll want to look back on; so I’m keeping them safe in a Waterproof Fire-resistant File to share with our family as it ages and grows for years to come.

So what have I put in my file?  Here’s just a couple of little things I’m keeping safe.

The Cake Topper from Our Wedding-  It may sound cheesy, but I really love these little birds that topped our wedding.  It was such a beautiful, fun day and this little item reminds me of the sunshine and laughter that encompassed it!

The CD of Photo’s from Our Wedding-  We wanted to capture all the special moments of our big day, so we had a photo album made.  I love sharing it with everyone so it’s always out, but I keep an extra copy on a CD in our safe. That way if anything ever happens, I know our photos and memories are protected.

Important Documents- It’s not exciting but it is nice to know that our marriage certificate is safe and on hand when I need it.  I also put my old driver’s license and social security card in there.  I could have shredded these I guess, but it didn’t feel right to throw them out.  They may be the last things with my old name on them,

Our Puppy’s First Collar- Brandi isn’t just our dog, she’s a special member of our family.  In the last six months, she’s also gone from just 10 lbs of cuddles to 76 lbs of crazy! She outgrew her collar in what seemed like moments, but I kept this little memento as a reminder of the little bundle that rode home on my lap.

I know I’ll have lots more to add as the years go on, but these little tokens are just some of things I hold close to my heart and keep inside my safe.

Pinterest Contest!

So now I want to know!  What memories of your wedding, marriage and family do you keep safe? Head over to Pinterest and share your special mementos with SentrySafe for a chance to win one of five Waterproof Fire-Resistant Files!

Check out our Pinterest board for full details on how you can Pin it to Win it!  

 

SentrySafe Now Part of The Master Lock Company

On July 30, 2014, SentrySafe became part of The Master Lock Company (TMLC). Both companies represent the strongest iconic brands in their respective consumer categories– with a rich heritage and combined history of more than 175 years. Sentry Safe’s strength in security safes and protective containers combined with TMLC’s leadership position in padlocks create incremental growth opportunities through innovation, global distribution and manufacturing capabilities and expanded channels. Visit www.masterlock.com.

 

 

Peace of Mind for a Lifetime

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At every point in our life we are creating memories that we wish we could bottle up and save.  Whether you’re moving into a new home, getting married, expecting a baby or even a grandchild, now is the perfect time to afford yourself a little peace of mind.   The things that matter most, they aren’t just hard to replace, they’re impossible.  From the drawing your child did just to say I love you or the picture of you in front of your new house, these are the memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.  Make sure they’re safe to share with generations to come by storing them in a SentrySafe chest or file.

It’s peace of mind for a lifetime. 

Check out these ideas to help you keep your precious memories safe!  

Enter to Win!

Let us know what special memories you would keep safe in your SentrySafe file or chest, for a chance to win!  Visit the SentrySafe Facebook Page and post a picture of something sentimental you would protect under the Peace of Mind for a Lifetime post! We’ll choose a winner to receive a free SentrySafe Waterproof Fire-Resistant File 7/28/14 at 10 AM EST!

A New Generation of Safe

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Keeping this secret has been hard, but I’m excited to officially announce the launch of OUR NEW LINE OF CHESTS AND FILES to all of you!  These safes have been redesigned with a sleek modern look and enhanced to offer 72 hours of fire protection.  The whole factory, here in Rochester, NY, has been buzzing with anticipation since the first set of prototypes came through the building. Now we’re excited to tell anyone and everyone about these fantastic new products!

So, I went around our main offices and manufacturing facility and asked everyone “What’s your favorite thing about the new line of chests and files?” And this is what they said….

Water“The significant improvement to the water protection!”– Josie Pagani, Product Manager

“It looks strong!”  –Tim Clausen,  Information Services

“The new thought and innovation that went into designing the product. It’s well integrated.” –Aaron Thorpe, Senior Designer

File_Packaging“Love the new handles.  Makes it easier to carry around.” –Carol Vitalone, Sales Associate

“The sexy curves on the new file!” –Christina Roushey, Product Engineer

“The honeycomb pattern is really cute!” –Betty Jeffries, Office Assistant

“The improved latching system makes it easier to open and close.” -Joe DiFrancesco & Dave Fischer, Model Shop Technicians

But you don’t have to take our word for it.  Check out these fantastic new products here:  http://www.sentrysafe.com/Chests_And_Files.