Top of the class

That’s why the security experts at Yale have come up with their top five products to keep you and your valuables safe when studying away from home.

1. Keep it safe – Yale’s handy new portable Travel Safe can be attached to any fixed objects in your room while you’re out at night or travelling when term had finished. The slimline safe is large enough to hold money, jewellery and your passport, plus any important documents you may have taken with you. 

2. Alarmingly good – You can also protect your personal property with the new range of alarmed locks from Yale, which can be used to secure anything from laptops to mountain bikes. Available in Mini, Standard and Maxi sizes, the new locks combine a cable lock with a tamper alarm, which is triggered if the cable is cut or the lock case is attacked.

3. On the move – Ideal for protecting your room, whether that be in halls of residence or student accommodation, Yale’s affordable range of battery-powered portable alarms includes two self-contained units that can be used anywhere. You can choose from a PIR motion sensor or a door contact, both of which come with built-in siren and keypad.

4. Keep it locked – If you’re studying away from home and own a bike, make sure you keep it safe too. Yale offers a range of bike locks that can be opened with keys or a combination code. The range includes a U-shaped lock, which provides protection against saws and bolt cutters, and has a unique cover cap that prevents the lock from rusting – ideal if you don’t have a garage to store your bike in!

5. Alarm yourself – 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 an affordable personal attack alarm that is small and discreet to carry, with an ultra loud built-in siren, which is activated by pulling the hand loop.

All of the Yale security products recommended are available in many large retailers and hardware stores, or through your local locksmith.