Dallas Security Camera Installation. Part one of this series was about some security threats that college students face in their dorm rooms or apartments, and precautions they can take and products they can use to help ensure their safety. But there are other security considerations besides personal safety that college students need to keep in mind as the new academic year starts. In part two of this series, the focus is on security options college students have for protecting personal belongings and valuables.

Theft is one of the most common security issues students face in college and university communities. It is important to take measures to protect your personal belongings and valuables in your dorm room or apartment. While it is fundamental to remember basic safety measures like not sharing your key or access card with anyone else and not leaving doors unlocked, it is also very important to secure your belongings so you do not become a victim of theft. Thankfully, there are many helpful security products available to help.

  • Safes and Lockboxes

Safes and lockboxes are great options for making sure personal items are safeguarded in your dorm room or apartment. Documents containing personally identifying information such as birth certificates, health records, and tuition statements can be organized and filed in a safe; and small necessities such as spare keys, extra headphones, and prescription medicines can be stored in lockboxes for extra protection. You can keep these important documents and valuables in one of a wide variety of safe and lockbox options—both are available in a range of prices and sizes.

  • Laptop Locks

Another helpful security tool to investigate is a purpose-designed lock for your laptop computer. Laptop locks are needed more now than ever because your laptop is in danger of being stolen every time you leave your desk or workspace, even if just for a moment. The most commonly found laptop locks are specialized cable locks with key or combination access, but there are other options available if your laptop is not equipped for cable lock use. Laptop locks are key when it comes to theft prevention because they hamper the efforts of laptop computer thieves.

  • Smart Plugs

Smart plugs are small converters that you can plug into existing outlets to automate home appliances such as coffeemakers, lamps, and televisions. These inexpensive specialized plugs are useful because they can be programmed to turn appliances that are plugged into them on or off at precise times; they can be easily controlled via a smartphone app. Smart plugs help give the impression that your dorm room or apartment is occupied and is an excellent way to deter thieves from targeting you in your home.

  • Wireless Security Cameras

Wireless security cameras also can help you to stay safe in your college dorm room or apartment. They do not require holes to be drilled for wiring or mounting purposes, which is good because most colleges and universities and many apartment complexes prohibit that. Wireless security cameras are cost-effective tools (with associated smartphone apps) that are useful for monitoring who enters and exits your space. Of course, it is important to consider privacy issues, specifically of roommates—you should get permission from them before installing a camera. And if you live in a dorm, you should review the housing policies of your college or university to confirm that installing a wireless security camera is allowed.

Because you have made such a significant investment in your education, between paying for textbooks, purchasing a laptop computer, and buying other necessities, it is important to consider the security of these valuables. Home automation and smart security solutions always have been available to families, and now they are even accessible to young people stepping into their future as college students.

Dallas Security Camera Installation. The security professionals at Dyezz Surveillance and Access based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area can answer your questions about the safety and security of your business, your family home, or your college student’s home away from home. Contact the professional team at Dyezz Surveillance and Access online or by phone at 214-325-5664 to discuss your security needs.

Written by: Erika Mehlhaff