Dorm Security Items to Keep You Safe on and off Campus

Dorm safety and dorm security are two main concerns when you're starting college. Chances are you're going to be walking around on campus by yourself, possibly also at night. You want to make sure you have basic college supplies to keep yourself safe while you're walking off and on campus. However, you also want to make sure you're safe in your college dorm room and that your dorm necessities are also safe and won't go and find a home in someone else's dorm room. We aren't trying to scare you, we just want to make sure you are prepared for anything while living in your dorm and walking around campus.

1 - Dorm Door Stop Alarm - Whether you have your own dorm room or share it with a college roommate, neither of you are going to want uninvited guests to wander in when you are studying or sleeping. It can happen anywhere, but with a dorm door stop alarm, you can scare away any would-be intruder. Just place an alarm underneath your door and, if anyone tries opening it, it will immediately emit a loud alarm. You can also choose a regular door stop to make it harder for someone to open your dorm room door. A lot of college crime is based on opportunity, so making it hard for someone to get into your dorm room can easily deter them.

2 - Locking Dorm Items - Since crime and thefts in college are normally from opportunistic thieves, it can be important to lock up your valuables and dorm electronics. Our SWOL® Safe, College Trunks (locking options only), and even some of our Dorm Furniture come with locking mechanisms to make sure you have plenty of options when it comes to protecting your stuff. No one is going to be able to move a piece of college furniture or a dorm safe that is secured to your Twin XL dorm bed out of your dorm room, they'll just move on and not bother you or your things. That's a win!

3 - Anchor Lock - Don't have room for locking dorm furniture in your small college dorm space? It happens, but that doesn't mean that you can't keep your dorm electronics safe. A simple and affordable system for stopping thieves from walking away with some of your most valuable college supplies is by using some college anchor locks. These dorm anchor locks take easy to transport items like your laptop and secures them to your college furniture. This makes it hard for the thief to take off with your electronics and saves you the headache of filing a report and having to buy new dorm supplies.

4 - Backpack Guard - A Backpack Guard is one of those dorm supplies that you would rather have and not need rather than needing it and not having it. In today's world, you can never be too careful, and this easy to use dorm item can protect you in the event of an attack. Designed to stop nearly all handgun rounds as well as pointed weapons like a knife, this ballistic shield easily slides in to your backpack, laptop case, or should bag so you can use them as a shield should you need to. But will it make your college bag heavy? Surprisingly, no! Weighing just 1 lb. and 2.9 oz., this dorm security item will actually be lighter than most of your college textbooks.
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