Apple recently had a product launch event, during which they announced the much-awaited Apple Watch, as well as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apple’s new gadgets are certainly impressive, and could be a way to reward your children for a good semester in college. At the same time, however, Apple’s new devices are, first and foremost, luxury items.

While Apple products are luxury items, not all gadgets are, particularly when they pertain to personal security. With college semesters starting up this month, Mijac Alarm wanted to share some gadgets that can help secure your child and his or her belongings when they are away from home.

While there are plenty of security gadgets out there, the following are some of our favorites, both for their usefulness as well as their affordability.

Personal Safe

The fact of the matter is that other students are going to be coming into your child’s dorm room or apartment to say hello or to hang out after class. While most students are trustworthy, there is always the possibility that one or two of them are looking to take advantage of trusting students. A personal safe is an excellent way to secure valuables, such as jewelry, cash, passports, and anything else valuable your child has in their dorm room or apartment. One well-reviewed safe is the SentrySafe SFW123DSB, available on Amazon.

Pepper SprayPepper Spray

Pepper spray has been proven to be a safe and effective way to get away from potential attackers. It can be carried in a pocket, on a keychain, or on in a purse. It is also easy to use and inexpensive. However, it is important to spend a few minutes learning how to use it, so make sure your child knows how to safely operate their pepper spray before you give it to them.

Laptop Lock

Your child’s laptop is perhaps their single most valuable possession. Not only is it likely to be the most expensive thing they own, it is also the device they rely on to actually do their schoolwork. Laptop locks are inexpensive and can prevent hundreds if not thousands of dollars in property (not to mention countless hours of schoolwork).

Apartment Fire ExtinguisherFire Extinguisher

While it is not always practical to have a full-sized fire extinguisher in your child’s dorm room or apartment, there are smaller, more affordable fire extinguishers available on Amazon and elsewhere that can help prevent a life-threatening fire from spreading. With inexperienced students cooking in the kitchen, this is something every college student should have!

Door Stop

Door stops are useful for more than just propping a door open. If your child puts the door stop on the inside of the door, it can serve as an extra level of security in case someone tries to break into their room while they are sleeping. While a door stop might not stop someone indefinitely, it should provide enough time for your child and their dorm or housemates to wake up. There are several great door stops specifically for this purpose available on Amazon.

Do you have other safety gadgets you think we and our customers should know about? Let us know by posting them on our Facebook page!

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