After-school safety for latch key kids: WordLock Stor-More Key Safe {and a giveaway for you!}


Our school year is just around the corner; in just two weeks, we'll be back to our usual crazy schedule.  With three kids in two schools, I've got to deal with all sorts drop-off times, pick-up times, afterschool schedules, carpools and more.  Now that The Pea is in middle school, I give her a lot more freedom to come and go -- but since her schedule varies so much from her brothers' schedules, she often finds herself arriving at home when I'm halfway across town.

Like most families, we keep a spare set of keys so she can let herself in, and so Alfie and I can let ourselves in on the occasions that we leave the keys in the house and lock ourselves out. I recognize the necessity of having those keys, but I'm well aware of the security risk.  I know many people who actually do leave their keys under the doormat, under a flowerpot, in the mailbox (and a few that leave their door unlocked!), but we like to take better precautions.

If you have a latchkey kid like mine, a key safe is a great solution for giving her a secure way to get into the house.  Your child doesn't have to carry house keys around in his or her backpack, where they can easily get lost; he or she can let themselves into their home by taking the spare key out of the key safe.  All your child has to do is remember the combination to the key safe.

Of course, that's easier said than done, which is why WordLock's Stor-More Key Safe is so great. It's a small safe that can hold keys, cash, and credit cards.  You can mount the Stor-More Key Safe to a wall or hang it on your front/back/side door knob or on a fence.  Like all WordLock products, it uses a combination of letters, not numbers. The 4 dials offer 10,000 password choices for maximum security. You can set the combination to an easy-to-remember word so there's less chance of your child forgetting it!  It doesn't have to be a word, it can be an acronym that your family uses, or anything that strangers won't easily guess.   Whatever word you use, there's definitely one word the Stor-More will have you feeling:  S-A-F-E.  (Just don't use that word as your password!)

Win a Stor-More Key Safe
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a WordLock Stor-More Key Safe.

Required Entry
Leave a comment on this post and share a tip to keep your child safe after school when he or she is traveling home from school, or home alone after school.

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The Rules
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on August 20, 2013; I will draw a winner at random on August 21 and post their name after they confirm acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here.


Disclosure: As a member of the WordLock Parenting Council, I received product samples to review and give away. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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53 Comments, Leave yours here:

jenmalonee on July 31, 2013 at 5:59 PM said...

Make sure they know not to open the door for anyone.

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justicecw on August 2, 2013 at 7:25 AM said...

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moushka on August 9, 2013 at 5:27 PM said...

When my daughter is home alone: she has to call to let us know she is home, she has to lock the doors, no answering the door, no going outside at all, TV is ok after all chores are done.

moushka on August 9, 2013 at 5:28 PM said...

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Shelly Leatham on August 9, 2013 at 8:32 PM said...

We make sure she sets the security alarm when she is home alone!
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Dawn Monroe on August 10, 2013 at 3:25 AM said...

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Bongga Mom on August 27, 2013 at 10:06 AM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #30, Dawn Munroe!

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