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Reduce Your Risk for Burglaries on Campus with These Safety Tips for College Students

Reduce Your Risk for Burglaries on Campus with These Safety Tips for College Students

When it comes to your safety on campus, it’s important that you check out these tips.

Venturing off to college is an exciting time in a young person’s life. It’s a change to get out and explore the world as you open your mind to new people and ideas. However, when on your own, it’s important to be smart about safety. Find out what you need to know about how to stay secure with these college student safety tips.

When on a college campus, technology is everywhere. From smartphones to laptops, students bring their own devices to campus. However, it’s important to protect these devices. Theft on campus across the country is a rising issue. According to statistics from the FBI, burglaries are a common occurrence, making up a quarter of all property crimes. Not only can a loss of your electronics be expensive to replace, but they can interfere with your studies. It’s important to take precautions to ensure that your valuables are secure.

Security Tips to Prevent Burglaries:

  • Always lock your doors. On a college campus where many students have roommates and are living it’s easy to access each other’s’ electronic devices. Ensure that you keep dorm room and apartment doors locked to keep out burglars.
  • Password protect devices. Ensure that your devices are password protected for an extra level of security.
  • Back up data. If something should happen to your device, it’s important that you have the means to access your files remotely. Ensure that you back up information so that you have access to it if you need it.
  • Keep your electronics somewhere safe. Don’t leave your computers and phones out in the open. Keep them close when out and about and ensure that they’re out of sight in a safe place when not in use. That way you’re better able to protect your property.

Ensure that your technology stays secure on campus. Contact D&D Security by calling 800-453-4195 or by clicking here.