Keeping your home safe with Master Lock- Trailer hitch lock giveaway CAN

People often think about their family and their belongings inside the home when they hear about keeping safe. But we also have to think about everything we have outside in the yard and driveway. Are your items secure? Can you leave for the day, night or weekend and feel your property is safe? Maybe you just recently moved and are still unsure of the area and those who frequent it.

In honor of National Moving Month, and as a part of Master Lock’s ongoing commitment to keep consumers safe through all life stages, they’re sharing safety precautions and useful products for moving and settling into a new residence during May. After all May is a busy moving month and a time many start to leave for weekend getaways again.

Keeping bikes and trailers safe while away can keep your mind at ease. Having locks on sheds, garages and other outbuildings will help keep your outdoor belongings safe while you are unable to watch over them.




More than 35 million people move each year* and look forward to turning their new house into a home. But before your new residence becomes home sweet home, ensuring your move is safe and your new house is prepped with basic safety measures is of the utmost importance. In honor of National Moving Month, Master Lock is providing consumers with necessary safety precautions and useful products for moving and settling into a new residence.

“Moving into a new home can undoubtedly be a stressful experience,” said Rebecca Smith, vice president, marketing for Master Lock. “Our goal is to help new homeowners make their move as organized and safe as possible by providing them with the necessary tools to do so.”

Master Lock recommends these five safety measures when moving and adjusting to your new residence:


Secure All Valuables: Whether you’re moving your own belongings or have hired movers, it is important to pack all valuables in enclosed, secured containers. For fragile or breakable items, use an added layer of protection, such as bubble wrap or shredded newspaper. In the midst of moving mayhem, remember to lock your trailer with a Master Lock 379DAT Universal Trailer Coupler Lock that resists picking and prying when not in use or in between trips to avoid possible theft.


Inventory Personal Belongings: Label your boxes by room, number or color-code, and create a list of the items in each box. This will keep your personal possessions organized for when you begin the unpacking process. When you arrive at your new home, make sure to check each list to ensure all your belongings made it safely and securely. Investing in a Sentry Safe SFW123TTC Extra Large Digital Alarm Fire Safe will assure your most important valuables remain safeguarded and protected as you settle into your home. While you may have heavy foot traffic between movers, cable providers and other vendors setting up your new space, this Sentry Safe Extra Large Digital Alarm Fire Safe’s loud alarm will quickly alert you if there is suspected tampering.

Install New Exterior Locks: Less than half (47 percent) of U.S. and Canadian residents changed or rekeyed the locks on their new home.** As a major safety precaution, you should change all the exterior locks on your new home either before or when you move in. Previous tenants, realtors and other unsuspected people may have keys to the current locks. Replacing these old locks with new ones, such as the Master Lock BCCO0615 Entry Door Lock with Single Cylinder Deadbolt, will provide additional security with peace of mind, and ensure you are the only person who has access to your home.


Change of Address: Before officially moving into your new home, make sure to visit your local post office or visit to fill out a change-of-address form. To avoid unintentionally giving strangers access to personal information, such as billing statements, credit card offers and insurance information, change your address before your move.


Explore Your Neighborhood: Once you’ve settled in, make sure to familiarize yourself with your new neighborhood. Take a bike ride to meet your neighbors, locate the police and fire stations and find your local park district. Don’t forget to lock up with the Master Lock 8127TRI Keyed Cable Lock while exploring your new surroundings.



For more moving safety tips and products, visit the Master Lock website or connect with Master Lock on social via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or YouTube.

giveaway time

Master Lock knows how much Canadians are out and about in the warmer months. They want you to feel your property is safe and secure. They are offering one lucky reader a 379DAT Universal Trailer Coupler Lock $30 value. Great for boat trailers, utility trailers and more.

The Master Lock No. 379DAT features a universal trailer coupler lock, designed to fit 1-7/8in (48mm), 2in (51mm) and most 2-5/16in (59mm) couplers. The advanced locking mechanism provides resistance to picking and prying. The Limited Lifetime Warranty provides peace of mind from a brand you can trust.

disclosure- I received the above mentioned product free of charge for my post


  1. When I'm away I hide valuables in places I hope no one will look should anyone enter my home.

  2. A large German Sheppard named Diesel, keeps my stuff safe 🙂

  3. Susan Hanley says

    Some are locked away in a safe deposit box. Others are in a place in our home that is well hidden/disguised.

  4. lyndac1968 says

    I lock my house and cars up, plus I have a large Rotti and Mastiff that are Gard dogs

  5. butterflyamyc says

    I make sure everything is locked up and put away. Plus I have two good sized dogs.

  6. naiddia p says

    I make sure they are locked up.

  7. i make sure everything is locked up, put away

  8. dorcontest says

    We lock every window and door. Always

  9. Jeannie Lam says

    We always make sure our doors and windows are lock and valuables are in our safety deposit box.

  10. Florence Cochrane says

    I make sure all doors and windows are locked. I hide valuables.

  11. Small valuables go in the safety deposit box – others are kept hidden.

  12. Catherine Cole says

    I use dead bolts on my doors

  13. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    I keep all my windows and doors and the garage locked when I leave the house, I used to have a small safe but I don't any more but I did like having that so I might get another sometime 🙂

  14. Susan Patterson says

    When we leave a trailer out at the farm we sometimes remove the hitch or take a tire off to secure it!

  15. I make sure the home is securely locked and precious things hidden away.

  16. I make sure everything is locked up or put away.

  17. We have our house secure with locks on everything!

  18. we try having someone at the house at all times, but when that isn't the case we make sure windows are latched and let our neighbors know we are out of town.

  19. Victoria Ess says

    We have an alarm and we have security cameras.

  20. Jennifer L. says

    We make sure to always lock doors and windows.

  21. We have a old safe that is hidden in a room. You can walk in the room and check everything but you will never see it.

  22. wendy Hutton says

    I make sure all doors and windows are locked and tell my neighbours that I am not going to be home so they keep an eye out for strangers

  23. SweetPanda says

    I kept all my valuables in the bank's safety deposit box. When I go out, I make sure that my front door, my storm door and garage door and windows are all locked

  24. stephy905 says

    We put our stuff away but definitely need better security.

  25. Darlene Demell says

    We make sure all windows and doors are locked and we also leave a light on to make it look like someone is here. What valuables we have here are well hidden in a safe place and I don't think anyone would find them.

  26. locked and put away

  27. Kelley Moore says

    I make sure they are locked up.

  28. Brittney House says

    I usually just keep them in a place that's kind of hidden but not locked up.

  29. Andrew P says

    We always lock our doors and windows

  30. I lock things up whenever possible and we have two big dogs. In the house I usually hide things if I'm going to be away for a while.

  31. caroline m. says

    I make sure to lock all my windows & doors, I get block watch updates of breaking in my area & sadly unlocked w & d are almost always the point of entry.

  32. We keep oour doors locked and hide our valuables.

  33. I guess I just try and make sure my home is secured. Haven't really done anything specific.

  34. Jennifer P. says

    So far I just hide my valuables when we go away! I think I could use some better ideas from Master Lock…! We also have an alarm system on our house and cars.

  35. William C. says

    Everything is locked and double checked. Too many things have gone missing lately, plus some auto break-ins and thefts.

  36. newfiechick72 says

    I have a small safety box.

  37. beewbedard says

    we can things up to the railings or fence

  38. Luisa M. says

    behind lock and key

  39. Robyn Bellefleur says

    I lock all doors and windows before going out.

  40. I lock the doors, but that's about it.

  41. mrdisco1 says

    i make sure the home alarm is engaged

  42. When camping, i have a cable that is attached to my stove, bbq, propane tanks coolers etc, seems to work so far

  43. We get a house and dog sitter when we go away. We keep doors an windows locked and latched and keep the area around the house free from visua lhiding places

  44. SueSueper Sue says

    We lock up the shed and ensure there is nothing in view from the house/car windows that might entice people to break in.

  45. edmontonjb says

    I lock the doors and windows and try to keep valuables out of sight.


  46. We lock every window and door , turn alarm on and let the dog loose

  47. Carol Denny says

    I lock my house and my car. Having a big dog helps and she barks when anyone is near the house.

  48. tammy ta says

    I always lock my doors-at home and my van's

  49. Wanda Bergman says

    I hide them in various places around the house …. and then I forget where I've hidden them. LOL!

  50. Angela Mitchell says

    I'm very careful about locking everything up. We have great neighbors who keep an eye on things as well.

  51. Carolle H says

    I lock window and doors all the time

  52. Julie Bolduc says

    I lock everything up and sometimes it’s not enough

  53. I always lock doors and windows when home or away! Thanks a bunch 🙂

  54. karinespace says

    I hope the door will not be picked at

  55. House locked, valuables hidden and house watched by neighbours.

  56. Sarah Sar says

    I keep all my valuables hidden from view and make sure my doors and windows are locked at all times!

  57. Make sure our house is locked up and hide things in different places

  58. I'll never tell! lol I've a couple of 'hiding' spots…

  59. Stephanie Galbraith says

    I lock my doors.

  60. Keypad door that automatically lock the door when its closed

  61. I always make sure that my belongings are locked up. I don't leave any valuables in my car.

  62. billiondollarprincesss says

    I make sure the doors are locked and valuables hidden

  63. Shirley Hicks says

    make sure all doors and windows are locked…and jewelry and such in a small safe

  64. Barbara Fox says

    I use regular locks, remote camera & a security system.

  65. Susan Spidle says

    my daughter checks on my house

  66. I use a portable safe for my belongings.

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