Back to school

By Ellyn Peratikou

Summer is drawing to a close and thoughts are turning to the new term, with parents everywhere busy getting their kids ready to go back to school. New uniforms, bags, pencil cases and lunchboxes will all be on the cards, but what about security products?

Security products may not be the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to the new school term, but the fact is today’s children are carrying more expensive gadgets with them than ever before.

According to a recent survey*, smartphones are top of the list when it comes to back to school gadgets, with 59% of parents planning to buy their child a mobile phone. Tablets (22%), laptops (10%) and MP3 players (6%) were also on the list.

If your kids are getting ready for the new school year it is advisable to check your home insurance policy to ensure the contents of school bags are covered. It’s also worth investing in padlocks for bags and lockers. With figures from the Money Advice Service showing that youngsters take gadgets worth almost £1-billion to school every day, can you afford not to keep them secure?


About the author

Dave Herbert, head of marketing for Yale. Yale is committed to developing security products that keep you safe and secure. With a range of industry-leading products, from traditional security solutions such as British Standard nightlatches and mortice locks, as well as modern security products such as digital door locks and ‘smart’ home alarms, Yale has something to protect you, your home and your possessions. It’s no wonder that Yale has been producing the world’s favourite locks since 1843. For more information on keeping your family, valuables and treasured possessions safe and to hear more about Yale’s ‘Heart and Home’ campaign, please visit, search for /YaleUK on Facebook or follow @YaleSecurity on Twitter.

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