MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwired - Dec 14, 2015) - 'Tis the season that brings holiday cheer, celebration and family traditions. As consumers deck the halls and prep for upcoming festivities, Master Lock is offering holiday gift ideas and security tips, so loved ones can relax and enjoy the season safely. 

"With each holiday season comes decorations, shopping trips, quality time with loved ones and so much more," said Rebecca Smith, vice president, marketing for Master Lock. "We want to provide quality, easy-to-use gifts to help protect those on your list as well as tips to help keep you safe."

Lock Down Purposeful Holiday Gifting

  • For Tech Gurus: Turn your Bluetooth® Smart-enabled device into a key with the new Master Lock Bluetooth Smart Padlocks -- eliminating the worry and hassle of lost keys and forgotten combinations. Paired with the Master Lock Vault eLocks app, owners gain access to multiple padlock features, including the ability to add/delete locks, add/remove guests, schedule guest access, view the activity history and personalize settings for relock time and unlock mode. Developed with ergonomic features, the indoor and outdoor padlocks provide versatile applications for use at home, office, jobsite, school and more.

  • For On-the-Goers: From business trips to soccer games, the Master Lock SafeSpace Portable Personal Safe is the ideal gift for those on the move -- perfect for recreation, campus, office, travel or leisure environment use. Designed with water-resistant construction and a durable cable to secure this safe to a fixed object, the Master Lock SafeSpace keeps cell phones, keys, money and other small valuables secured and protected as users journey through their days. 

  • For Stocking Stuffers: Perfect for travelers and college students, the Master Lock Set Your Own Combination TSA-Accepted Luggage Lock keeps checked baggage secure. Available in black, red, blue and gray with a unique flexible cable and easy-to-set 3-dial combination, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners can open, inspect and relock bags locked with a TSA-Accepted lock. This helps travelers avoid having their locks cut off for routine luggage inspections.

  • For Protective Personal Property Protection: Keep the most valuable items secure at home with the fire-resistant Sentry Safe 1200 Small Privacy Lock Chest. The compact and versatile Sentry Safe 1200 helps protect and secure important paper documents, digital media and other personal valuables against fire damage and theft -- making it the optimal safe for homeowners and families alike.

Holiday Safety and Security Tips

  • Holiday Home Prep: Make sure outdoor lights are working properly and maintain a well-lit property at all times to deter possible intrusions. If leaving for an extended period of time, ensure that a few interior lights remain on or are set on timers so the home looks occupied. Hold your mail or newspaper subscriptions or have a trusted friend, family member or neighbor watch the house and pick up deliveries.

  • Decorating Do's: Before the home becomes merry and bright, check light strings for damage, and discard those with frayed cords, broken sockets or a loose connection. When setting up a holiday display, ensure it is clear of any passage ways and away from fireplaces, radiators or other heat sources. Always turn off holiday lights and other electronic displays when going to bed or when the house is unattended.

  • Safe Shopping: Take extra security precautions during hectic holiday shopping by keeping money, cell phones, keys and similar valuables in front pockets. Be aware of and stay alert to surroundings while shopping. Keep receipts stored on file in a secure location and immediately notify the credit card company of any lost or stolen cards or fraudulent charges. 

For more safety tips and products or to find a retailer near you, visit the Master Lock website and connect with Master Lock on social via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or YouTube.

About Master Lock
The Master Lock Company is recognized around the world as the authentic, enduring name in padlocks and security products. Master Lock Company offers a broad range of innovative security and safety solutions for consumer, commercial, and industrial end-users. Master Lock Company LLC is an operating unit of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., a leading consumer brands company. Headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), is included in the S&P MidCap 400 Index. For more information about Master Lock visit

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