Protecting Personal Property in Dorms

Protecting Personal Property in DormsLike many young adults, your child is likely going to be heading off to college in a few short weeks. While this is an exciting time for the whole family, your child is going to be experiencing an independent lifestyle – which means they’re responsible for their own belongings. With that said, once they move in to their dorms, they will likely be unloading hundreds, even thousands, of dollars-worth of items into their shared living space. Ensure their personal belongings are secured with a comprehensive Connecticut Renters Insurance for College Students. Next, share these tips with them to secure their personal property.

Register the items.

Your college student should register laptops and other expensive electronics prior to moving in. This will keep track of missing items and to identify them as their own if they are recovered.

Keep track of your smart phone.

Remind your college student to never leave their smartphones unattended and in plain sight. This is especially important because stolen phones are likely to never be recovered. Instead, they are hacked and sold to others. “There is a market for those, and people will try to sell them to a pawnshop or anyone who will buy,” Corey Byers, spokeswoman for Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Install an app such as Find My iPhone to track the phone if it does get stolen, says SafeBee.

Invest in a lockbox.

Consider investing in a lockbox for your student. Your kids can store their gaming systems and laptops when they’re out without worry – just be sure they secure the box with a cable anchor.

At Byrnes Agency, we understand the challenges of living in dorms throughout your child’s college years.  We provide affordable and comprehensive packages for renters to protect against the common hazards they may face. For more information, contact us today at one of our three locations.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-8549
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
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Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
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Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
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