How do you stay safe while you travel?

   As we travel we want to be safe and one of the ways we secure the room is with a simple door wedge alarm. It is easy to carry in the suitcase and has served us well.

I have to tell you that one is the door wedge alarm. There are several on the market, but the DSAL-2 door stop alarm is a good solution. This is a small but handy device you can use to know for sure whether someone is attempting entry through your door.

Powered by a 9-volt transistor radio battery, the door alarm functions in two ways. First, it lets you know when someone is trying to enter the home with a loud alarm. It also prevents the intruder from actually getting in by wedging the door shut and physically preventing the door from opening.

This little guy is worth its weight in gold.

Simply set it on the floor underneath the the door jamb. The sloped edge of the device is actually a metal contact. When the door is pushed up against the metal, it causes the alarm to go off alerting you that someone is actually trying to open it.

There are two switches –  a three position sensitivity button on the side and an on/off switch on the back.

They are pretty resilient, ours even survived a quick plunge in the bathtub but dried out and works just fine. Prices range from about seven dollars to north of $20 depending upon where you shop.

So when it is time to go to bed for the evening, or just decide that you are in the room for the duration, putting this in place is good both as an alarm for you and as a deterrent for those who would try to pry the door open while you are watching TV, showering or doing something else that might keep you from hearing what is going on.

It is inexpensive and effective. What gadgets do you use? Please let us know. Visit our Florida Fun Zone Facebook page or drop us a line at floridafunzone@yahoo.com.

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