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    21 Products That'll Help Keep Everything In Your Life More Secure

    Panic Room (2002)

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    1. A portable safe to take your valuables with you as you explore the great outdoors — or, perhaps, you are just looking to accessorize your High Security.


    Promising review: “I've had this in pink for several months now, carrying it everywhere I go, and it looks brand new. I dropped it on concrete one time while carrying groceries and it didn't even scratch it. It is 100% worth the money. I use it to keep my medications safe and locked up. The dimensions are perfect for something like this. I carry it everywhere and I've only gotten compliments on how awesome it is. Nobody's ever asked 'why are you carrying around a safe.' They're more like 'that's awesome where did you get that?' I expected it to be much easier to break into but we tried as a test and couldn't do it. So no child could ever get into it and an adult would likely have to use a hammer to break into it. That's how sturdy it is. It comes with two keys, if you lose both they will send you an extra one. I will use it at the beach for my phone, wallet, and keys as well soon. They all fit easily in it.” —DLD26

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95 (available in five colors).

    2. A clip-on sock-pairing device that'll ensure you never have to waste a single minute scouring the place for that runaway sockmate — now that's what I call security!


    Promising review: "These work. They are of good quality construction. I had a sock problem, and these have stopped the unexplained disappearance of socks. Obviously, the sock monster can't swallow the Sock Dock full of socks, only single socks." —A.D. Burnette

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in five colors).

    3. A hanging jewelry organizer with clear pockets so you can easily keep tabs on your inventory and keep everything in its right place.

    Promising review: "I needed something that would save me space, but where I could still see all of my jewelry. These things are extremely durable. I bought two of them, and I have probably 50 or so necklaces on one side and maybe 30 pairs of earrings on the other side. There is not a single tear in it. In the other one I keep nail polishes. It is very convenient because you can see all the colors and it does not take up that much space." —Nellie F.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    4. A wristlet with RFID protection to prevent yourself from becoming the next unlucky target of skimming.


    Promising review: “This wallet is perfect! Absolutely everything I need to put in it fits. I've tried a few like this, but it seems like there is always something I can't get inside of it. Of course I love the RFID blocking. I also love that I don't have to struggle to get the cards out of the slots. I have RA and my fingers are not strong or nimble. Anything I can use that puts less stress on my hands is a keeper! The leather is soft and beautiful. The zipper works effortlessly.” —Margaret H

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in 20 colors).

    5. A cord wrap that'll keep your USB cable from tangling and tearing for the third time this year (thanks, Apple!!).


    Promising review: "My sister-in-law is a busy mom with a bunch of kids and barely any time to get ready. So when I heard she was always misplacing her earbuds and that was eating into her gym time, I hopped onto Amazon and grabbed her the cutest earbud organizer I could find. She loves it, and it really helps because she can tuck it in her bag and even attach it to some of her workout bags." —TheOrdinaryHiker

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in 10 colors).

    6. Similarly: a cable protector so you don't have to throw down the big bucks for a new power cord. (Comparatively, this expense feels like pocket change.)


    Promising review: "I hate to recall how many new iPhone chargers and MacBook power bricks — the latter at $80 or $90 a pop — I've had to buy over the years as the originals gradually frayed at the connector ends until they stopped working altogether, attempted electrical tape repairs notwithstanding. These inexpensive little coils wind right around the connector base and first half inch or so of cord to keep it from bending and ultimately breaking at the join. Simple as can be and works like a charm. Plus, fun colors make it easy to tell your gear from everyone else's at a glance. What's not to like? Genius." —ElleNWC

    Get four from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in eight color combos).

    7. A motion sensor home security system that'll send you updates on your phone when it detects a window or door has been opened.


    This sensor comes with a free plan, but if you upgrade to Kangaroo Complete, you can get up to 20% off your homeowners or renters insurance rate with select providers (including State Farm, Allstate, Farmers, Liberty, Travelers, USAA, Nationwide, Chubb, and many others).

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. Or, plain and simple window alarm if you don't necessarily need phone integration when you're home and believe the blaring alarm will suffice. (It will.)


    Promising review: "These are so great and easy to use. Just stick on with the double-sided tape and switch to alarm, chime or off position. The chime chimes once but the alarm siren stays on and really alerts you to a window or door opening. I have gotten these for all my windows. Button batteries are included and can be replaced as needed. Instructions say they work up to a year. There is a battery test button also. The decibels on these are way louder than that of most other companies'. I can hear these all over my 2200 square foot house." —Travelynnn

    Get it from Amazon for $9.84 (for two).

    9. A no-tools-required portable door lock to help secure any room while you're staying at an Airbnb or any other short-term rental.


    Promising review: “I'm a nursing mom and my employer was unable to provide me with a private room with a door that could be locked from the inside. Also due to meeting schedules, I would have to sometimes move around and use different rooms in the office. After being walked in on multiple times, I purchased this product. It is easy to install and remove. Gives me the security I need to avoid an awkward situation with colleagues and without needing my employer to permanently alter multiple spaces to accommodate me.” —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    10. A loud-as-hell doorstop alarm that'll sound when pressure is applied on the door so you (and your neighbors) can always stay alert.


    Promising review: “These are fantastic. VERY loud. I put one at the front door without telling my wife while she was out. She came in, the door wouldn't open past it, and the alarm went off. Not only did it scare her, but I was napping in the den and it scared the crap out of me too! Fantastic door alarm that no one should be without in my opinion, even if you have an alarm. I travel a lot for work, and having one at the door in the room is extra peace of mind. Inexpensive enough for you to supply for your family, and even friends.” —Xfiler

    Get it from Amazon for $9.16.

    11. A pair of cut-resistant gloves for the home cook who has trouble keeping their fingers secure while prepping their veggies.


    Do note that there are cut-resistant, not cut-proof!

    Promising review: “My wonderful wife frequently uses a mandoline in the kitchen. Sometimes, I believe she thinks she's on Top Chef or Chopped. When she gets into julienning, I'm just waiting with car keys in hand to take her to the ER. So, as a proactive measure, I purchased these. They are quite comfortable. They stretch with excellent elasticity. She loves them and I feel more comfortable that she is wearing something that can protect her. She has used these gloves dozens of times. Not a single issue and she has washed them with the kitchen towels. No problem. For about $10, it's a great safety tool for the kitchen.” —Jon

    Get a pair from Amazon for $10.36+ (available in four sizes).

    12. An Echo Show that'll be more efficient than a phone call when checking in to see how your loved ones are doing.


    Promising review: "So far we love the Echo Shows. My mom had a stroke a couple of years ago that left her unable to speak, therefore can not answer or talk on the phone. We got one to put in my mom's nursing home room so we can drop in on her without her having to speak to answer and the kids can tell her about their day or just say hello when we can't get over to visit. The speaker is phenomenal! I get better sound from the Echo than I do from my stereo." —jtolley

    Get it from Amazon for $179.99 (available in black or white).

    13. A bottle rack because you've been dealing with an unruly mountain of Essentia in your fridge for too long and want to avoid the whole thing toppling over.


    Promising review: "I love love love this product! I love water bottles and have acquired a ridiculous amount! The whole top of my cupboard was full of a super messy pile of bottles that were always rolling out. My cupboard is so so so much better! The water bottles look great and they don't fall out on me anymore! It is amazing! And I love that it holds so many!" —Hm247

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    14. A durable and padded lunch bag that'll keep the contents of your work lunch much more secure than the alternative: throwing them in your backpack loosey goosey and calling it a day.,

    Promising review: "When I first received it, I thought I was going to return it because it looked too small. I was totally wrong. My entire lunch, snacks, and even protein shake bottle fit perfectly! I even have extra space left in the front pocket." —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 12 patterns).

    15. A TSA-friendly toiletries set to keep your grooming products completely secure and totally leak-proof as you make your way through the airport.

    BuzzFeed editor Elizabeth Lilly swears by this set and takes it with her on every trip. Here's what she has to say:

    "I own and love this set! it includes the zippered bag, four soft silicone bottles with leakproof caps, three compact jars, and two toothbrush caps. I've used this set on more than five trips and and for trips when I don't require body wash or shampoo (like to visit my parents) I use the extra room in the bag to shove in all my beauty products and daily contacts. Plus! It comes with labels that stay on the containers really well despite my thoroughly washing these containers between trips."

    Get it from Amazon for $12.59.

    16. A set of packing cubes that'll keep every fit you plan on wearing on vacation securely grouped together.

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    The set comes with four packing cubes of various size, as well as a laundry bag.

    BuzzFeed writer Rachel Dunkel swears by these:

    "I have these packing cubes and cannot recommend them enough — they made an organizational task I was seriously dreading into SUCH an easy one. I went on a two-week vacation to New Zealand and just KNEW that by the time I got home my suitcase was going to look like two tornados kissing. But with the cubes, my suitcase was neat and tidy for the entire trip. By the end of week one, I found myself spontaneously yelling 'I love the CUBES!' in a Seinfeld-adjacent voice, much to the dismay of everyone I was traveling with. But what can I say? They're the best thing I've bought for a long time."

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $24.99 (available in nine colors).

    17. A set of produce bags to get your fruits and veggies back home fully intact (and cut the plastic).


    Promising review: "I've been using these for a few months now, and am impressed with their durability. I've been really working on reducing the amount of waste I produce with my lifestyle, and this has helped a lot. Much less plastic being used unnecessarily! Canvas bags are step one, and these are step two to green-ifying your grocery routine. The bags are see-through enough that grocery store checkers can tell what's in them, which is also great. The size is good too — just slightly smaller than the typical plastic produce bag." —stormymonday

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $12.99.

    18. A Tile Sport you can attach to your belongings if you're frequently losing all of your most prized possessions — hopefully not including your turtle.,

    The Tile Sport has a 200-foot range and will ring when you need to find it. Plus: it's completely waterproof!

    Promising review: "Finally went and got this after I was done with losing my keys all the time. Being able to literally ring my keys, not to mention other items, has proved invaluable and saved me a lot of time not having to look for important things like this. Highly recommend." —Dave

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    19. A wall-mounted grocery bag dispenser that'll make for a much better storage solution than that plastic avalanche in your cupboard.,

    Promising review: "What a nifty bag organizer! When I think back on all the time I've spent pressing out the air, flattening, and then folding grocery bags so I could use them later as garbage sacks, it would be worth it to have paid $100+ for this handy bag organizer. Just stuff the bags in the opening until it's full. When you want to remove a bag, simply grab one from the slot on the front and pull. It easily comes out. The brushed stainless steel is a vision of beauty to behold. Perfection if you are going to mount it in a visible location. I'm not. Mine is going on the inside of the cabinet door under my kitchen sink. Doesn't matter if it's not easily seen. I should be able to look at beauty when I open my cabinet door, too. I highly recommend this item." —Lynne

    Get it from Amazon for $12.22.

    20. A Crosley record carrier to protect your beloved vinyl when you travel to events or friends' homes. Flexxxx.


    The carrier can hold up to 30 records.

    Promising review: "Great for storing old vinyl record albums. I have over 100 and this is a better storage handling and carrying method when I plan to move. This is a very sturdy carrier and will protect the albums from damage." —Allen P. Huntington

    Get it from Amazon for $62.25+ (available in six colors, including some inspired by The Beatles).

    21. And an adjustable bar if you're not as fortunate as Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart in Panic Room and don't have a hidden room to lock yourself in when faced with an unwelcome guest. This thing can be wedged against hinged doors or stuck in the tracks of sliding doors to prevent entry.


    This padded bar (to avoid scratching) adjusts from 27.5"–42".

    Promising review: "I'm convinced this just prevented a break-in at my home last week. Someone tried to kick in our back door, but they couldn't with this and the bolt lock properly engaged. The right angle and floor type are important, I believe. My husband left door unlocked, and tried to bust the door open with his shoulder, but it wouldn't move. He's 259 lbs., and strong, so we felt like it was doing its job. Very happy we had this when the thief came around looking for an easy target. Photo shows the footprint." —Jane_Dough

    Get it from Amazon for $14.86.

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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