Gym Locker Theft Prevention
After a good workout at the gym, there’s nothing more frustrating than coming back to your locker and stuff is missing. You can do a few simple things to keep from becoming a victim of gym locker theft.
Don’t Put Valuables in Your Locker. Thieves can’t steal what isn’t there. Keep valuables at home or hidden in your car. Hide anything left in your vehicle, so you don’t allow a thief to window shop and break into your car. Use clothes with a zipper, so you don’t drop valuables you carry with you.
Use Your Own Lock. You should use your own lock whenever possible when using a locker. You will be the only one able to access your locker as gym employees won’t have a key.
Choose a Prominent Locker Location. While it varies according to each locker room design, choosing a locker closest to the door is typically the safest. A thief doesn’t want someone to see them breaking into a locker or acting suspiciously, and they don’t want to be surprised by someone walking through the door.
Take Your Bag Into the Gym. If your stuff is always within your site, you know it’s safe. People aren’t going to care if you are moving your bag around with you. Just make sure that you don’t leave it behind as you head off to the next machine.
Use a Small Alarm. There are small battery-powered alarms that alert when vibration occurs. You will be able to turn the alarm off before it signals since you know it is there. An unsuspecting thief will be met with quite the blast when they move your stuff around.
Following the above steps will minimize the possibility of you becoming a victim of a locker room theft. If you are a victim and follow the above tips, they won’t make off with anything valuable. If you see someone acting suspiciously, report it to gym employees immediately. Working together, we can minimize the impact of thieves.