St Paul’s College student Liam Jones has been researching how to lock cars, after finding a number of tips on lock-down systems online.
He found the most useful method to be a “slimy” plastic lock, which can be fitted with a small slot in the top of the car door.
The plastic lock can be worn or unscrewed, which is convenient for locking a car door after being unlocked.
“It’s super convenient to take the lock off when you’re locked down,” he said.
“And it doesn’t have to be attached to anything.”
In a statement, St Pauls said: “St Paul’s is committed to safeguarding the safety and well-being of all of our students and staff.
We encourage anyone who is concerned about the safety of their property to contact the university to discuss the issues they have with lock-downs.”
It added: “All students and their dependants are entitled to free access to the campus, and any lockdowns are for the purpose of preventing access to certain areas of campus.”
We can confirm that there is no need to lock down a car at any time, and that anyone using our campus or the surrounding area for a work or study assignment is entitled to leave the premises in accordance with their local conditions.
“For more information on car locks, including tips on how to keep them safe, visit the BBC locksmiths website.