"A key safe is a great, secure way to store spare keys and to allow entry to the select few needing access for whatever reason. However, here are a few extra top tips to help protect yourselves or property.."
Good Practice Guide
All Key safes leave our warehouse un-coded. Please be aware that neither the Key Safe Man nor any partner firms are permitted to know or store key safe codes.
It is the responsibility of the key safe owner to remember the code they have set for their key safe.
It is also the owner's responsibility to pass the code to the people and organisations they have given permission to know it.
Any care organisations and health professionals abide by strict data protection regulations and will have a secure system of recording your key safe code so that it cannot be misused.
The KeysafeMan suggests that you keep a note of your code in a safe place in case you forget it as without the correct code no-one including the Key Safe Man will be able to open your key safe to access your keys.
Please remember to make a new note each time you change or update your key safe code and don't forget to pass the new code on to your authorised code holders.
If you move house you have the option of taking your key safe with you to reinstall at your new home or leaving it un-coded with instructions for the next tenant or owner.
*IMPORTANT: The changing of codes has been an area which has gone wrong for many clients even with the instructions at hand, if this is done incorrectly your key safe WILL be locked and rendered useless, this would mean expensive locksmith charges and even then it is not guaranteed they will be able to gain access without damaging the key safe or even the wall surface it is fixed on.
The Key Safe Man offers a code change or removal/repositioning service;
For just £20 the Key Safe Man can offer you hassle free, peace of mind.
How protect your keys:
- Prevent letterbox burglaries by storing keys away from the front door
- Fit a security light over your front door so there is no place to hide
- Never leave a spare key concealed anywhere near the front door
- Keep valuables out of sight from windows and letterbox
- Do not label your house keys
How to make your property look occupied:
- Encourage a neighbour to draw the curtains‚ leave some lights on and a radio playing
- Have a neighbour or friend pop round to clear your letter box or doorstep
- Install timers which switch lights or radios on and off automatically
If you are away for extended periods:
- Insurance policy: some don't cover you if you are away for more than 30 days
- Get a neighbour‚ friend or relative to keep a regular eye on your property
- If you do not have an alarm‚ consider investing in a dummy alarm box
- Disconnect the answering machine‚ or reword your greeting message
- Cancel the delivery of milk and newspapers
- Set your burglar alarm