Choosing which key safe to buy with your Lifeline Alarm can be a confusing process. There are lots of models on the market, each boasting unique features and often very different price tags.
As the UK’s most affordable private personal alarm provider Lifeline24 has a good range of key safes on offer – with five different models for you to pick and choose from. So which one should you choose?
Our guide today will try to explain the differences between key safes and will hopefully help you to find the right key safe for you.
What is a Key Safe and why do I need one?
A key safe is a secure metal box that can be attached to the exterior wall of a property. Inside the key safe, the owner keeps a spare key, or keys, to their home. On the front of the key safe is a panel used for entering a code. The key safe can only be opened by someone who knows the programmed code.
Key safes are helpful in lots of different situations. They are commonly used by carers to save the occupant from having to get the door. However they are particularly useful for elderly or disabled people using a Lifeline alarm and pendant.
Are Key Safes secure?
They are much more secure than the alternatives. You will no longer need to leave the key under the plant pot or doormat if your close friends or family members are popping round to see you. This, of course, is a very dangerous thing for you to do. It is common for burglars to take a chance and see if there are any keys in these locations. If they find your key they can access your home and steal your belongings.
You should be able to feel safe and secure in your home and be confident that it is safe if you pop out to the shops. Having a key safe installed at your home can do just that.
What is the difference between Key Safe models?
At the time of writing, Lifeline24 provides four different options when it comes to purchasing a key safe. These are all excellent and will work very well with a Lifeline Alarm, although there are a few differences:
- Outside Security – This is our cheapest Key Safe at just £24.99*. This Key Safe can store one key behind a security code consisting of between 3-10 digits. The Outside Security model is also weather resistant and uses a push button combination lock.
- Yale Y500 – Manufactured by security experts Yale, the Y500 uses a four-digit rolling combination lock system. The Y500 features a strong die-cast body with concealed fittings and is also weather resistant. The combination you choose can also be reset on a number of occasions.
- Supra C500 – This model has been approved by the police and offers ultimate security with its LPS1175 Level 1 Accreditation certificate. This means that it is as resistant to an attack as a domestic front door. For £74.99* you will receive a Key Safe which is made from heavy gauge stainless steel and that has a thick zinc-alloy shell. The C500 can store up to six keys behind its push button combination lock. A stainless plate around the buttons adds additional security and is scratch and fingerprint resistant.
- Burton Keyguard Digital XL – The latest edition to the Lifeline24 collection. The Burton Keyguard Digital XL is also approved by the police and has picked up several accolades. It has been approved by the Secured by Design Scheme and is certified by Sold Bronze Standards – which involved the device being tested against the use of a 12v drill. This Key Safe can store between five and seven keys behind a 12-button lock. This model, which costs just £62.50*, comes with a waterproof protective casing and is easy to install.
* Prices given are excluding VAT
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When you order a Key Safe from Lifeline24 we advise that you pass on your combination code to our team. This means that in an emergency situation, where you have pressed your pendant, we can then pass this code on to the paramedics, emergency contacts or police.
This way we can be sure that they can gain access to your property immediately – without causing any damage! The minutes, or even seconds, saved in a situation like this can mean everything. Without a code, help may not be able to get to you in your time of need.