A key safe is a small box which is secured to the outside of your property. You store your keys in the safe and set a PIN number. By giving the PIN number to people you choose they can gain access to your house without you coming to the door.
Who uses key safes?
Those who may especially benefit from having a key safe include those living alone, the elderly, those with poor mobility or at risk of falling, those hard of hearing etc.
How to get a key safe
Forestcare service (01344 786 500) was set up by Bracknell Council but is also available to those who live in and around Reading or South Oxfordshire. We don’t receive any incentive for recommending Forestcare but here are the reasons that we do:
- A key safe can be supplied and installed for as little as £72.
- The key safe they use is approved by the Police and the insurance industry.
- Forestcare operates a call centre. This means that the PIN number could be given to emergency services to gain access without forcing the door.
Remember to talk your home insurance provider
Do remember to let your home insurance provider know that you have had a key safe installed.