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Frequently asked questions concerning key safes



A KeySafe is a strong mechanical metal box designed to securely store keys or access cards. Installed onto a suitable fixed surface, your keys are accessed by a combination code set by the owner. This code is easy to set and can be changed as many times as required. safe - Key Safe - Key Safe  - FAQ1



A KeySafe represents a much safer method of allowing authorised persons entry into your property that the 'traditional' keys under the mat, leaving the door 'on the latch' or issuing lots of keys.

If you have children, if you have difficulty getting to the door, if you are running a business with employees requiring infrequent access to a property or secure room, if you have a home help who needs independent access ... for a host of scenarios a keysafe offers a convenient and inexpensive solution to allowing authorised people access.
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The key safe is easy to use. They are often used by young children and the elderly.

Depending on the model, there is either a 4-digit wheel combination or a push-button combination that contains between 1 and 12 digits (4 or 5 digits is recommended).

If someone forgets the combination, just call the owner to get the code.
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The key box is a purely mechanical device. It therefore needs neither a power supply nor a battery.

This is important for two reasons.
  • Power outages or a flat battery will have no effect the key box. There are no batteries to change and If the key safe is used once a year or once in 5 years, no problem ! It waits until it is needed, however long that takes.
  • Installation is simple as there are no requirements to provide power. The installation remains a simple DIY job.



Police statistics suggest that a large proportion of burglaries are committed by opportunist thieves at properties that have less than satisfactory security arrangements.

Leaving a key under the mat, under the flower pot or through the letter box tied to a piece of string all create an opportunity for burglars to exploit. Leaving the door on the latch to allow visitors access will also dramatically increase the vulnerability of the property to unauthorised entry, as will issuing lots of keys which may be lost of stolen .

Using a KeySafe reduces the opportunity for opportunistic thieves as there is but a single key, stored securely and protected by an access code which you can change at any time.



All Keysafes are designed to securely store keys and to resist attempts to remove those keys without the correct code being entered. Within the range of products available, there exists budget models, mid range models and premium models.

The most secure premium model is the Supra / GE 500 KeySafe. This keysafe has undergone vigorous attack tests to achieve an independent UK security rating LPS 1175 Level 1. This security rating demonstrates that the C500 provides the same security as a domestic front door.
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No. It is a common misconception that because the KeySafe generally stores the front door key, that it should be installed next to the front door.

As a KeySafe doesn't require a power supply and does not operate the door, it can be located anywhere - meter boxes, bin bays, letter boxes, porches, the side or rear of the property or even bolted to the floor - the options are unlimited.

We recommend that you always use the recommended fixings to ensure a secure fit, and always fit the cover where provided. The latter not only protects the keys from rain, it also disguises the box, leaving it looking similar to an electrical junction box.



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In a word, yes. As a key box does not require a power supply, there is no need for an electrician or othe professional.

Traditionally the key box is attached to a wall or post. Any DIY enthusiaste can do this using a drill, a screw driver and a spanner.

More freuently people are choosing to installt their key box within their letter box. This requires strong glue and again is a very simple task.



If you have any more questions please use the contact form from the menu and we will try to answer any questions you may have ..

Key Safe Switzerland
Brendan Collis
Vy d'echallens 6
1040 Villars le Terroir
Vaud
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E-mail : coffre-a-cles@ec-suisse.com
Tel : (0041) 076 285 2362
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Weekdays : 7h30 – 22h30
Weekends : 8h30 – 20h30