How To Keep Your Home Safe In The Summer

We’re in the middle of the summer now and you might already be fed up with your kids coming in and out of the house, building dens in the garden, climbing all over the walls, visiting friends and doing what kids do best, making a complete mess of your home. If this sounds like you, we can sympathise!

With kids coming in and out of your home all over the summer, your home security might become vulnerable. Children can often be forgetful when it comes to locking the door. Not knowing who is in your home can be a source of major stress for many parents. 

It might be the time to give your children a key and teach them the importance of locking the door after themselves. However, this can be difficult, especially if they are running wild; giving them a key to look after at a young age might be too much to ask. Some parents hide a key under a doormat or a rock, but this is really risky and could well invalidate your home insurance as you’re leaving the key unsecured.

If, like us, you want a solution that prevents your kids from losing a key, then a police preferred outdoor key safe from The Key Safe Company is what you need. Not only do key safes keep your key securely locked and are easy to use, they will not invalidate your home insurance. Regardless of whether you live in a city or the countryside, an outdoor key safe is an ideal solution for your home security.

What Is A Police Preferred Outdoor Key Safe?

So, you’re convinced it’s a handy little gadget but don’t rush off to buy one just yet! What you need to know is that not all key safes are built equal and are safe as the name suggests! To gain assurances that your device is truly safe and secure, always make sure it has been certified by independent security experts.

The Key Safe Company have been supplying key safes for 25 years and offer a range of secure key safes that have been accredited by the UK’s official police initiative ‘Secure By Design’ (SBD) and certified by LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board). As well as being ideal for your children in the summer, they can be used to let the kids in after school when September comes.

Most importantly, you can have the peace of mind that these devices will deter crime as they have been rigorously tested to withstand attacks, while providing safe and secure home access. You will no longer need to fear your children (or you for that matter!) being locked out ever again. The Key Safe Company are also home to UK’s most secure mechanical key safes:

  • The police preferred Supra C500 Keysafe™ 
  • The police preferred Supra P500 Keysafe™– (all the features of Supra C500 plus additional attack resistant insert, anti-tamper coding mechanism cover and optional alarm integration)

These key safes have been tested by a third-party – Loss Prevention Certification Board – and awarded the LPS 1175 Issue 8 A5 attack standard, the highest level of security which has not been matched by any other mechanical lock box in the UK. 

Key Safes For Controlled Access

One of the main reasons to install an outdoor key safe is to control who has access to your key at all times. You will no longer need to cut multiple copies of keys for your neighbours, family members, cleaners, dog walkers or friends ever again.

If your key is left with someone outside of your household, it can make your key vulnerable to being lost or copied. With a police preferred keysafe, you will be able to control who has access through the push button lock code combination and can easily remove access by simply changing the code. 

If you give access to a tradesman over the summer, for example, once they have finished the work on your home you can change the combination to keep your key secure. There are over four thousand combinations to choose from with Supra C500 and Supra P500 key safes.

If you do have any more questions on how a key safes work or can keep your home safe over the summer, your best bet is to contact keysafe specialists.