If you have an elderly parent or loved one that lives alone, you’ll know how essential it is to make sure that they have access to help when they need it.
One of the simplest and most effective ways of keeping your elderly loved ones safe is by installing a key safe lockbox outside their home. But what is a key safe lockbox, and what are its benefits? Let’s take a look.
What Is A Key Safe Lockbox?
A key safe lockbox is a strong, mechanical metal box that is designed to securely store the key to your front door. The box is usually nailed into concrete or brick outside your property and can be opened by entering a unique combination code of your choice.
This combination code will only be known to the owner of the house and anyone else that they allow access to their property.
What Are The Benefits Of Key Safe Lockboxes For The Elderly?
Key safe lockboxes are a great addition to the home of an elderly person that lives alone but isn’t able to give a key to their home to a neighbour or relative.
In the event of an emergency, for example, if the elderly person falls over, a trusted person will be able to enter the code into the lockbox and retrieve the key to the property to gain entry.
Key Safe Lockboxes And Personal Alarms
If your elderly relative would like to maintain their independence, despite being frail, asking them to wear a personal alarm could be a great addition to installing a lockbox outside their home. This alarm can be in the form of a pendant or bracelet that is able to notify the emergency services if the person wearing it falls over and needs assistance. Either the emergency services or one of the person’s close contacts will then be able to open the key safe box.
Contact Our Experts
If you’re looking to install a key safe lockbox outside your loved one’s home and you’re located in Sydney’s North Shore, get in touch with our friendly and professional team here at Lock, Stock & Barrel Locksmiths today. We’re on call – 0411 700 072 or you can fill in our online contact form here and one of our locksmiths will be happy to provide you with a quote.