Installing a key safe is an ideal way to leave a spare key somewhere safe outside your home. Gone are the days where you could simply pop a spare key under the flowerpot or doormat. Fitting this simple key box means you able to give the combination to those you need to have access and keep your keys protected.

The Masterlock Key Safe is available in both smaller and larger sizes and can be easily fitted to most surfaces. This is a perfect solution for many situations. For instance, when a care team may need to visit an elderly parent. The care team members often change due to shifts, so it saves running around with a key ensuring they can get in. Or maybe your garage collects your car when it goes in for servicing? Rather than having to be in to give them the car key, you can leave it in the key safe and let them know the code.

You may even have older children who come home from college and need to get into the house. How often have they been known to lose the key? That said, there are plenty of adults who may also benefit from having a key safe for this very reason. You may have even lost your own keys before, at least with a key safe, you can use the spare key you have stored to allow you access back into your home. Sorting out lost keys is always much better if you don’t also need to repair any damage caused by getting back into your home.

For those of you who would like to use a key safe but more so for those occasions when away from home, then you could look at the Abus Combination Key Garage. Available both as a wall-mounted or really useful shackle version. The shackle version can be fixed to a pipe, bike frame, looped door handle, or even a car chassis. Fixing the key garage to your car chassis is ideal if you are off enjoying activities such as water sports, climbing, or jogging and really do not want to carry your car keys with you. After all, it would not be ideal to lose your keys up a mountain or in the lake.

Whichever of the products you go for, we advise that the key safe is placed out of view especially if you are leaving your main house or car key inside. Either of these products can be set to your own four-digit combination so it is easy to set it to one you will remember. Depending on which size key safe you select, then you can fit 4-6 keys inside. It is also handy to store other items such as credit cards. Although both products are suitable for outdoor use and are weather-resistant, we would not recommend storing anything perishable since water or condensation may get inside.