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History

The Key Safe Company, trading as Supra (UK) Ltd. was established in 1995, when Managing Director David Ogden obtained the licence for sole distribution of the Supra KeySafe product range in the UK.

Key safes have been in use in the United States for over 50 years where they have primarily been used in the real estate market. A key safe outside a property allows agents to show prospective clients around multiple properties without having to carry sets of keys or head back to the main office.

 

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Whilst the UK property market is currently very different to that of the USA, the key safe has been adapted to a number of applications here in the UK.

In the 1990s, David and his newly founded team, focused primarily on selling and distributing Supra’s automotive range. Car dealers would use key safes to store the vehicle’s keys on the actual car itself. This allowed the dealer to stay with the client and not risk losing a sale while he collected the keys from the safe inside the office.

The company started to see other benefits for key safes. Through extensive research into the UK care industry, David discovered a real need for a secure, yet convenient way to store keys and manage access when delivering home care. Research found that because there were little alternatives, service providers were either running back and forth between service users’ homes and the office to collect keys or suggesting service users leave a key under a mat, under a plant pot or even just leaving the door unlocked.

David Ogden developed relationships with the majority of Local Authorities in the UK to raise awareness of the benefits of a key safe in this market and even helped to develop local authority processes, making the use of key safes to administer care and support independent living for longer an essential part of the delivery of NHS home care in the UK.

Dedicated to improving and challenging the marketplace, the company invested heavily into developing the next generation of key safes. In 2010, Supra (UK) Ltd. launched the Supra C500 KeySafe™, the first Police accredited key safe in the UK.

Following two years of market research and customer feedback, the Supra C500, named after the 500 consumers consulted, was launched into the UK market place. The product is now the market leader and the company’s best-selling key box and is suitable for a multitude of applications.

Trusted by over 2 million customers, today, The Key Safe Company and its products are enabling thousands of businesses and homeowners immediate, authorised access to a keys. Based in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire and employs over 25 staff and has a multi-million-pound turnover.

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