What is a police preferred key safe?

How does a key safe become police preferred? Why is choosing a key safe with police preferred specification so important?

With security being one of the top priorities for homeowners, it's important that you install a high-quality key safe for improved access to your home. Fitted to the outside of your home for safe key storage and sharing, key safes play a vital role in secure home access. There are many reasons to install a key safe; for the emergency services, allowing access for a tradesperson or to reduce the chance of losing keys for teens and forgetful adults. There is great convenience in using a key safe to let in family, friends and trusted people like a house sitter, carer, cleaner or dog walker.

What is a police preferred key safe?

Not all key safes are equal! There are many key sharing devices on the market that don’t offer the optimum level of home security. It’s important to opt for a key safe which has been independently tested and certified if you’re looking for peace of mind, as well as convenience. At The Key Safe Company, we recommend that you choose a police preferred key safe. Formerly known as police accredited, police preferred specification is one of the most widely recognised accolades awarded to home security products that can deter crime. Issued by Secured by Design (SBD), an official police security initiative, ‘police preferred’ is SBD’s product-based certification scheme that works to improve home security. Police preferred key safes have been rigorously tested to withstand physical attacks and allow safe and secure key sharing. Conversely, key safes without the police preferred specification badge are unlikely to have been tested to the same high standard and could leave your home vulnerable to crime.

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Are police preferred key safes trusted?

Our police preferred key safes have been independently tested by Building Research Establishment (BRE) - achieving the same standard as a domestic front door. As an ISO 9001:2015 accredited company, customer security and satisfaction are our top priorities. Our key safes have been designed to withstand criminal physical impact and meet the high standards required to keep your home secure. Trusted by over 2 million users in the UK alone, our police preferred key safes are widely used to share keys in all manner of uses, including Airbnb, rented accommodation, void properties and enabling carer access into vulnerable people’s homes.   

What is the quality of police preferred key safes?

When you buy a police preferred key safe, you will not only be getting a top-quality key safe but will be purchasing one from a company that never compromises on standards. We ensure that every key safe leaving the assembly line delivers on quality by using an ISO-accredited factory. To maintain the police preferred specification, our products have to undergo initial security testing by independent security experts and be regularly re-tested. Our manufacturing facilities are also inspected on a regular basis to ensure correct processes are used and maintained for maximum product security and reliability.

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Some police preferred key safe options

If you have decided to go with a highly secure key safe, our police preferred range will be your perfect choice. From the options that are available, we would recommend our ark TamoSupra P500 Pro and Supra C500 Pro that lead the way in key safe security. They have been rigorously tested and built using the most robust materials to offer optimum building security. 

What makes The Key Safe Company a leading supplier of police preferred key safes?

Your safety is our first priority. This is why we will only sell products that have been made from high quality materials and have undergone stringent quality and security testing. When you opt for one of our police preferred key safes, you’re opting for a reliable product that is safe and easy to use.

We recognise that one size does not fit all. Our range includes mechanical and electronic key safes to suit your preferences, compact key boxes to store a single key or larger devices can comfortably fit a bunch of keys and even access cards.

And, if you’re not sure which option is best for you, our friendly, UK based support team are here to help you make the right choice. Call us on 0330 363 0303 to find out more.