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15 May 23

A Key Safe is Essential for Seniors & People Living Independently

MePACS Team | MePACS Products & Services

A key safe is a valuable addition to the lives of seniors, people living with disability and others who may rely on regular visits from others for help. They offer a sense of security and peace of mind by enabling trusted individuals, including relatives, friends, neighbours and carers, to access the home safely during if needed.

What is a key safe?

A key safe is a small but strong metal pad lock that can be attached to a fence or another permanent feature outside your home. It’s designed to store a spare set of house keys and can be unlocked using a secret code. You can share the secret code only with people you trust, so it’s a safe and convenient way to access the home when you are unable to answer the door.

Why is a key safe essential?

For MePACS clients, a key safe can help save precious time in an emergency. MePACS provides the key safe code to emergency services, so there’s no time lost when trying to gain entry to your locked home and no potential damage by forced entry.

Safe and secure access:

With a key safe, you can ensure that the home is only accessible to trusted individuals, without compromising home security. Unlike hiding a key under a doormat or in a pot plant, a key safe is a secure way to store a spare set of keys. It can only be accessed by people who know the code, so there’s no risk of a stranger finding the key and using it to get in. 

Emergency access:

In the event of an emergency, a key safe allows easy access to the home for emergency responders. Rather than having to force entry or wait for someone to arrive with a key, MePACS simply provides the code to emergency services who then use the key to access the home safely and quickly. This can save precious time in a medical emergency, such as a fall, stroke or heart attack.

Backup access:

A key safe is as a reliable backup plan in case you find yourself locked out of your home. It can happen to anyone and can be a frustrating and distressing experience if you have to wait for help outside for a long time.

Cost-effective:

A key safe is an inexpensive accessory that can provide a lot of value. Compared to more complex security systems or home modifications, a key safe is a simple and affordable way to ensure safe access to the home.

A key safe from MEPACS is only $80. It’s a very small investment in peace of mind that ensures safe and secure access to your home.

Where is the best place to put a key safe?

Place the key safe outside your home in a location that is out of sight, but not difficult to get to. This is to deter anyone from trying to damage the key safe or crack the code. The padlock-style key safe can be attached to a metal fence, pipe or another permanent feature that cannot be easily broken to release the lock.

A key safe can be a game-changer for your safety and security. With a key safe, only trusted caregivers and emergency responders have safe and secure access to your home in case of an emergency. A MePACS 24/7 monitored personal alarm with a MePACS key safe gives you peace of mind, knowing that help is available day or night.


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