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Door Handle Key Safe Keysafe Lock Box-Access Control Lockbox Systems

Updated on September 1, 2011
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What Is A Door Handle Key Lock Box-Access Control Systems

So what is a door handle key safe lock box anyway? Well simply put it is a keypad lock box that can be securely hung around a door handle. The door handle key safe lock boxes have a combination to open them where inside the key or keys are used to gain access to a specific door or doors.

Generally to make things easy the door from which the lock box is hung is usually the door to open but not in all cases. The persons using the key safe lock boxes already have a prearranged agreement of what doors are accessible with the key inside.

Real Estate agents are a good example of those who use these types of door handle key safe lock boxes. When buying or selling a house a key safe lock box is hung from the main entrance door handle but could be hung from a side or back door keeping it out of the site of passerby's.

Why Use a Key Safe Lock Box

So why would someone want to use a door handle key safe lock box? There are many reasons to hanging one of these lock boxes from a door handle.

For instance;

  • secure way to leave key without hiding under a rock or above the door
  • for young adults, providing a safe way to get into the house or garage without having to actually carry keys making it less likely to misplace or to loose keys
  • for cleaners, if a cleaner needs access to the house the code can be given to them to be able gain entry.
  • Social workers, sometimes social workers need access for the elderly or disabled this provides a safe place to put a key
  • runners, runners sometimes don't like the extra burden of carrying bulky keys
  • If someone is always forgetting their keys at work or home
  • garage side door key storage

One important factor to remember is once the key is used immediately replace the key back in the holder so that misplacement doesn't happen and the key isn't available for the next time to use.

These are just a few examples of why someone would want to use this type of safe key storage providing secure placement of important keys to secured doors.

Where to Buy Safe Lock Security

Key safe lock boxes for door handles can be purchased at a local hardware store or bought online for around $30.

There are several different colors and combination types so finding one to fit your needs or match the door should be relatively easy.

The online source for these is key safe devices is exceptionally well. Some types of these key lock boxes have to mounted on the wall next to a door so be sure to purchase the correct one.

Easily Transfer To Another Location

One advantage of the door hanging style is that it can be removed at any time, hung from another door, and goes with you if you move. The great thing about these too is that the combination for most of them can be changed if necccasry.

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      WoodsmensPost 7 years ago from Arizona

      Paula thanks glad you liked it. Lock boxes are a convenient method for key storgage. I have found them extremely helpful also in many different situations. :-)

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      Paula Jones 7 years ago

      Hey there great post i work at a hotel where key storage is an issue and this has een quite helpful.

      thanks x

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      WoodsmensPost 7 years ago from Arizona thanks for the nice comment!!

    • profile image 7 years ago

      Very original, thanks for providing this info WoodsmensPost - great idea that may catch on where I live one day too.