Key Security Systems
To keep keys safes, organised and in an accessible place you really can’t beat a key cabinet or key safe. They can hold up to 300 keys on individual, numbered hooks and are secured by means of a key or combination lock. They are wall mountable and come complete with all the fixings required. This section also contains our key fobs and tags which are used for identifying keys.
If you need any advice on which key cabinets or safes are most suitable for you needs then please call the Office Allsorts team on 0115 9455833.
If you’re not sure which key safes are right for you then please take a look at our buyers guide below which will take you through the key points to consider before purchasing.
Capacity - Entry level key safes start from under £15 and hold 20 keys, they come complete with numbered hooks and 20 assorted coloured tags. From here the capacities increase in increments of ten or twenty until you reach the 100 key capacity safes. If you only need to store a small number of keys then a key box may be ideal for you. Key boxes will hold a small bunch of keys and have a combination lock. They are ideally suited for situations where you want to leave keys in a secure place normally externally such as a holiday let of cottage.
Locking Mechanism - There are two options when it comes to the locking device with which your cabinet or safe is secured. Generally, lower priced cabinets come with a key lock and you will receive two or three keys to hand out as required. The higher priced key cabinets or those classed as key safes will generally have a combination lock. In some instances the combination lock is manual, most often they will be electronic however. There are advantages and drawbacks to both types of locking mechanism most. The most obvious negatives are the loss of keys or forgetting the combination required to open the lock. However both these issues can be safeguarded against with adequate back up measures.
Key Cabinet or Key Safe - Both types of key security system have their merits and it’s down to individual circumstances which you will choose. Key cabinets are much cheaper than key safes and at the top end have much higher capacity to hold keys. However, they are generally key lock only and they are manufactured from much thinner steel than key safes. Key safes are the costly end of this type of product with an entry level safe starting from around £150. They have a much stronger construction being built on average with 3mm thick walls and 5mm think doors. The locking mechanism is a double bolt system which provide a much higher level of security than a key lock.