Oak Personalised Family Key Holder – Key Safety:
No matter how sophisticated the security systems that have been installed, it is likely that somewhere along the line a key is needed to get into a property. Keeping keys safe is, therefore, a vital part of home security.
If householders do not protect their keys and this leads to theft or burglary it is possible that any subsequent insurance claim could be compromised – the insurer may take the view that the policyholder contributed to the theft by their carelessness.
Once a householder walks through their front door and hears it close behind them it is easy to feel safe. The natural thing to do is to leave keys somewhere near the front door – there may even be a special bowl where they always go. However, this is exactly what burglars expect people to do.
By fishing through the letter box with a hook, keys left near the front door can easily be retrieved and stolen. Leaving keys in the lock is inadvisable for similar reasons. This is particularly risky if the front door has a glass panel either in it or near it: the glass can easily be broken and a burglar can reach in and grab the keys.
When picking a location and installing your Oak Personalised Family Key Holder, be mindful of these points and hang it somewhere convenient for you however inconvenient for those who shouldn’t be getting into the property!