A key safe is a small box you lock that holds a key. This means care workers, family or emergency services can get into your home if you can't get to the door.

A key safe is fixed to an outdoor wall. You use a code – that you can choose – to open it.

Buying a key safe

You can buy a key safe online or on the high street. Prices range from £20 to more than £100. West Yorkshire Police recommend key safes that have the Secured by Design approval logo.

Police approved key safe
10% discount at the following stores

Medequip provide the community equipment service for Kirklees Council and North Kirklees and Greater Huddersfield NHS CCG.

Download the Medequip off retail leaflet to get 10% off your purchase at the following stores:-

Please present this leaflet at the above locations to receive your discount.

Fitting a key safe

You should follow the manufacturer's instructions exactly to make sure your key safe is fitted securely to a solid surface such as brickwork or concrete using the approved fittings.

If you are over the age of 60 and/or with a disability, Age UK provide a Handyperson service who can fit the key safe for you.

Age UK also provided a Trusted Traders Directory where you can find local trader you can trust.

If you lose your key safe number

Carephone home safety users

At first point of call to retrieve your code number please press the button on your pendant that is linked to the Carephones telecare home safety service, and a Carephone Home Safety advisor will contact you directly.

Further help and advice

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