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 West Yorkshire Police recommend key safes that have the Secured by Design approval logo.

Police approved key safe

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.