Depositing keys – a swift and straightforward process
Sensitive keys in particular must be kept safe at all times. Often, they are then in the possession of a responsible person who passes the key on to authorised individuals and takes it back after use. However, this requires the key manager to be present both when the authorised individual collects and returns the key. This is why it makes a great deal of sense to store the key(s) in a centrally accessible location. Our key deposit boxes are excellently suited to this purpose. Use of the key deposit boxes has proven its worth for years wherever different people or groups of people are to be given access to a property. Many public institutions, authorities, universities and even the commercial sector rely on our products for depositing keys. But even in private use, a key deposit box is often a superb solution for secure key storage. Tradesmen, carers or even family members can thus be given simple and secure access to the building. The key deposit boxes can naturally also be used to store other access media such as key cards in addition to keys.
Storing keys – the secure alternative
To make sure they don’t lock themselves out, many people leave a spare key in what they believe is a safe place. Whether it’s under the water butt or the doormat, in a knothole or beneath a wobbly stone, thieves know these hiding places. And that’s how you – unintentionally and thoughtlessly – offer them access. Unfortunately, this is often common practice in workplaces. The damage that the employer suffers and the consequences for the person responsible can be particularly serious. A key deposit box enables these risks to be minimised and provides security for those responsible. An additional argument in favour of using key deposit boxes for key storage purposes becomes clear when a sensitive key is lost. So, in the worst-case scenario, only the lock of the key deposit box needs to be replaced as opposed to all the affected locks in the access property.
A custom solution designed to suit your requirements
Our range of key deposit boxes allows you to choose between different models depending on your needs. The simple key boxes – 221 Standard key deposit box, 222 Credit Card key deposit box and 223 XL key deposit box – are particularly suitable for private use. They are also available as variants with the particularly corrosion-resistant V4A stainless steel: 241 Standard key deposit box, 242 Credit Card key deposit box and 243 XL key deposit box.
In contrast, the following products are entry-level solutions for getting started with the numerical code-based world of masunt: 520 M Code key deposit box with combination lock, which is naturally available in the version with V4A stainless steel too.
Additionally, there are also models available with a lock (328 key deposit box with VdS double-bit changeover lock) and profile cylinder (M3 25PC key deposit box with profile cylinder) and in a designed form (M3 20 PHC key deposit box). Of course, they also come in the V4A stainless steel variants in the range.
The purpose of a key deposit box
In some situations, having a key directly available on site – for a building’s access door, for example – is desirable. This is particularly important in emergencies (such as a fire), since rescue teams need to get into the house as quickly as possible. Of course, in such a situation the key should be securely stowed on site – and not left lying under the doormat. After all, the storage space for the key in question should be just as well secured against burglary as the actual property being protected.
A key deposit box allows users to keep special keys accessible for authorised third parties and, at the same time, to prevent unauthorised access. Providing the access key in a key deposit box means the fire brigade does not have to use force to gain access to the property in an emergency, for example.
This means that, on the one hand, considerable damage to property can be avoided and, on the other, access to the property can be obtained without hindrance. The emergency services can easily remove the key themselves and access the building without further delay. Finally, damage to property is particularly annoying if a suspected fire is not confirmed, since the fire brigade does not offer compensation for any damage caused.
The importance of key deposit boxes
The term key deposit box was originally used to refer to a key safe that usually provides a property key for the fire brigade or police. Nowadays, a key deposit box is used for general key safekeeping purposes or for storing a larger number of key rings. In modern key deposit boxes, the keys are not only securely stored, but also smartly managed.
In the meantime, a key deposit box is also increasingly being used to give different people (e.g. cleaning staff, security staff, caretakers, etc.) controlled access to the building outside of business hours for operational reasons.
Typical areas of use for these electronic key deposit boxes are fleet management, access control to certain sensitive areas of companies and key management for cleaning services, caretakers, security service providers or carers. The key deposit box is a straightforward solution, reduces the risk of burglary and makes your organisation activities far easier and much more economical. Hardly any company keys have to be handed out, for example. In the best-case scenario, only the key for the key deposit box remains.