In today’s post we take a look at the Supra C500 Key Safe and how to install it properly. We’ve had a few queries regarding our key safes recently, so we thought it would be a good idea to revisit them! If you’re on the fence about adding a key safe to your order, read on. If you’ve already ordered your alarm, but decide you want a key safe, give our friendly team a call and we’ll help you out.
A key safe stores spare keys inside, and is a convenient way for the house owner and authorised visitors to enter the home. It also eliminates the need to leave keys under doormats, or issue multiple sets of keys. Furthermore, it allows immediate access to emergency services and care workers.
The Supra C500 is one of only two Police-Approved key safes here in the UK, and has achieved an independent security rating: the LPS1175 Level 1 Accreditation, which means that it provides as much resistance to an attack as a domestic front door.
Supra C500 Features
The Supra C500 Key Safe has a whole host of features which make it the best in its category, including:
- A sturdy zinc alloy outer shell
- Rust and water resistant
- A black weather cover to protect it from the elements which, as an added security feature, acts to shield the Key Safe fascia from view.
- 12-digit key pad which allows for 479,001,600 different combinations
- Integral hook to ensure easy access to keys
- Large vault which can store up to six keys depending on size
- A clutch mechanism prevents the handle from being forced open
Installation for the Supra C500 Key Safe is easy and all the fittings come with the device in the box.
Make your combination
The first thing to do is to set the security combination on your new key safe. In order to do this, pull open the black weather cover and press down on the CLEAR button. Next, you need to open the safe by turning the black open handle 180 degrees to the right. This will then reveal 12 buttons.
There are 10 numbered buttons and two lettered buttons on the back of the lid – each with arrows on them. If the arrow is pointing towards the hinge of the key safe it means that they are included in your combination code – with those pointing away not included.
With the key safe open, turn the open button 180 degrees back to the locked position and then use the code change tool to set the combination you wish to use by putting the tool into the grooves of the numbers you wish to use and turning them until the arrow points towards the hinge. We suggest that you make your code as difficult for others to guess as possible.
Once you have chosen your combination place the code change tool back into the lid of your key safe. Just to be on the safe-side be sure to test your combination code by locking the key safe and press your chosen buttons until they click and turn the open button 180 degrees – your new safe should now open!
Mounting your Key Safe
To mount your key safe you’ll need a drill, a 5mm masonry bit and a Torx T30 screwdriver. You’ll also need the four self-tapping masonry screws supplied. Start by pressing down the CLEAR button and enter your brand-new combination to open the safe.
Using the mounting template provided, position the holes so that they are as close to the center of the brick as possible. You then need to drill the four mounting holes to a depth of at least 7mm deeper than the length of the screw.
Position the key safe on the four holes and drill them directly into the brick. We advise that you install your device into brick or concrete to maintain its security certification.
To finish simply tighten the screws until the heads are snug against the back of the key safe.
Buy a Supra C500 Key Safe today
If you choose to order online you can add a key safe to your order. This applies to either a Monthly or Yearly plan, depending on which suits you the most. The Supra C500 Key Safe costs £65. That’s just one payment of £65 – with free delivery – for a top of the range key safe which is going to make you just that little bit more comfortable in your home.