In today’s post we’re taking 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 on 0800 101 3333 and we’ll help you out.
What is a Key Safe?
A key safe is a secure place to store spare keys. It offers a convenient way for the house owner and authorised visitors to enter the home. With a key safe, there is no longer any need to leave keys under doormats, or issue multiple sets of keys, helping you feel safer in your home. Furthermore, key safe owners can share their codes with emergency services and care workers, giving them quick and easy access to the home. This can save precious time in emergencies when minutes and even seconds can make a crucial difference.
The Supra C500 is one of only two police-approved key safes here in the UK. It has achieved an independent security rating: the LPS1175 Level 1 Accreditation, which means that it provides as much resistance to an attack as the average 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. This also shields the Key Safe fascia from view, providing extra security.
- A 12-digit keypad 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
Installing the Supra C500 Key Safe is easy; all the fittings come with the device in the box.
1. Set 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’ll 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 number buttons and two letter 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. Then use the code change tool to set your chosen combination 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 set 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. To do this, lock the key safe and press your chosen buttons until they click, then turn the open button 180 degrees. Your new Supra C500 key safe should now open!
Mounting your Supra C500 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.
Firstly, press the CLEAR button and enter your brand-new combination to open the key safe.
Using the mounting template provided, mark the holes so that they are as close to the centre of the brick as possible. We advise mounting the key safe into brick or concrete rather than mortar for maximum security.
Next, using the mounting template, you need to drill the four mounting holes to a depth of at least 7mm deeper than the length of the screw.
Now position the key safe over the four holes you have drilled. Drill the screws directly into the brick.
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. Choose either a Monthly or Yearly plan, whichever best suits your needs. 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.
If you have any questions about the Supra C500 key safe, or any of the products and services we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly Customer Service Team will always be happy to help.