We are seeing an increased demand for safes to keep bulk car keys secure from criminals. This demand comes primarily from the Automotive Dealers where the requirement is to keep keys safe from criminals. because they now target the keys first then steal the car later. The reason being that with the advent of “transponder keys” in most modern cars. It has become very hard to “hot wire” a car. This has forced Insurance companies to demand that dealers lock up the keys in a quality key safe.
Key cabinets or key control cabinets come in many different capacities and sizes. However more importantly its the construction or “quality” that should be most relevant when buying a key storage cabinet. Bunnings type key safes which are made from thin steel and might be sold as a key safe. However that’s where the similarity ends. The steel is only one or two millimeters thick and the door is usually secured by a cam lock which is most often found on a domestic letterbox. It takes little effort to force these “tinny” key boxes open.
Insurance companies are always looking to deny a claim, dont give them one !
It is worth noting that the replacement cost (wholesale) price for a modern car is anywhere from $200 to $1000 per set of keys. When you consider securing 100 sets of keys & if the criminals were to gain entry or even steal the whole safe. The insurance claim would be between $20,000 and $100,000. Now if you had to ring your insurance broker and ask if you were covered for a claim of that size I am sure you would be thrilled knowing that you had bought the right key control cabinet.
Our range of key control cabinets vary in capacity from 100 keys up to 500 keys and we can build larger capacity cabinets by request. Please call us for more information on ways to safely store your keys. We have a range of Key safes on our website estore. Once you have a look at those please call 1300 556 500
We can also redesign a safe to suit a particular type of key storage bag such as the one below. In addition we made a Key cabinet that hold 10 bags with pockets for car keys for a car yard. See Pics below