Review of The Supra C500 Keysafe
The Supra C500 Keysafe cannot be described as the bonniest secure keysafe in the World, but it is highly rated in it’s price range as one of the most secure keysafes, and comes endorsed by the Police themselves. Keysafes are becoming more common these days, particularly in properties that operate as Serviced Accommodation, where people need to let themselves in, and also where an emergency key needs to be available to care services, for example where elderly people are still living in their own homes.
The basic unit is a flip down safe, with combination buttons down the front, and a weatherproof cover to keep it all dry and hidden. This system also makes things more secure than the usual ones that are fitted. These are most commonly a 4 barrel dial system and are self evidently a keysafe, usually on full display. Not advisable really.
I first came across the Supra C500 when my elderly mam was having one fitted to the outside of her bungalow. She has an emergency care button which she wears, but if she can’t get to the back door then anyone responding to a call won’t be able to get access. The solution is an external keysafe. The local care guy came to fit it for her. She seemed a bit be bemused by it, but we told her she’d never be using it herself, which she hadn’t thought of!
Fitting of the Supra C500 Keysafe is very simple as the instructions are good. The safe is secured to the wall by four screws which must be drilled into brick with masonary bolts supplied, the bolt heads are then concealed within the locked case, so making it secure from attack on the bolts. It is then quite easy to setup the passcode with the plastic tool supplied.
The next photo shows the Supra C500 keysafe actually mounted in situ. The unit shows the two banks of keycode buttons, the central ‘reset’ slider and the unlock switch at the top; all easily accessible and to hand.
Operation of the C500 is simple. Firstly, hinge down the black protective cover to reveal the keypad front, then
- Reset using slider
- Enter passcode
- Turn the Open switch half a turn clockwise
- Pull down the front of the unit to reveal keys (there is room for multiple keys)
Locking is equally as simple, basically doing it all in reverse.
- Lift up the front of unit until it clicks into place
- Turn the unlock key back to original position
- Reset using slider
- Lift the front of the unit back up to hide the buttons.
The Supra C500 keysafe comes recommended as it’s ease of use and the cost (around £65) doesn’t compromise the security it provides. Where independent users need access to serviced property such as a flat or Airbnb property, the Supra C500 is ideal. There is also a big daddy version, the Supra P500 for an extra rating boost. If you’re looking for a reliable, robust keysafe for your property, the Supra C500 is highly recommended by the police, me and the support is good.
Purchasing the Supra C500 Keysafe
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