The team at Midlands-based company, Sherlock Homes, which own 70 studios and 20 properties in both commercial and residential sectors, were regularly relying on suppliers to visit their properties to complete building work, meaning they were always required on-site to grant access. This resulted in an impact on the team’s time and resources, but that was until they discovered The Key Safe Company.
Kay Savage, Company Secretary for Sherlock Homes, commented: “When we set up the business, we had a number of homes on our books and a number of people requiring access to the properties. This included tenants and maintenance teams so we needed to find a solution to help us allow unrestricted access but still ensure builders and maintenance teams could easily carry out necessary DIY and maintenance works.
The Key Safe Company, which distributes the Supra C500 Key Safe, supplied Sherlock Homes with over 10 of its leading key safes, which is a secure metal key box, providing a safe method of externally storing keys to a property. This has allowed Sherlock Homes to move away from its traditional method of distributing keys, creating a streamlined approach to its business.
Since using the key safes, grounds care and maintenance teams have unrestricted access to the properties within the Sherlock Homes portfolio, allowing them to deal with maintenance issues without the team from Sherlock Homes having to be present.
Trusted by over two million householders across the UK, the company’s leading product the Supra C500 key safe is used by the majority of local authorities, is accredited by ‘Secured by Design’ and is tested to the same security standards as a domestic front door.
Kay continued: “Our properties are based across the Midlands so it was difficult to be around all the time, however the C500 allows work to be carried out quickly without us having to be on-site. Our primary use for the key safes is for maintenance purposes, there is always something that needs to be done and we love that we can just provide a code and the engineer will have access.
“Security is a top priority for us and as the Supra C500 Key Safes are an efficient way of key holding at the point of need and is police recommended, we knew that they would be ideal for our properties and we will continue to use them on our future properties as it has stopped us from having to run for keys to grant access.”
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