Don't Try to Break the Lock- Break the Mold with a Lockbox
Posted on August 19, 2016
Sally was home
starting dinner in the kitchen. She'd decided to make pasta, and had
just finished filling the cook pot with water from the sink. As she's
putting the pot on the stove, some water spills out onto the floor.
When Sally goes to get a towel to wipe up the water, her foot slips
on the spill and she ends up on the floor. Luckily, Sally has her
medical alert pendant around her neck and was able to call for help.
Within minutes, an ambulance was on its way to her.
Sally feels safe
knowing that help is on its way, until she remembers that she locked
the front door of her house. Her sister, who has the spare key, is
visiting with her husband's family in Florida. The only way the
paramedics are able to get to Sally is by breaking the lock on her
While Sally was
okay after her fall, she's now left with the headache and expense of
replacing the lock on her front door. As Sally's neighbor, she's
telling you all this after the fact. But you start thinking about
your own situation and what would happen if the paramedics had to be
You remember your
mutual friend Nancy talking about her medical alert from Alert1, and
how she was able to order a lockbox with it. You don't know much
about lockboxes, but you suggested to Sally that it'd be something to look
At Alert1, we know
that your family and neighbors who have the spare key to your home
are not always able to be there in the event of an emergency. That's
why we recommend all aging-in-place seniors to get a lockbox for
What Is a Lockbox?
Quite simply, a
lockbox is a small box designed to safely store a key to your home.
With a weatherproof design and an easy to use lock pad, the lockbox
is meant for secure outdoor access to a key in case of an emergency.
When emergency responders are called, they are authorized to enter
your home by any means necessary. This could result in broken windows
or doors. With a lockbox, you ensure a harmless entry into your home.
You'll be able to keep the spare key to your home safe, while giving
the access code to the people of your choosing.
Why Get a Lockbox?
There are many
reasons to get a lockbox from Alert1. Here, we've listed just a few
of the ways a lockbox will help make your life easier.
for emergency personnel. When you set
up your Circle of Care with your Alert1 medical alert, you
can provide us with the combination. We will ensure that emergency
responders receive this information in the event they have to
respond to an emergency at your home. And you can always change your
4-digit access code at any time.
No need to
make multiple copies of keys. Instead of having a million keys
to your home floating around and potentially getting lost, you just
need one. You can choose specific friends or family members to know
the code to the lockbox without needing the extra keys.
locked out of your house again. Did you forgot to bring your
house key with you when you went to get groceries? Now you don't
need to worry. You can use your lockbox key to safely let you back
into the house.
You can give
your caregiver access. Do you have a caregiver come and help you
around the house? With a lockbox, you won't need to worry about
giving them a key or leaving your front door unlocked. They'll be
able to come and assist you without any stress on your end.
lockboxes from Alert1 are spacious. They can hold up to 5 keys,
meaning you'll be able to leave spare car keys in there as well. Now
you won't stress if you accidentally lock your keys in the trunk of
Set up is
easy. The sleek design of our lockbox makes it functional
without attracting attention, and the installation is simple. You
don't need to search in the garage for any tools to help put it in
place. The loop handle locks easily in place around a fence, railing
or even a doorknob without hindering access to the house. If you
decide to move it, simply enter your combination and the handle will
unlock. The weatherproof design means it will keep your keys safe
and dry year after year.
Secure Peace of Mind
Sally, Nancy, and
yourself are all planning on aging-in-place. With a lockbox on your
door, you won't have to worry about an event like Sally's. Luckily
she got the help she needed and was able to have the lock on her door
replaced. Now she's switching over to a lockbox too.
At Alert1, we know
that accidents and emergencies can happen without warning. That's why
we designed this lockbox to help during the stress of an emergency.
We support your aging-in-place goals, and are here to help make the
process easier every step of the way.
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