Feb 04, 2011 5:10 pm
Hi I was planning to rent my holiday home as short term rental. The difficulty is how to best manage keys in a secure manner to tenants. The property is rural so I can't be present to exchange keys. Just wondering what peoples thoughts as to how they have gone about doing this?
I have seen the master lock keysafes with combination pins. But having seen the youtube videos of one broken into with three light hammer blows I'm not so sure about them.
Re: Securing keys in short term rental. Key safes?3
Feb 10, 2011 8:00 am
one of the girls I work with has a key safe thingy at her short term rental. BUT it is in the city( suburban area) she seems to think it works pretty well. I don't understand how they work I just remember her mentioning it. If the place is pretty rural if someone wanted to break in why would they bother with the key. They'd just break a window and let themselves in anyway.
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Feb 18, 2011 9:58 pm
I will be staying at the above mentioned rental on saturday night. I'll try and get some details. My work friends is also staying there so it's not a let. But I can get some info for you.
Re: Securing keys in short term rental. Key safes?7
Feb 19, 2011 7:27 am
read some of the comments below the Youtube video.
There are ones that are tougher supposedly. Plus it would be a bit obvious if someone was doing this. and as I already posted. If someone wants to break in I'm sure there are simpler ways like breaking a window that would make less noise still.
Re: Securing keys in short term rental. Key safes?8
Feb 19, 2011 2:09 pm
We have a key safe at our back door so its not too obvious. If someone went to our back door intending to break in they would probably break a window before they would go to the trouble of smashing the key safe.
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Re: Securing keys in short term rental. Key safes?9
May 09, 2015 10:18 pm
Just to resurrect this rather old thread, while these keyboxes are very useful - they are an open invitation if obvious to the eye. If at all possible ensure that such a box is :
Not obvious to any casual caller.
If possible is in a location where it is harder to attack with common tools.
Well out of the weather.
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