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Retail Key Safe Installation

ShopShield One from Clearway

Fixed Price Security for Vacant Retail Shops for £399
All prices +VAT inc retail lock changes.

A key Safe is an essential component in any retail security strategy. Keys, passcodes, electronic fobs – every set issued poses a greater risk that keys can become lost, stolen or used to gain unauthorised access to a vacant retail site.

Commercial retail landlords often find themselves needing to issue multiple sets of keys, for example:

  • Access to letting agents, commercial estate agents or valuers.
  • Sets for security personnel, cleaning teams or waste removal contractors.
  • Keys for personnel, on-site staff, and owners.


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As part of our ShopShield offering specifically created for empty retail units, our Key Safe installation service mitigates this critical access risk, enabling all keys to be securely stored, with easy on-site access, but only to approved individuals provided with a valid access code. They’re also crucial for retail security, where you can’t guarantee being on-site quickly if an intrusion, fire, or other hazard is detected.

The Need For Retail Key Safe Installations

There are two primary benefits to having a retail Key Safe on-site:

  • Removing the need to issue multiple sets of keys.
  • Enabling responders to gain immediate access.

A Key Safe is a tamper proof, mechanical lockbox with commercial-grade security, which can’t be hacked, prised open or accessed with anything but the unique security code you have assigned.

One of the hazards of a vacant retail site is the vulnerability to illegal intruders and environmental hazards. In the event of a break in, quick access may be needed in response to a triggered alarm. If there is only one set of keys, held by the retail site manager, and they live a 30-minute drive away, that break in could end up being business-critical in the time it takes to respond to a call out.

We’d never recommend issuing multiple sets of keys due to the access risk explained above. A Key Safe installation is an ideal solution. 

Your keys are stored on-site, enabling immediate responders and security teams to gain entry as soon as they arrive. That means you don’t have the inconvenience of needing to respond to a 3 am alarm and that your retail site is better protected in an emergency.

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Our Key Safe Installation Service

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Example external Metal Key Safe (actual model may vary)

Combined with other retail security systems, this installation provides peace of mind, convenience, and an added layer of defence against the risks to any vacant retail site.

Our ShopSecure retail security packages are designed based on over 20 years of working with leading retailers throughout the UK – making it simple for retail landlords or property managers to keep their premises protected, even when not in use.

We’d always recommend using a security professional to fit your Key Safe. That’s because:

  • It must be correctly fitted to avoid the risk of tampering.
  • Key safe locations should ideally be away from public view.
  • It should preferably be overlooked by CCTV surveillance as a criminal deterrent.
  • Must be of commercial security-grade materials for optimal protection.

Every Clearway Key Safe installation incorporates a 10 digit keypad and mechanical locking mechanism, installed on an external wall for ease of access, with the location based on your requirements and our professional multi-point risk analysis outcome.

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Why choose Clearway?

The Clearway teams cover the breadth of the UK with comprehensive security and environmental safety services. 

With over 20 years of experience, we work with retail sites of all sizes, from national chains with significant outlets to independent retail locations needing the peace of mind that their retail security is under control.

Get in touch at your convenience for more information about retail risk assessments or the broader ShopSecure packages, and we’ll guide you through the options available.

Related Services

ShopShield One from Clearway

Retail risk assessments are an integral part of the Clearway ShopSecure service, aimed at providing the highest levels of retail security to sites across the United Kingdom.

Please visit our Retail Security Services page for more information about this package and the other security solutions included.

Additional safeguards which many clients implement alongside a retail risk assessment include:

  • Retail lock replacement: If you have an empty retail site, you’ll also want to consider commercial lock replacement. There is a strong likelihood previous tenants won’t have returned every set – or will have had extra keys cut that aren’t included on your inventory.
  • Wireless Alarm Systems: Autonomous alarms powered by commercial-grade batteries to raise an immediate alert if any illegal intrusions are detected.
  • Boarding Up Services: Restrict access and defend against vandalism by installing boards and security steel screens and doors over windows, entrances and other vulnerable points in your premises.
  • Retail Security CCTV: Have a security presence on-site 24/7, 365 days a year, with a wide range of CCTV installations. Clearway offers everything from short-term retail CCTV hire to permanent systems, mast-mounted and mobile surveillance patrols.
  • Manned Guarding: Our accredited security patrols and response teams can secure sites any time of day or night, with canine security patrols also available for high-value premises or where crucial threat levels have been identified.
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