1. sheelz

    sheelz Registered User

    Sep 1, 2014
    35
    Hi my mom has dementia and is still looking after herself in her own home but she keeps loosing her house keys we are in the process of getting her locks changed so that she only has on key for both doors has anyone got any suggestions which keys will be appropriate. Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,280
    Male
    North Manchester
    If you are replacing eurolocks and don't want intruders to be able to use a bump key
    either home made, I've tried it, it works
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Bump-Key/
    or from a purchased set.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Full-Set-Bump-Keys-locks/dp/B004UUH37O
    how bumping works
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Geu-m2g5iyg

    or snap the lock
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqhhXyROxQM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88m_Hk5ipI8&feature=kp

    I suggest you use
    http://www.abs-secure.co.uk/

    which can be obtained from any locksmith or bought online
    http://www.abbeyarchitectural.co.uk/ProductGrp/Avocet_ABS_Cylinder_Brass_Chrome

    You could specify a thumbturn on the inside which prevents a key being left in on the inside which prevents the use of a key on the outside. If you do this check with your insurers as some will not accept keyless exit which allows the door to be opened to remove large articles after gaining entry through a small opening, how many of you actually lock your doors on the inside even if the facility exists?
     
  3. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,541
    Female
    Scotland
    On advice I had a key safe mounted discreetly outside the front door so that in an emergency or if keys get lost then there is a spare set available. It has turned out to be a great idea for visiting family too if John doesn't hear them at the door.
     
  4. Chook

    Chook Registered User

    Jun 14, 2013
    238
    Westcountry
    When mum was at home we had a key safe, keyfinders and left keys with good neighbours. Oh and had locksmith on speed dial!

    Good luck

    Chook
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