Participating Emergency Services departments are equipped with a SAFEsystem XT key, a data-enabled key with advanced security features. The key is kept in a secure location in the service vehicles for each department. During an emergency, responders use the key to access our patent-pending lock box located close to the main entrance of the property. Inside the lock box is a master key (residential properties) and any relevant swipe cards or FOBs (commercial properties) to gain immediate and direct access to the interior of a SAFEsystem member building.
An identifying sticker is also placed near the front door to aid in identifying the location as a SAFEsystem member property. SAFEsystem is also working with local CAD (Computer Automated Dispatch) systems to provide emergency responders with information about the property while en route.
SAFEsystem has introduced several key improvements to the current lock box program such as recessed lock boxes and managed key functionality. First responders will be able to obtain important patient information at residential properties from the Medi-tube, a cylindrical container hanging on the outside of the fridge.