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Lock for Life

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Lockbox Program

Lock For Life is a program available through ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth and administered by the Lower Merion Township Police Department. It is intended to provide Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel access to your residence in the event of an emergency where you are unable to open the door.

A key to your residence will be stored in a secure metal storage device, similar to a realtor’s lock box, near the entrance to your residence. The access code to the lockbox will only be available to Police, Fire or EMS personnel and used only during an emergency and only if responders cannot make entry into your home without using force.

In the event the Lock for Life is accessed, a representative from the Police Department will contact the resident and change the combination as an added measure of security.

Who is eligible?

All Lower Merion Township and Narberth residents, age 55 and older, or younger disabled persons, who live alone and/or have major medical issues.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge to participate in the program. You only need a spare key.

How do I know this is safe?

An officer in full uniform will install and demonstrate how the lock operates and will answer any questions you may have.

How do I get started?

Contact ElderNet at 610-525-0706
or the Lower Merion Police at 610-645-6240.

Download a brochure (PDF) with more information

Download an Application (PDF)



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