The City of Scottsdale recently announced an initiative to keep seniors and individuals with special needs safer in their homes.  Following in the footsteps of cities like Chandler and Sedona, residents of Scottsdale are eligible to receive emergency lockboxes.  The homeowner can leave a key to their home in the lockbox.  The code to the lockbox is provided only to police officers and firefighters in the event of an emergency call to your home. This allows first responders to gain entry to the home without breaking in if you are unable to get to your door to let them in!


This initiative is a result of a collaboration between the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors, the Scottsdale Police Department, Scottsdale Fire Department and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

The lockboxes are available for free to Scottsdale seniors as well as Scottsdale special needs individuals whose annual income is under $25,000.00.  A charge of $25 applies to all others.  To obtain a lockbox, you will need to complete a quick and easy application.

Visit or call (877) 229-5042 for more information or to apply for a lockbox.

-Rachel S. Zaslow, Esq.