The Ryobi Digital Lock Box RP4310 is a great product and offers a lot for the money. It’s part of the Ryobi Tek4 cordless tools line. Whereas many real estate lock boxes are “analogue” and involve simple 4-6 number pushbutton combination controls, the Ryobi Tek 4 model steps up the technology to include a digital LCD screen, time & date stamp and multiple code memory. It not only saves a master code for making changes to the system settings, but also allows for private codes (up to 10), a one-time use code, and a temporary code that can expire anytime within 1 year (configured by the master code holder). This is a beautiful (though not exactly subtle) product that should make massive inroads with real estate agents and brokers everywhere. This is especially so based on the fact that the system can track the last 10 code uses. Now there’s no need to guess which agents accessed the house since you can assign up to 10 different numbers and the Ryobi Digital Key Lock Box will track them all.
Setting up the Ryobi Digital Lock Box was simple:
- Open the rear compartment and insert 4V battery
- Close the door and set the time and date
- Enter and change the default master code
- Set private codes, one-time codes, and temporary codes as desired
The physical Ryobi key lockbox is built with a die cast housing and seriously resembles the quality you would expect from a professional padlock. The Lock Box can be stored around a door knob, or you can use the included metal mount to suspend the Digital Key Lock Box from an adjacent area to any entryway. To open the door knob loop you actually have to open up the key storage compartment and then pull down on it. A spring mechanism then releases the door knob loop, allowing it to pull open.
We heartily recommend this product to anyone in the real estate business who is serious about security, but would like something that doesn’t involve standing on your left foot while holding down a function key and pressing numbers at random until the correct light turns green… Yes, some well-known digital real estate lockboxes actually seem to work that way. While it doesn’t store hundreds of numbers, the Ryobi RP4310 is efficient, easy to use, and has a feature set that is going to meet the needs of 99% of the agents and brokers on the market today. There are certainly simpler, cheaper systems… and you can get far, far more complex, but the Ryobi Tek4 Digital Key Lock Box might just be the best bang for the buck available.