The lockbox program will allow safe access to senior citizens in their homes during medical or other emergencies. The lockbox reduces the likelihood of property damage caused by first responders forcing entry into a home during an emergency. When an emergency call comes in, the Berea Police and Fire Divisions can call the dispatcher to find out the location of the lockbox, which can be unlocked by city safety personnel only.
Smoke detectors are available for households that do not currently have smoke detectors. Up to three smoke detectors can be installed depending on the household size. This program is intended for the safety of residents in hopes of preventing a loss of a life due to a fire.