Get Your Necessary SafeKey Devices
The amount of SafeKeys you need depends on what you want to use it for.
If you’re going for the SafeKey One to help you secure your logins to your online accounts, then 1 device is already enough. Although we always recommend to get at least 1 backup SafeKey as well.
For the SafeKey Pro it’s a bit different. All depends on the protection plans you want to create and how many shareholders there will be.
If you’re only going to create personal backup plans for yourself, then 1 SafeKey Pro is already enough to get you started. But it’s the same story here: we can only advice you to get at least 1 extra SafeKey Pro as backup device in case your primary SafeKey gets lost.
If you’re going to create backup plans with multiple shareholders or want to create an inheritance plan with multiple beneficiaries, then you’ll need a few more SafeKey Pro’s.
Rule of thumb is to have at least 1 SafeKey Pro per shareholder / beneficiary and at least 1 for your own. Preferable you use multiple extra SafeKey backup devices, depending on the situation and value of the data.
Remember that the more shares and SafeKeys you use to decentralize your backups or inheritance, the safer, more secure and the better protected your data will be.
Orders & Shipment
Both SafeKey One and SafeKey Pro are available via our online store.
SafeKeys get shipped from our HQ in Brussels, Belgium. Shipping time can vary from 1-5 working days (Europe) to 2-4 weeks (US and the rest of the world).
Once you received your SafeKey(s), you can start using it right away since it’s a plug and play device.
A box contains your SafeKey only, nothing else.
Get A Backup SafeKey
If you lose your SafeKey One and you become locked out of your online accounts, you might need to contact support of all the services you’ve connected your SafeKey with, in order to disconnect that lost SafeKey. If you have a second SafeKey device connected to your accounts, you can still use that one to get access.
For the SafeKey Pro it’s more complex and all depends on the settings you configured while making your protection plan. As long as there are more SafeKeys available than the minimum required amount to open a plan, you should be good. If you can’t reach the minimum required amount because multiple SafeKeys are lost, the encrypted data will become unrecoverable forever.
Either you’re using a SafeKey One or SafeKey Pro, it’s always recommended to get one or more backup devices. But it’s important to note that, out of security reasons and the nature of SafeKey’s design, it’s not possible to directly make a backup of your SafeKey device. A backup device in SafeKey’s case means that you connect multiple SafeKeys to the same service or protection plan, and keep it at a safe spot. In that way you can still use your backup SafeKey if anything would happen to your primary SafeKey.
Choose A Safe PIN
Make sure this PIN code isn’t too easy and only you have knowledge about it.
You can set the PIN code of your SafeKey Pro via the SafeKey Desktop tool. If your SafeKey doesn’t have a PIN code at the moment you’re using it with inheriti.com, you’ll be able to set your PIN code during the process of setting up a protection plan. Without the correct PIN code the internal storage of your SafeKey will not be accessible.
Do Not Talk About Your Own SafeKeys
In general, it is better to keep quiet about your wealth or secret data and whatsoever. Talking too much on social media or in the pub where others can read or hear it can be very dangerous.
If you tell someone that you own a lot of crypto and that your private key and all other related passwords are stored on a few SafeKeys, some bad actors might get a hold of that info.
Once it’s out there, you’ll never gain back control over how far the story will reach. If it comes to the ears of the wrong people, they can then try to steal your funds using a variety of tactics and even physical violence.
You really don’t want this to happen.
First Time Using Your SafeKey
To start using your SafeKey One or SafeKey Pro as a security key for stronger two-factor authentication and passwordless logins, you can easily go to your preferred services (ex: Facebook, Twitter, Binance, …) and immediately connect your SafeKey as security key for the service.
This option can mostly be found via the settings page of the respective service.
To use your SafeKey Pro as a storage device for encrypted backups and inheritance plans of inheriti.com, which is not possible with a SafeKey One, you need to additionally protect your SafeKey with a PIN code. This can be done via the SafeKey Desktop tool
Another way to do it is to plug in your SafeKey Pro to your computer when asked by Inheriti®. This will happen during the configuration of a backup or inheritance plan that you want to store on your device. If no PIN code has been set to the used SafeKey earlier, you’ll be able to set it at this point.
Helpful Tools Developed To Make Your Life With A SafeKey Even More Safer And Easier
One Key For Many Applications
A top-notch security key. Enabling stronger two-factor authentication and extra secure, passwordless logins. Allowing you to securely access the websites, applications and services you use day-to-day. Browse the SafeKey compatibility list to find a list of products, services, and applications that work with your SafeKey.Compatibility List