Tips To Consider When Hiding Your Spare Keys

When an emergency arises, keeping a backup set of keys nearby can be convenient and time-saving, but it can pose a security risk. Fortunately, there are many creative ways to hide your extra keys without compromising safety. In today’s blog post, we will explore a few ideas to help you find the ideal location for securing your spare keys.

Put it in the vent

Stick a magnet to a spare house key using hot glue, and tuck the key up out of sight inside the dryer vent hood. If your vent hood is aluminum or plastic, glue a magnet to the inside of the hood as well as the key. Source: FamilyHandyman

Use a fake sprinkler

The fake rock hide-a-key may be played out, but a fake sprinkler isn’t quite as obvious. Bury it in the ground, leaving just the top exposed, and it looks like the real deal. But instead of watering your lawn, this is just a container that hold your keys. It’s both affordable and inconspicuous … if you actually have sprinklers. If you don’t, this will look out of place. Source: CNET

Place it in the siding

The siding on your house helps protect you from the elements — and now unwanted guests, too. Just tie fishing line onto your key, stuff it into the seams and pull the string in case of an emergency. Source: GoodHousekeeping

Worst hiding spots

  • Under a door mat: Don’t leave your spare key under the mat. It’s a cliché, and probably the first place a thief would look. All in all, it’s too close to the door and too easy to check.
  • Above the door lintel: Don’t stash your spare key above the door lintel. All a thief has to do to find it is run his hand over the lintel and see if he feels a key. Like the doormat, it’s too easy and too close to the door.
  • Under a flower pot: Don’t hide your spare key under a flower pot right near the door. Again: it’s too close to the door, and too obvious. What’s convenient for you is also convenient for a crook, unfortunately.
  • In a fake rock: Don’t use a fake rock. Most of them look fake, and they’re a dead giveaway.
  • In your wallet: Don’t put a spare key in your wallet. If your wallet is stolen or lost, your license and key will be in it. That means that someone could not only have your address, but also a key to enter your home. Without a swift resolution, you’ll probably find yourself changing locks as well as credit cards. Source: Security

Ultimately, the responsibility is on you to decide the safest place to keep your spare keys. Depending on your family dynamics and lifestyle, you may opt for one of these ideas or something else entirely. However, if you are still having trouble deciding where to hide your keys, don’t hesitate to call us! We have the expertise to help you determine the safest option for your home or business.



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Published Date: January 19, 2023