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Where to Hide a Spare Key: The Best and Worst Options

Locked out of your home? A spare key can be a real lifesaver if you lose your original set of keys but keeping a spare key for unexpected situations like this comes with a big responsibility of making sure it is placed in a secure location.

Don’t put your home security at risk by leaving a spare key in an obvious spot, take some time to think it over and find a secure hiding place for your spare key.

Here are the worst hiding spots you should avoid of:

UNDER THE WELCOME MAT

By default this is the first spot thieves would check for your key and it is almost like rolling out a red carpet for them to enter your home.

IN OR UNDER A FLOWERPOT

Now this is the second place a thief would check and unfortunately this ‘clever’ hiding spot wil serve im as mush as it serve you.

IN A POORLY PLACED FAKE ROCK

A fake rock is not a bad idea but placing it in an obvious spot in your yard without any other rocks that loks the same won’t fool anyone and will stand out screaming ‘Come and get ne’ to all thieves.

INSIDE YOUR WALLET

If unfortunately your wallet got stolen  not only that the thief has your key now but he also has your exact address from your ID. It’s a dream coming true for any thief.

Here are the idel loocations to hide your spare key:

A TRUSTED NEIGHBOR

Your neighbor can be your ‘brother in arms’ fighting burglaries together with you and giving them your spare key is a smart thing to do. While it seems to be a safe option it is not 100% perfect if your neighbor isn’t home at that moment you’re locked out and need the key.

IN A FAKE SPRINKLER

A decoy sprinkler head that looks exactly the same as a real one and blends in perfectly in your yard is way better choice than a fake rock

UNDER YOUR CAR IN A MAGNETIC LOCK BOX

Most breakins usually happen between 10am and 3pm when there is no one home. Hiding your key in a magnetic lock box under your car makes perfect sense because both you and your are at the same place. It is also a good place to have your spare car key as well but pay attention when taking out the key and be sure that no one is watching you.

BENEATH YOUR DOG HOUSE

What do thieves hate the most?  Dogs!  Especially big ones and they would do everything to avoid them in any possible way. Get a dog and hide your spare key under the dog house. 

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