Traditional lock hardware and house keys may seem old and outdated in today’s modern, wireless “smart” world; yet most homeowner still uses these reliable and secure systems. However, the days of improperly hiding your house keys under the doormat should be over and done with. There has likely never been a more misguided effort at trying to deceive potential intruders than leaving your keys in such a predictable spot. But, where should you hide your house keys? Today, First Lock & Security Technologies will offer helpful tips to hide your house keys and minimize the chance they will be found by anyone else.
Keep House Keys on Your Person
Hiding house keys is both a high-risk and high-reward venture. Once someone finds out where your house keys are hidden, your home and everything inside is exposed to that individual. Perhaps, the easiest solution to hiding your house keys is keeping them on your person at all times. Whether on a keychain or lanyard, house keys held close to you mean you are less likely to lose track of them. When the house keys are physically attached to your belt loop or inside your pocket, it makes personal security convenient!
Give a Spare Key to Family or Friends
Family members and/or trusted neighbors are the best people to leave your house keys with because they are typically the most reliable during an emergency such as a house lockout. If giving a house key to a child, you must make sure they are not compromising your home security. Bestowing house keys to your children is both a safety precaution and an opportunity to teach them some life lessons that must be taken seriously.
Should I Hide a House Key Outside?
If you are going to hide your house keys outside your home, you want to come up with a totally original hiding spot that has a low probability of being detected by intruders. The best way to have a key outside is to have a key safe installed – attached to a wall – or with a shackle looped on a strong metal rod or pipe. We have these available for installation or purchase at our shop in Los Altos. A push button code allows easy access to your key. Just remember to replace the key immediately after you open the door so it will be there the next time you need it.
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Each homeowner is different and has specific needs that must be addressed. Burglars and outsiders snooping around your house are looking for the easiest way in. You can avoid giving them that opportunity by not hiding your house keys, but having it in a secure key safe. There is nothing wrong with having a keychain or keeping a spare house key in your wallet. Everyone has their own security preferences that they feel comfortable with, but don’t try to overdo it! When you need expert locksmith services, call First Lock Security & Technologies or come by our storefront in Los Altos, CA to talk face to face and view our wide range of locking systems.