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  • No More Door Mats. Tips for Hiding Spare Keys

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    We've all done it...left the house without a house key...well at least I have. Every family has a place where a spare front door key is hidden, like under the door mat or rock, but aren't these a little obvious? Any burglar can check these spots for a spare key, so why not hide your key somewhere not-so-obvious. Check out this article form Practical Hacks, that gives us some alternative spots to hide keys.

    If I don’t have my backpack with me and the power’s out, though, I’m totally locked out. What to do?

    Security experts generally advise against hiding keys outside your home. This link is to an article on the State Farm web site which contains some good general information about home security – note that it cautions against hiding a key outside. But if I’m locked out of my house, there’s a power outage or the garage door opener has decided to be temperamental – uh, thanks State Farm for your input, but I really need to get in somehow, short of breaking a window. For that reason I’ve chosen to hide a key outside our home, but have done so in a way that I’m extremely confident no one would ever find it. This post will cover some tips on how you can do the same.

    Avoid the obvious!

    One VERY obvious option is hiding a key beneath the door mat or under a flower pot or planter on the front porch – you might as well leave the door unlocked if you’re going to choose such an obvious place! But with a little cleverness you can hide a key in an accessible location that your typical burglar (usually males under the age of 25) would never think to check.

    I’ll cover a couple of options, both of which I think are pretty good. But first…

    Read more at Practical Hacks


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