Should you hide your front door key under your front door mat? Most people have the sense not to do this, but it is convenient and tempting to hide keys in inventive places that you think a potential thief would never look. This week we look at key storage options that will save you from finding increasingly creative places to hide your keys.
Places you should never hide your keys
- Under your doormat – this is a ‘no-brainer’ it’s the first place a burglar will look
- Under or inside a rock – a common tactic is to place a ‘decorative’ or ‘unusual’ rock near the front door or in a garden bed nearby and put the key under – this is a known tactic and most thieves are savvy enough to spot the rock. Often people buy a fake rock and place the key inside – this is not advisable as they too can be easily identified by those in the know.
- Under a flower pot – another common but obvious hiding place
- Top of the door frame – this is also a well-known way to ‘hide’ a key
Key Storage Solutions
Fortunately, here at Amalgamated Locksmiths, we have a number of options that will make your key storing more secure and convenient.
Kidde Combination Lock Boxes
These lock boxes can be secured outside to lodge your key or fob.
Touchpoint Key Cabinets
If you’re a commercial operation that keeps your keys on numbered tags to keep your key system in order, then a touchpoint key cabinet is a good option
Electronically Monitored Key Cabinets
Some commercial properties require access control key cabinets. We offer Traka 21 units from Assa Abloy.
No matter what your security needs, our fully licensed locksmiths are able to offer a practical and budget-conscious solution. Give us a call today!