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Best and Worst Places to Hide Your Spare Keys

Are you looking for a safe place to hide your spare key? If so, you’re in luck! Many burglars these days know the most popular hiding spots for spare keys, so Lockworks Unlimited, Inc. is going to share some unique areas where your spare key will be more challenging to find. Whether you’re looking for maximum security or want to ensure your key is hidden from view, Lockworks Unlimited, Inc. has compiled a list of some of the best and worst places to hide your spare key. Keep reading for our top tips!


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Believe it or not, there are some unsafe places where you can hide your spare keys. Here’s a list of some places where you shouldn’t keep your spare keys hidden, as these are locations most people would think to look for them.


Under the Doormat

This is one of the first places a burglar will look, so it’s best to avoid it.


In the Mailbox

Anyone can open your mailbox, especially if you live on a residential street, so it’s best not to keep your spare key in there.


In a Flowerpot

Again, this is an obvious hiding spot that won’t fool anyone.


On Top of Your Door Frame

This is just asking for someone to find your key!


Best Places to Hide Your Spare Keys

Now that you have a better understanding of some places you should avoid hiding your spare keys, we’re going to share some safer options.


In a Security Box

If you’re worried about someone finding your key, consider hiding it in a secure box that can be bolted to the ground or wall.


In a Magnetic Key Holder

These are great for hiding keys on the inside of a door.


In a Fake Sprinkler Head

Most people won’t know the difference between a fake and real sprinkler head, so this is a great way to hide your key in plain sight!


In a Fake Rock or Stone

Most yards and gardens are filled with rocks and stones, so this hiding place will blend right in.

Now that you know the best and worst places to hide your spare key, you can rest assured that your keys will always be safe and sound! If you have any questions about your spare key, or need to have one made, contact Lockworks Unlimited, Inc. at (650) 299-9126 or fill out our online contact form.

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