September 28, 2016 | Becki Hooper | Blog

Where to leave your spare house key


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While it is handy to have a spare key hidden around the house just in case you are ever locked out, don’t hide your key in a way that it puts your security at risk. The easiest way a burglar can enter your home is by finding your spare key.

Do not leave keys under doormats, flower pots, or rocks! Leaving a spare key in these places around the front door is very common, and is practically inviting a burglar into your property.

Do not leave spare keys in your wallet or purse! If your wallet is stolen not only does someone have your spare house key, they will most likely find something with your address on it, knowing exactly which house they have access to.

Leave your spare key with a trusted neighbour. This can come in handy when you are away for a long time, as you can ask them to check in your house every now and then, showing that someone is always around.

Secure your spare key in a lock box or key safe. These can only be accessed by a code, which only you are your loved ones know.  These are extremely durable and weather resistant, and can be found on the Keytek Shop!

Alternatively upgrade to an automated door lock system and never need a spare key again! Keytek Shop provides a range of Keyfree Electronic Handles which offer keyfree entry via Remote fob or code to unlock the door.

Further reading:

5 Items People Often Forget to Secure 

The Reality of Home Insurance Requirements 

5 Worst Places to Hide Your Valuables