Some Ideas on Where To Hide Your Spare Keys
At Campbell & McGovern, we provide an emergency 24-hour locksmith service so, if you ever lose or misplace your keys and need to gain access to your home or car urgently, you can rest assured that there’s someone here to help. However, having a spare key and placing it somewhere hidden is always a great idea to avoid this eventuality.
If you want to keep your spare close to home, it’s a good idea to blend your hiding place into the rest of your property. The first place a criminal will look is under some bins or a potted plant, so avoid these areas. Instead consider fake decorations. You could make a small hole in a brick which blends into the back wall in your garden, glue a spare to the back of your door knocker, create a dud outside socket with a cover or place one underneath a distinctive rock in your garden.
The problem with leaving a key in your garden or around your home is that, if it is found, there’s no denying that it belongs to your property. To avoid this, you could drive a nail into a tree in a nearby park and hang your key from it or stash it down a nearby street. Then, even if someone does find it, they’ll never know that it belongs to your home.
Finally, if you trust your neighbours, it’s a good idea to leave your key with them. The only problem with this solution is that they may not be in when you need it, but it’s one of the most secure ways to hide a spare. If you have a neighbour who you trust and who you know is at home most of the time, this could be the best option.
Here at Campbell & McGovern, we’re experts when it comes to security. Whether you’re looking for a locksmith or a company to advise you on the best security solution for your business, we can help. As well as being reliable and offering great products, we also pride ourselves on the quality of our customer service.