- December 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm #366305
1. Inside of a tree. Do you have a tree on your property near your front door?
Then you’ve got a perfect key hiding place.
Carefully cut out a square
chunk from the bark that’s large enough to cover your key. Then trim a
bit off the back of the “chunk” so there’s enough space to leave your
key in the hollow. Replace the bark chunk, and enjoy your perfectly
Tip: Consider marking the location of the hollow with
something like an old nail so that it isn’t too camouflaged and is easy
2. Wedged between two bricks. Most brick edges have an area where there is one small chink in the mortar – Put the brick blemish to good use – if there’s enough space for a key, wedge it in there.
Just make sure the key fits in a way so that it’s both inconspicuous and easy-to-remove. Spending an hour trying to dig a key out from between two bricks is almost as frustrating as paying
a locksmith to let you back in.
3. Inside of a wind chime. Pop quiz: What do burglars
That means that if a potential robber is searching for a
spare key, they’re probably not going to go digging inside your wind
Tip: To make this method even more secure, replace the wind chimes’ “knocker” with an entire ring of keys (only one of which actually opens your door). Even if a burglar finds the keys, they’ll have to struggle with the ring of decoys.
4. On your car. There are a lot of magnetized lock boxes
on the market meant to hide a spare key for your car, but we think these
can be used for house keys, too.
Think about it: When is a burglar most
likely to try and break in? When you (and your car) aren’t at home.
There are certainly some flaws to this method (no car, no keys), but
it’s still worth considering.
5. With a neighbor. Okay, this one may not be super-spy
clever, but it’s worth mentioning because it is super effective. Leaving
a spare key with a trustworthy friend or neighbor means that access to
your home is just a knock (or phone call away!)
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