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Door Keys: 5 Places You Should Never Hide Them


Find out just how dangerous leaving a spare door key in a “safe place” can be in this blog post. We are all guilty of leaving a spare key somewhere around the property for the odd occasion a friend or relative may need to use it, however, are you actually aware of just how dangerous this could prove to be. Read on to find out the 5 worst places to leave a door key.


Under Rocks – This may seem like a good idea to most, however, rocks need to settled down on the floor when something like a key is hiding underneath it can make the rock sit to one side making it fairly obvious to passers by and potential burglars that something is under there.


Putting keys in Wallets/Purse - Again it may seem like a good idea to put a key in your wallet or purse so that you don’t lose it. However, losing a wallet or purse is just as common as losing a key and if you do lose a wallet or purse then that will also usually contain ID with your address on such as a driving licence. If a burglar found or even stole this, then not only do they know where you live but they also have a key to just let themselves in.


In Flowerpots or bushes – This will be one of the first places a potential burglar will look for a hidden door key as over the years this as been a popular spot for homeowners to leave spares!


On Top Of The Door Frame – Every day people may not consider the top of a door frame as being an obvious place to find a key however, burglars are well clued up to this. Not only is leaving a key on the door frame visible but it is also quick and easy for a burglar to grab and let themselves in unseen.


Under The Doormat – This is the first place a burglar would look for a hidden key to a property. This hiding place has been used for many years, and unfortunately, will likely be used for many years to come. By leaving a key under an easily accessible mat right outside the front door you are practically inviting burglars in and providing them with a key!


It is never advised to leave spare door keys anywhere around your property it is best to leave it with a trusted neighbour or drop it off with the person that needs access while you are away.


If you need help protecting your home from burglars contact Dr Locks Ltd today - 01904 295 465

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