5 Worst Places To Leave A Spare Door Key

By Fred - February 15th, 2022 Posted in Locksmith Gosport Blog No comments


The last thing that anyone wants is their door key falling into the wrong hands. This is why when you need to leave a spare key for someone It is never a good idea to hide a spare key around your property. Find out just how dangerous it can be below.

Worst Places To Leave A Door Key

Under Rocks – This may seem like a cleaver place to hide a door key, however, when something is placed underneath a rock it is very obvious. Rocks need to sit settled to the floor, if there is something underneath it will force the rock to sit to one side. This is something burglars are always on the lookout for.

Wallets/Purses – Putting your door key in your wattle/purse so you don’t loose it may seem like a good idea. 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 and Bushes – This will be one of the first places a potential burglar will look for a hidden door key as over the years this has been a popular spot for homeowners to leave spares!

On Top of Door Frame – This may not seem like an obvious place for someone to look for a door key, but it is one of the first places a burglar will check. 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!

Leaving a door key outside your property is never a good idea, if you need to leave a spare key for someone then you should leave it with a trusted neighbour or friend or leave it directly with the person that needs to use it.

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