Understanding What A Locksmith Does

Helpful Tips For Places You Can Hide Your Spare Key Outside

by Maëly Richard

If you would like to make sure that you are never unable to get back into your house when you lock yourself out, you will want to hide a spare key. See the following suggestions for discreet places to hide your key:

In The Bottom Of A Bird Feeder

Most criminals who are looking to get into a house will not take the time to dig through a bird feeder in hopes that you will have a spare key there. That is why this makes it the perfect spot to hide a key. All you have to do is empty the bird feeder, securely tape a key to the interior, and then refill it with bird seed. Just make sure that you are always keeping an eye on the amount of seeds that are left in the bird feeder because you do not want to run out, as the key would then be exposed.

Under A Flower Pot

You might want to pick a flower pot that has some wide grooves along the bottom of it. This way, you can place your spare house key in that groove and it will not cause the flower pot to become unbalanced. Just make sure that you are securing the spare key with strong packing or duct tape. If you have several flower pots in the same location, you might want to find a way to remember which one has the spare key under it. One way to do this is to add a special or decorative rock to the flower pot that has the key under it.

Behind Your Vinyl Siding

If you check along the sides of your home, you might find that there are little spots where you can gently lift up the end of one of the vinyl siding pieces. You can slip a spare key behind your vinyl siding. Just make sure that to attach a piece of clear tape to the end of your key and attach the other end of the tape to the exterior of the siding. This way, you will not have to worry about the key falling to the point that you are unable to retrieve it.

With these suggestions in mind, you should have no trouble making sure that you can always get back in the house after locking yourself out. However, if you forget where you hid your key or can't get back in for any other reason, don't hesitate to call a company like Broadway Locksmith Inc to help you get back inside.