Under the welcome mat, above the door frame, inside a fake rock … we think we’re being clever when when it comes to hiding that spare house key but the reality is, if we’ve thought of it so have burglars!
In an ideal world we’d never forget our keys or lock ourselves out of the house (well, in an ideal world we wouldn’t need to lock out doors!) But If you’re like me it’s not a case of “if” I lock myself out but “when.” In that moment it’s great to know that the $35 ceramic garden gnome with a spare key holder was money well spent! Or was it?
When thieves prowl neighborhoods going house to house looking for an easy target, your garden gnome spare key holder just put your house at the top of the thieves easy target list! So what can you do to have your spare key and keep your house safe too?
Spare Key Treasure Hunt
Leave a key under the garden gnome, just not a key to your house! Leave a key to a locked shed, inside of which is another key to a locked toolbox or cabinet, inside of which you have hidden a spare key to your house. Even better is to make friends with a neighbor and leave the key to your house hidden in their shed! It’s a spare key treasure hunt that thieves would either not be able to figure out or not have the time to even try. Just don’t leave a map with an X marking the spot! 🙂
Make Friends with Your Neighbors
Another option to to leave a spare key with a neighbor or two. Make friends with neighbors you can trust and leave a spare key with them. You can also return the favor. An added benefit is that your neighbor can keep an eye on your house and access your house if needed while you’re away or on vacation.
Install a Keyless Entry System
Upgrade your home locks and security with a keyless entry system. There are affordable high security locks that can be easily installed that will allow access through either a keypad, fingerprint, or a phone app, some of which will even unlock your house as you walk up to the door without even taking the smartphone out of your pocket!
Whant more information about home automation and high-security locks that will increase the security of your home and safety of your family? Contact CallORange.com and we can review your options and provide you with a free estimate. Call us today at 480.823.8222.