It’s estimated that a home burglary occurs in the United States every 15 seconds. Many burglars know the common places where people tend to hide their keys and thus they are able to enter houses without any force.
While hiding a spare key is very convenient and helpful in case of house lockout, there is a huge risk to become burglarized easily. So, we recommend you to have a spare key, but to give it to your trusted friend or neighbor. Or you can hide it, but not in the following places:
- Under your welcome mat
- In the mailbox
- Under a flower pot near the front door
- In the porch light
- In a fake rock near the entrance
- On the top door-sill
- In your wallet (If you have lost your wallet or it’s stolen, potential burglars may have your home address which is written on your driver’s license and they will also have a spare key.)
If you don’t have a spare key yet, you can call A TEAM LOCKSMITH right now to get it. We have qualified home locksmiths who can come to you very soon and make a spare key. They can be considered as professional security advisers for your home safety. An experienced technician can suggest effective ideas how to secure your house and how to avoid burglaries.