No one wants to be locked out of their home or their car. That’s just a fact of life! It’s frustrating and inconvenient — but what can you do to make sure it doesn’t happen? 

For some, leaving an extra key with a loved one makes the most sense. For others, leaving a spare in the office is a smart move. 

Of course, there’s also the option of hiding a key. But does this make sense, or is it a recipe for disaster? We’re sharing our thoughts in today’s post, so keep reading to learn more.

The Benefits of Hiding a Key

Hiding a key around your house can sometimes make sense — if it’s properly hidden. In other words, if it’s located underneath your door mat or under the big rock out front, it’s in a prime location to be uncovered by would-be thieves.

Simply put, depending on how well you’re able to hide a key outside of your home, it may be an option to consider.

Hiding a key near your car, on the other hand, is almost always a bad idea. Perhaps you have seen magnetic boxes that can be stuck underneath your car, ensuring that you have a key nearby in the event that you lock your keys in your car or you misplace your key. 

The Downsides of Hiding a Key

Although the magnetic key box might seem like a good idea, the truth is that they can get jostled around quite a bit while you’re on the road. The end result is a car key lying on the road in a box that you paid good money for.

Of course, there are other downsides as well. If you keep a key to unlock your car near your car, you can expect thieves to look there first. After all, why go to the trouble of picking your lock or breaking your window if there’s a key just waiting to be discovered right underneath your car?

Is There a Perfect Solution?

Unfortunately, there’s no truly ideal way to ensure that you’re always able to get into your home or car. In a perfect world, there would be no need for keys, but in the world we live in, there’s always a compromise. For some, it will certainly make sense to give spare keys to friends or loved ones in case of an emergency. Even then, there’s no guarantee that your loved ones will be able to bring your keys to you at the drop of a hat.

Thankfully, at Bill’s Lock and Key, we strive to be the go-to Albuquerque locksmith you can rely on for honest, affordable service. We know how frustrating it is when you’re locked out of your car or home. We won’t take advantage of the situation, but what we will do is spring into action to lend a helping hand. You deserve to have a locksmith you can trust — and when you call us, we won’t let you down. Explore our site to learn more about how we are or feel free to contact us today to get the help you need.