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    need ideas to protect keys

    as the area has gone down hill and break ins are on the rise i have been looking at ways to secure my home. i added bright motion lights in the backyard, new doors and windows. i already have a large dog. so i walk around the house trying to think like a burglar, i started looking at the spare keys we have. extra keys for the cars, all with a house key on the ring, extra garage door openers and other various keys that would be a huge inconvenience if stolen. so what can be done to secure the keys. i am looking for a lockable box that the keys can hang in neatly and that can be secured somewhere in the house. i need some ideas.


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    I'd put 'extra' keys or garage door openers in the safe with the weapons. As far as our keys we use, they are out of sight while we are home.
    I also have key locks on the insides of doors...if you come in through a window you're not walking out a door. If I happen to be home at the time, you won't be walking anywhere...I'm just sayin'
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    i thought about putting extra keys in the safe, but thats kinda of a pain in the you know what. even if i did that, when we go out we take my truck most often and leave my wifes car at home and she never takes her keys. so i am looking for a convenient way to lock up keys. i was thinking a lockable box secured to the inside of a kitchen cabinent or something like that. we enter the house throught the kitchen and as a habit always leave our keys on the counter or microwave. so when we go out, wifes keys are just laying there asking to be stolen. so i am lookig to see what others recommend to keep keys safe yet handy at the same time. i have found some key lock boxes that are for holding 30 keys and are more designed for car lots or something of that nature, so they arent the best looking boxes either. i have a bit of ocd, so keys just thrown in a small lock box and having to dig through a pile of keys to get the one i want will drive me nuts.

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    I just hide mine in a place that's convenient, but anyone entering the house would never think to look.

    If you use a lock box, don't just hang it on the wall in plain view. Most of them are easily broken open.
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    Originally posted by retsupt99 I also have key locks on the insides of doors...if you come in through a window you're not walking out a door.
    Let's hope you remember to grab your keys in the event of fire

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    These are extra keys? My extra keys are in my main weapon safe.

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    Put a lock on a kitchen drawer and keep your extra keys in. Easily installed.
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    When in bed at night, those keys should be in easy reach. In the event of a problem, you can always remotely activate your car alarm to draw attention if needed. My keys and cell phone are within arms reach at night, always.
    When the keys are left at home, a safe, or a drawer with a false bottom is a handy storage place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    Let's hope you remember to grab your keys in the event of fire
    On my double-keyed, dead-bolted doors, there is a key near each door but out of reach of anyone breaking the glass lites around the doors. Family member and overnight guests are instructed as to the location of the keys... it's a "hidden in plain sight" thing.

    That was already my standard operating system, but the death of an elderly friend (due to smoke inhalation) next to a locked, double-keyed door was a grim reminder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    Let's hope you remember to grab your keys in the event of fire
    The keys stay in the inside locks when we are home...when we leave, the keys disappear.
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    I agree, put them in the safe. That is why you have a safe, to keep items that you do not want to fall in the wrong hands safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzB View Post
    I just hide mine in a place that's convenient, but anyone entering the house would never think to look.

    If you use a lock box, don't just hang it on the wall in plain view. Most of them are easily broken open.
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    Simple solution:

    Keys not directly under my, or my wife's direct control are in the safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgreen View Post
    i thought about putting extra keys in the safe, but thats kinda of a pain in the you know what. even if i did that, when we go out we take my truck most often and leave my wifes car at home and she never takes her keys. so i am looking for a convenient way to lock up keys. i was thinking a lockable box secured to the inside of a kitchen cabinent or something like that. we enter the house throught the kitchen and as a habit always leave our keys on the counter or microwave. so when we go out, wifes keys are just laying there asking to be stolen. so i am lookig to see what others recommend to keep keys safe yet handy at the same time. i have found some key lock boxes that are for holding 30 keys and are more designed for car lots or something of that nature, so they arent the best looking boxes either. i have a bit of ocd, so keys just thrown in a small lock box and having to dig through a pile of keys to get the one i want will drive me nuts.
    I thnk that you need to make a choice--you can have safe, or you can have handy...but probably not both.

    Dunno, perhaps a small safe bolted inside a kitchen cabinet, maybe might be the best of both worlds. Something that won't stop a truly determined thief, but will deter a smash & grab robbery.
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