Gone are the days when people would put a spare key under the welcome mat. Many of us still want to keep a spare key outside for one reason or another though. Luckily there are many ways to safely store them including a rock key safe hider. Here are 17 different items that you can get for safely hiding keys outside.
Why Store a Key Outside?
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While the safest solution is to just not put a key outside at all that isn’t always practical. With the way our house is currently we can’t get locked out, but we did get locked out of our old house a few times. I remember a few times growing up when we were grateful that my mother kept a spare key hidden outside as well. Things just happen and you don’t always have someone around that can help you get back in when you’re locked out.
Having kids that have to come home from school by themselves is another good reason to use a rock key safe hider or to have some other type of key hiding device around. Working in the schools I can’t tell you how many kids have told me that they misplaced their house key. It seriously happens all the time. Sometimes keeping a key outside is a far better solution than sending it to school with your child!
A Rock Key Safe Hider and 16 Other Items for Hiding Keys Outside
All of these outdoor key hiding items were chosen by me for you (and me). Click on the item’s picture to learn more about the product or to order it from Amazon!
Yard and Garden Key Holders
A rock key safe hider is a good camouflage way to hide a key outside, but there are also many other outdoor items that you can use to hide a key in. Check out all of these decorative items that can hide your key and possibly add some decoration to your yard!
RamPro Hide-a-Spare-Key Fake Rock – Looks & Feels like Real Stone – Safe for Outdoor Garden or Yard, Geocaching
Hide A Key Cash Hider Sprinkler Head, Key Holder Outdoor / Garden / Yard hiding Vault Case. Waterproof, Corrosion and Impact resistant
9.84″ Frog Key Hider & Welcome Sign Statue
Crab Key Hider
La Crosse Technology 104-114-Farm 13.5″ Round Thermometer with Key Hider
Ceramic Spare Key Dog Hider – Beagle – Puppy Pal Key Keeper by Ganz (Different dog breeds available)
Cute Napping Turtle Secret Stash Outdoor Key Hider Or Indoor Trinket Box by DWK
Wall Mounted Key Holders
Yard and garden key holders like the rock key safe hider are a great way to hide an extra key outside, but sometimes you want the added security of a true combination safe. These wall mounted key holders will give you just that. Attach them somewhere to the side of your house, lock your key inside, and you’re good to go!
OnePlus Push Button Combination Key Box Wall Mount Safe Storage Resettable for Indoors or Outdoors Home Garage (Black)
Master Lock 5401D Select Access Wall-Mounted Key Storage Box with Set-Your-Own Combination Lock
321 Locks LB-10 Realtor Key Lock Box Wall Mount Safe Vault with Waterproof Cover
Magnetic Key Holders
Magnetic key holders are an easy way to hide a key in hidden areas. Just attach the holder to a piece of metal that is hidden away and know that your key will stay there until you need it.
Magnetic Hide a Key Holder, Fits 3″ Inches Long Keys, Extra Super Strong Magnet, Good for Extra Spare Car Key, House Key, Warehouse Key, 100% Safe Compartment, (Pack of 3pc) – By Katzco
Master Lock 207D Large Magnetic Keycase
Lock Box Key Holders
Lock boxes aren’t really the best option for long time use because they usually hang from the door handle. This makes them a bit of an eyesore and just plain annoying. That being said they are a great way to safely keep a key outside when you need one out there now and again. I have used mine for when I had a contractor that needed to get in and work on the house, or when I was out of town and needed someone to get in and take care of my cat.
REALTOR KEY LOCK BOX Safe Vault With Combination 4 Pin Lock – Portable Realtor Mount Keys Outdoor Master Store keys 321 Locks – Door Handle or Chain Link Fence Mount – Heavy Duty Slimline Storage
Kingsley Guard-a-key Black Realtor’s Lockbox
REALTOR KEY LOCK BOX Safe vault -Combination 4 Pin Lock – Knob Mounted for Maximum Security – Master Heavy Duty Slimline Keys Storage System
A few years back I got to review a Stor-More Key Safe from WordLock. This is the lock box that I use when I need to leave a key outside for someone else. The lock is very easy to use, and very durable. What I love most of all is that it is easy to reset the combination for the lock. I mostly use it when I need to help other people get into my house, so being able to change the combination is really nice. Plus the combination you set is a word, so it’s really easy for other people to remember to help them get in.
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