Like our name states, we at Risk Management Development Group are committed to helping you assess and reduce the level of risk to your home security. To do this, we perform what’s called a home physical security audit, in which we test various safety features such as the strength of your doors and frames, the quality of your locks, and the consistency of your locking habits. One of the most common weaknesses this process reveals is the practice of hiding your key outside. In this article, we’ll go over more about why this is terrible for your home security to help you make more informed choices in your security habits.
In our experience here at RMDG, people tend to hide their keys outside because they either want to avoid getting locked out, or they want to avoid having to have additional copies made for each person who needs to access their home. While this practice may give you some small level of convenience, the reality of the matter is that you are making your home vulnerable to potential intruders. To put it simply, there is no foolproof hiding place you could devise that criminals won’t look in, and the convenience you gain isn’t worth the security risk that comes with it. Robbers have seen the same ads for hollow rocks that you have, and they’ll be able to figure it out.
We at RMDG hope that this article convinces you to adopt better security habits. If you are interested in learning how to increase your home security even more, we encourage you to reach out to our team.