Originally Posted by Waboman
A key under the flower pot? Do people really do this? Or is it just a Portand thang?
You'd be surprised at the places people think are clever places to hide a house key. People hide them under door mats, under rocks or sculptures, inside fake rocks, under flower pots, inside flower pots, on the tops of door frames and even in those mailboxes mounted next to the front door. I've even known people to just store it between the inside and storm doors.
People always think they've found a place a thief won't look for it. Trust me, if there's a place someone has ever hidden a key, a thief has thought of it.
It seems like I never see anyone on TV using a key safe. You screw it into the door frame (between the doors if you have a storm door) and someone would pretty much have to rip the door frame apart to get the key since the safe is pretty much indestrucable. I've actually used mine a couple of times. I don't carry my house keys with me since I have a garage with an opener, so I've had to get into my place using the key in the safe when the power was out and I couldn't raise the overhead door.