A place to hide a spare key that’s not a plastic rock


Having a spare key available in case you lose yours is a good idea, but not so good if you just “hide” the key under the door mat or in one of those plastic rocks that just scream “key inside!”.  The Sprinkler Head Hide-a-Key will blend in with the other sprinkler heads in your landscaping, so it won’t be so obvious to the bad guys.  It looks real because it’s made from a real sprinkler head, and it’s waterproof to protect your keys or whatever you choose to hide.  It’s $7.69 at Amazon.

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5 comments… add one
  • Tetsubo March 7, 2014, 1:46 pm

    I was locked out of my home for the first time a few months ago. It took two hours to get a key from my wife. To avoid this situation occurring again I put a spare key in my car trunk. I keep a tool box in there. I also keep a spare car key in my wallet. So now to be locked out of my home I have to forget my house keys, forget my car keys AND forget my wallet. If all that happens, the Fates themselves want me locked out of my house.

  • Lex March 7, 2014, 4:35 pm

    I have a family member with one of these – and no sprinkler system. 🙂 Covered with a little dirt and it looks innocuous in the yard. They got theirs at Lowe’s.

  • Andrew Baker March 7, 2014, 6:41 pm

    I did this a few years ago. Used a real sprinkler from Lowes.

  • Paul March 10, 2014, 9:49 am

    To increase security you can do what we do: hide a key to your garage (or shed) outside, and then hide a key to the house in the garage. Even if someone finds the hidden key it won’t get them into the house, and there are hundreds of places in a garage where you can hide a house key.

  • Yeppers March 10, 2014, 12:15 pm


    That’s similarto what I do although I am a bit of a security freak so I have a key to a place with a key to a place with the front door key!!

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