Like most families, we keep a spare set of keys so she can let herself in, and so Alfie and I can let ourselves in on the occasions that we leave the keys in the house and lock ourselves out. I recognize the necessity of having those keys, but I'm well aware of the security risk. I know many people who actually do leave their keys under the doormat, under a flowerpot, in the mailbox (and a few that leave their door unlocked!), but we like to take better precautions.
If you have a latchkey kid like mine, a key safe is a great solution for giving her a secure way to get into the house. Your child doesn't have to carry house keys around in his or her backpack, where they can easily get lost; he or she can let themselves into their home by taking the spare key out of the key safe. All your child has to do is remember the combination to the key safe.
Of course, that's easier said than done, which is why WordLock's Stor-More Key Safe is so great. It's a small safe that can hold keys, cash, and credit cards. You can mount the Stor-More Key Safe to a wall or hang it on your front/back/side door knob or on a fence. Like all WordLock products, it uses a combination of letters, not numbers. The 4 dials offer 10,000 password choices for maximum security. You can set the combination to an easy-to-remember word so there's less chance of your child forgetting it! It doesn't have to be a word, it can be an acronym that your family uses, or anything that strangers won't easily guess. Whatever word you use, there's definitely one word the Stor-More will have you feeling: S-A-F-E. (Just don't use that word as your password!)
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Disclosure: As a member of the WordLock Parenting Council, I received product samples to review and give away. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.