In my industry I spent a lot of time chatting with customers as I am invited to review their security requirements. The very minute I walk in through the front door it is blatantly obvious that sometime keys are left in patio, back and side doors.
When asking the client why they keep the keys in the door, the normal response is It makes it easier to find the keys when they may need to use the door.
In reality, however, what you are actually doing is showing to a potential thief or burglar that they have escape avenues should they ever get caught inside the property. the more options you give a thief the more chance he will think you will be a safe bet to burgle.
One of the distinct advantages with leaving keys in the doors is that if there is a fire the last thing you want to be doing is fumbling for keys when your home is full of smoke.
With that in mind we must find a compromise and we would recommend that a spare set of keys are kept in a safe place within the home on the route of escape, in some application and types of houses maybe more than one bunch of keys may be used so you don't have to double back as you escape the property.
Think about how to get out, we have found however, that increasingly people are looking at keying alike the locks in their homes so the key on their bunch of keys will fit any lock that you may have on any final exit door and therefore, you will never need to keep a key in a door ever again.
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