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    I got burgled about 14years ago in town . There wasn't meany places/containers they didn't open and go through. Working on a farm i dont take my keys with me but if i going away i will take them

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    Have lots of ‘dummy’ ie useless keys hanging on your key hooks in house

    Spare safe keys? Screw them to the back of a drawer that will not be removed in a furniture upgrade lol

    The keys proper? On a hidden hook up inside a wardrobe where you have to feel, not see them

    My 2c worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Feed the spit ring around the Prince Albert when goin for that new years skinny dip with a few friends or doing a few laps at the pool ?
    Mate has a decent safe not toooo far away far away from there, but yes it's worth thinking about beforehand.. Left the missus' engagement ring in there (shortly before she got it ) when we were down a couple of years ago. Plus, my safe and the keys are still separated by nearly 900km when I'm down there. My most secure safe is combination jobbie, so can leave in there if necessary, but that's rare.
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    decoy safe with grenade rigged inside.
    Use enough gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    Have lots of ‘dummy’ ie useless keys hanging on your key hooks in house

    Spare safe keys? Screw them to the back of a drawer that will not be removed in a furniture upgrade lol

    The keys proper? On a hidden hook up inside a wardrobe where you have to feel, not see them

    My 2c worth
    and a few razor blades for untrained fingers....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    and a few razor blades for untrained fingers....
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    What do you do when the electronic lock runs out of sparks?
    I buy another handful of sparks. I thought everybody did that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
    I buy another handful of sparks. I thought everybody did that.
    I assumed (yes the mother of all fuck ups) that one could not gain access to the lock/batteries/electronics from the outside.....doesn't seem very secure compared to a key.
    However even a "E" safe is barely a minute to get into with no key or code but the tools for the job.....end of the day if they know you have what they want they will come tooled up not looking for keys or codes.
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    So am I the only one that puts the key in a slice of dog roll and feeds it to the Great Dane? It's a shit of a job cleaning the key when you need it though.
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    [QUOTE=veitnamcam;722648]Id recommend giving your spare set to a trusted relative or mate with a licence because.
    When the set you use is taken from your ute or you lose them or whatever and you cant find the set you put in a "safe place" 5 or 6 years ago you have to cut your way in and.
    You cark it or are no longer fit and proper at least the person you want to look after/inherit/sell etc can gain access without destroying stuff.
    As for hidey spots I am all ears.....totally impractical for me to have my keys on me all the time I would lose them once a week.[/QUOT
    I agree, my hunting buddy has my spare set, my wife knows he is to come and get my guns if anything happens to me. My key are always with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordite View Post
    Inside the safe..

    But seriously, hide the safe in the first place, never mind the keys!
    This is what I do as my safe has electronic lock, the spare keys are with my brother in another part of the country just in case something should happen to me he will look after my stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    Most burglaries where guns are taken that I know of, the keys have been found and safe opened. As soon as they see a safe they go all out looking for the keys. I know of a bunch of C-cat guns got stolen because the idiot thought that it was OK to hide the keys.

    If you don't want to carry your keys then put a keypad or combination lock on it. Kids are also mischievous little buggers and soon learn where you hide your keys.
    This is the kind of real world experience I was hoping for.
    If I could have my time again I would've bought a safe with a combination lock.

    Would keeping your keys on you pose a potential risk of if you loose your car key (spose doesn't happen to often) and someone undesirable finds them and gun cabinet key often stands out as being a bit different. I also have issue of the missus has FAL and between us we have a few different cars that we drive.
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    Most safes can be converted, a lot of the lock mounting systems are standardised, I did a killwell E-Cat safe and it took me about an hour.

    The chance of a person identifying your address by finding a set of keys is pretty slim, far more likely to find a hidden key during a burg. When I did carry mine I had them on a small carabiner so I could unclip them quickly.
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    On the machines I'm in charge of I keep a spare key but you need tools to get it from where it's hidden. Make your keys hard to find by hand/ tipping stuff out of turning over stuff. If it can't be found without removing/ dismantling something to get to it chances are It won't be found . It may take you a couple of minutes to get your keys but be almost impossible for someone else. A spare key with someone else is a great idea but it shouldn't be able to be easily traced back to you. At the end of the day giving one to someone else is giving them potential access. Americans have safety deposit boxes but I'm not sure if we have the same sort of thing here

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Unless you are building a new house how exactly do you even do that?
    One would need a rather large house custom built not to notice a extra thick gunsafe room wall between the bathroom and shitter for instance....spos you could buy an ex drug growing house with all the foundations taken out for the grow room underneath...be cheap but most of the crims would already know about it
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    Now, how DO you hide something that you can't hide? Make it look like something else.
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