Build A Convincing Hide-A-Key Out Of PVC Pipe Parts

Getting locked out of your house is the worst. Having a hide-a-key can help, but you need to make sure it doesn't look too conspicuous. This setup looks just like some plain old piping on the side of the house.

In this video, the HouseholdHacker YouTube channel shows you how to creatively disguise your house key in plain sight, and for fairly cheap. Once you have the PVC piping and other supplies suggested in the video, dig a hole out by the side of your house — or maybe even in your backyard — and set it up so it looks like some piping that goes into the side of your house. Just make sure it's all flush, or it will look pretty obvious.

Check out the link below to get a complete list of the materials you need. If this setup doesn't work you, there's always a great way to reuse an old medicine bottle.

How to Hide a House Key and Never Get Locked Out Again! [YouTube]


    Great Idea.... But I use a hidden key with a resetable keycode.

    I know where it is but if you would have a difficult time finding it, and if you managed that you would need a blow touch to get into it (destroying the key in the process)

    Since its lockable I can give the code to someone I want to allow in my house (without giving them the key) and reset it after.

    Last edited 28/02/15 5:53 pm

    Well it may have been convincing... until this article. I have always found the best examples of these types of "hide away" examples are even better when only the person who thought it up knows about it...

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