A look ahead: Who else has a key to your home? - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

A look ahead: Who else has a key to your home?

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(WMC-TV) - An Action News 5 investigation reveals the key to your front or back door could be the key to danger!

On Monday, we will reveal a little known secret about some of the most popular locks for sale at Mid-South stores.

When you buy a mass produced lock, the chances are very good that someone else has the key to your home.

Lock expert Glen Peifer says most big box retailers only carry a limited number of different keys for each brand of locks they sell.

"It just doesn't make sense when you buy a lock and someone else has a key to it, period," said locksmith Glen Peifer. "I would like to know that my key is the only one that fits the lock."

Our close look at home security could lead you to making changes in your own home.

See what the Action News 5 Investigators uncovered... what you need to know and what steps you can take to protect yourself.

"Key to Danger" airs Monday at 10 p.m.

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