20 October 2021

What to do if you’re locked out of your home or business?

House and car keys hanging up in house

We’ve likely all experienced that panicky moment as you rifle through your pockets and bag only to realise you don’t have your keys. You check your door and sure enough it’s locked, what next? If you’re lucky enough to have a family member close by with a spare key then you can continue your day with a problem, however if you discover you are indeed locked out, it might be time to call an experienced locksmith to help you out of this sticky situation.

I’ve lost my keys, what happens next?

It’s important to establish if you have in fact lost your keys, did you accidentally leave them inside the house? When you’re in a rush it’s easy to dash out the house leaving your keys sitting peacefully on the sideboard. If this is the case you might need to call on a partner or family member with a spare key to let you back in. 

If this is a regular occurrence we’d recommend getting a spare set of keys cut and hiding in a safe secure place on your property. Using a key safe in a well hidden area of your back garden is ideal, it’s important to remember to ensure you’re not being watched when taking the key out of it’s designated hiding spot. 

Misplaced your keys 

The stomach churning moment you realise you’ve lost your keys is possible from time to time. This frustrating moment is often accompanied by re-tracing your recent steps, calling shops or cafes you’ve frequented in the past few hours, or filing a missing property form at your local police station. If you don’t have access to a spare set of keys or need to enter your property urgently then it’s at this point it’s time to call your local locksmith. 

A locksmith is often the last resort after exhausting all other opinions, however in the event of an emergency a locksmith will allow you access to your property whilst also securing the property with a new lock system. 

Secure your home 

If you’ve lost your keys it’s important to secure your home, without knowing whose hands your keys have fallen into it’s recommended that you replace your locks to secure your property.

Call us today on 01603 409181 for more information.

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