What to do when locked out of your home


Have you ever noticed that you are locked out of your home at night or when it is inconvenient? The feeling of being locked out is frustrating and confusing, and people wonder what they should do. A few things to do when you are locked out of your home include:

Call someone

Usually, many people give their family members or friends a spare key to their home for situations like this. When locked out, therefore, call a person who has a spare key and arrange to pick it up. If you live in an apartment complex, you can call the proprietor to let you into your home. While the thought of handing someone your spare keys may be unsettling, it is useful for emergencies. 

When stranded at night, it is wise to ask a neighbour for help. It may impose an inconvenience, but it is more ideal than staying in the cold to wait for help. 

Home's perimeter

You can also take a walk around your house and look for any open windows or doors to allow you entry. If you find an open window, ensure you are careful to avoid tripping, falling and injuring yourself. While leaving your doors or windows unlocked is a bad idea, it can be helpful in emergencies. This is not usually an option for individuals who live in an apartment complex. 

Call an emergency locksmith

If you have no spare keys lent out and can't find access points to your home, you should call an emergency locksmith. You can find the nearest one with a quick internet search. Emergency locksmiths are flexible in that they are available at any time. They can break into your home and replace the lock to ensure your safety. It takes a few minutes, and their services are usually affordable. They can also create a new set of keys to ensure your old lost keys will not let a stranger into your home. Calling an emergency locksmith is the best option as they are fast and prevent damage to your door. 

Preventing a future lockout

An emergency locksmith can also arrange to install a smart lock the following day. This tip ensures that you are never locked out of your home again. Smart locks are connected to mobile devices that allow entry into a home through the devices. Smart locks allow you to customise codes for family members and even staff. You can also opt for a keypad lock that uses a passcode. 


26 September 2019

Locks, Keys and Safe: Updates on Crime and Hacks

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