It is safe to say that at some point in life most people will have experienced being locked out of a property. This can be an incredibly frustrating experience, not only have you just discovered that your keys have been lost or stolen but now you have no way of gaining entry to your property. Luckily, help is never far away, one call to a good local locksmith can have you back into your property without causing any damage to the existing door or frame and even change the locks if necessary.
Our team at Lock It Security have put together a short guide on what you can do if your locked out of your property to hopefully make this experience a little less stressful for you.
Alternative Entry Points – First things first, have a quick look around your property to see if you can gain entry to your property without using the front door for example you may have left the back door unlocked, or maybe an open ground floor window if it is safe to do so. If you do manage to get into your property then you have passed the first hurdle so you can start focusing on retracing your step and try and find your keys. If you have no look finding your keys or you fear they may have been stolen then you can call out your local locksmith to come change the locks so you k now that it is only you that has access to your property.
Spare Keys – Much like the first step, have a think back to whether you have given a close friend or relative a spare key to your property, if you have then you can call them to come and let you in so then you can focus on finding your keys or again call a locksmith to come and change the locks so you have piece of mind that no one else has a key to your property.
Carry ID – Most people do carry some form of ID with them at all times, but if you are one of the few that doesn’t then it could be a good idea to start. If you do ever get locked out of your property, then any good locksmith will ask to see some sort of ID to prove that the property they are letting you into is in fact yours. The reason for this is simple, if they didn’t ask for proof that you lived they’re then a burglar could just call a locksmith to let them into a house they want to gain entry to and they can then go and help themselves to your belongings.!!
Use A Reliable Locksmith – Although you want to get back in your property as quickly as possible it is worth doing a bit of research before you call a locksmith. Unfortunately, there are a lot of national locksmith companies out there that are known for overcharging and poor workmanship! So, it’s worth checking online reviews or even ask friends or family for a recommendation before you make the call.
If you are locked out of your property or having problems with your lock or key and need a reliable locksmith, then contact Lock It Security today – 02380 453 539 or 07887 407 319