It’s not funny to be locked out. It can happen for different reasons. You left your key inside, the lock is jammed, and you just stand there, locked out and panic sets in! And if you can’t find a solution on time, it turns to anger. We’ve all been there and it’s not a great place to be.
What can you do?
You could be tempted to try out your tricks, make a hole in the door, or break the window, but these can cost you more. In any case, they are not permanent solutions. So what can you do to make sure you never get locked out again?
Check your Keys before You Leave
Are you about to leave the house? Wait, is your key with you? Check it before you leave. The common reason you could get locked out is if you forget your key at home. You could be in a rush to get to work or drop the kids at school that you dash out without picking up your key.
Slow down. Start now and, for the next twenty-one to thirty days, make conscious efforts to check that your keys are in your purse or briefcase before you leave. It may look challenging initially, but it’ll help you get used to keeping your key handy.
Make Spare Keys
Having just a single key is not a great idea. Yes, it will reduce the likelihood of it falling into the wrong hands, but it also means you’re vulnerable to a lockout if gets lost, misplaced or you forgot it at home. A spare key will spare you the trouble of a lockout.
Contact us at Colorado Springs Locksmith today to make a factory-type duplicate of your key. You can then share with trusted friends and family so that you can retrieve your key whenever you’re in a fix.
Alternatively, you can keep a spare key in your wallet or purse for easy access when your friends and family are not available.
Replace Bad Locks
The keys aren’t always the problem; your door lock could keep you out too. If the doorknob is misaligned or the deadbolt is stuck, there’s little your key can do to get you inside. Replacing such a lock will ensure that you don't get locked out again. Call us today if you are looking for premium lock replacement services at affordable rates.
Upgrade to Smart and Keyless Locks
Are you struggling with keys and door locks? Go smart with keyless locks. With these locks, you won’t have to worry about places to hide your key, people to share your spare keys with, or whether you've forgotten your key.
If you can afford a keyless lock, you may find a keypad combination lock useful. It’s a popular choice now, but you can also lookout for a sleek fingerprint lock as an alternative. Whichever one you choose, be sure it’s of the right type and quality for your door.
Call a Local Mobile Locksmith
If you are still unsure about what to do to avoid getting locked out again, call us Colorado Springs Locksmith today. Our experienced hands will guide you through practical steps to ensure that you never get locked out again.