Have you ever been locked out of your own home? It can be embarrassing, and even dangerous. This can be a stressful and inconvenient situation, and it takes time and hassle to get back inside. Here at Out and About Locksmiths, we’ve put together some precautions you should take to avoid this.
Keep Track of Your Keys
This is a straightforward point. Use a system to keep your keys in the same place all the time, for example a key hook by the door.
Develop a Checking Habit
To ensure you never forget important items when leaving the house, make a mental note every time. For example: “I’ve got my wallet, keys and phone”. You will find this greatly reduces the chances of locking yourself out. You can even say this out loud if it helps reduce your anxiety about forgetting.
Hold Your Keys in Your Hand
If you’ve forgotten something inside the house and return to grab it, keep the keys in your hand – don’t put them down on a table or you might forget to pick them back up before you leave again.
Back Up Your Keys
Pre-emptively distribute spare keys amongst friends, neighbours, and family whom you trust. This makes getting back inside a breeze. You can just make a call or take a short walk and you’re back inside. You can also keep a spare key at work or in your car.
An alternative to keys is digital locks. They are secure, convenient, and easy for a qualified locksmith to install. They can be programmed with different entry codes.
Spare Key Safe
Never just hide a spare key outside your house. This makes it far too easy for intruders to get in. A good option is a wall-mounted safe. These tough, coded containers are a safe backup option.
Although being locked out can be an emergency and we’ve all done it, following some of these pointers should drastically reduce or eliminate the likelihood of it happening again. Make sure you put our number in your phone – 0431 515 640. This way you will always have someone to turn to just in case.
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