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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

 From the team at Out and About Locksmith Canberra, we hope you have a safe and fun weekend! Don’t forget that we are available to help you out, whenever and wherever you need it! Whether it’s an emergency or just upgrading your home security, we can do it at a reasonable price. You can contact us for any other information you need!

 

 

Locking Yourself Out of the House – What To Do Next

Locking Yourself Out Of the House – What To Do Next

locksmith lock canberraWe’ve all been there. That sinking feeling you get when you close a door behind you, or it blows shut unexpectedly and it locks….and in that instance you realise you left your keys inside.

Depending on your situation, if you want to try and find a way to gain access to your property, there’s a few things to try.

First thing to do is not panic.

Secondly, assess the situation. Is anyone in danger? If small children are locked inside or you are vulnerable, disregard the following and contact your local emergency services.

If there is nobody in danger, the next thing to consider is if anyone else has a key to your property? A partner or housemate? Landlord or real estate agent? Give them a call and see if they can let you in or borrow a spare key to retrieve your own keys.

The next few suggestions, will unfortunately prove if you can get access to your house this way, a thief can too. Not great for security, but it might be end of your troubles.

Did you leave a window unlocked? Can you remove the door knob? This will only work if there isn’t a deadbolt on the door.

If all else fails Out and About Locksmiths Canberra are here to help!

 

Don’t Get Locked Out Again

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.

Digital Locks

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.

Apart from calling us, you can contact us here.

Trustworthy Locksmith

It’s important to choose a Trustworthy Locksmith, to feel comfortable with the company and technician who will be providing you with their locksmith services. At Out and About Locksmith we strive to be trusted and offer 100% satisfaction guaranteed. These services will require access to your home, vehicle and your business which means it’s critical to choose a locksmith you can trust.

Call Out and About Locksmiths for a Trustworthy Locksmith.

Here are a few tips for selection criteria:

  • Make sure company is Insured and has a licence.
  • S.C.E.C (Security Construction and Equipment Committee) certified employees.
  • Be wary of locksmith companies that answer calls with generic phrases like “locksmith services” rather than a specific name.
  • Ask for identification when locksmith arrives – Don’t be afraid to do this as there reaction to your request will immediately tell you if they are legit and will make  believe you are to be taken seriously.
  • Get an estimated Quote before work begin. This is highly important, if you get an estimate before beginning then the Locksmith can’t just throw out high paying price once they finish the job. Most Reliable Companies will have a free quote section on there websites.
  • If you are locked out, be cautious of companies that recommend or insist on drilling or replacing your lock upfront. Most experienced locksmiths have the skills and tools to unlock almost any door.
  • Legitimate locksmiths will arrive in a clearly marked vehicle and an employee in a uniform.
  • You trust your friends right? Get a recommendation of a Locksmith they have used in the past that has been a successful service.
  • If you also have friends who have had bad experiences with locksmiths then learn from their mistakes, see where they went wrong in deciding on which company they use.

Out and About Locksmiths Canberra is here to help with all your locksmith needs!

Locked out?

How to get into your Home

Credit Card Lock Pick

When you are locked out here’s a method you can try. To do this method, you are obviously going to need a credit card. Try to choose a card that you don’t mind if it breaks such as an expired gift card. First of all, what you want to do is insert the chosen card between the door frame and the door where the latch is, Then hold the card perpendicular to the door and begin to wiggle the card side to side. While your pushing, start to bend the card the opposite way from the doorknob, this will slide the latch away from the door jam. If you do end up unlocking the door, call Out and About Locksmiths. You have just shown how easy it is to get into your home.

Remove the Door Knob

Most door knobs have the mounting screws hidden, but if you take a look closer at the door knob you will be able to see a small hole. Using a thin piece of metal or even a pin, insert the pin into the hole and start applying pressure. Keep pushing the pin and while your doing that start to twisting the door knob with your other hand until the door knob is removed.

Call a Locksmith

When all else fails, it may be time to throw in the towel and call a local locksmith. Out and About Locksmiths are perfect for getting into your locked home, call them on 0431 515 640.

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