Lockout is a common occurrence in homes but one thing is clear. If you can find a way to gain access into your home without the key, chances are high that a burglar can also gain access into it. Apart from that, there are some locks that cannot be bypassed no matter how you try.
Sometimes when you encounter a lockout, you will begin to tamper with the lock and the door. You may eventually gain access into your home but you may have damaged a lot of things. It will cost you a lot of money to fix.
In fact, you may need the services of a locksmith to fix it. So, the question is, if you eventually have to call a locksmith to fix your damaged lock, why can’t you call the locksmith immediately you realized you have been locked out? As they say, prevention is always better and cheaper than cure. The best way to handle a lockout is to prevent it or make preparations for it.
Here are some important tips.
Install and electronic lock
If you can afford it, you can install an electronic door. These doors require access code or thumbprint to gain access into your home. This kind of lock does not require a key. So the issue of misplacing your key can be ruled out completely in this situation.
All it requires is an access code that is in your home. Another advantage of this kind of lock is that the code can be changed once you suspect that someone else already has it.
Call a locksmith
When you get locked out, it will become an emergency issue and it could be at the dead of the night. Even if you know how to gain access into your home, where will you get the tools you need at that time? This is why you need to search for the nearest locksmith to you.
If you are lucky to have a locksmith that runs 24-hour service near you, he is the one you should call in case of a lockout. However, if the nearest locksmith to your home does not run 24-hour service, no problem. It means you need to get the contacts of two different locksmiths.
You will get the contact of the nearest locksmith to you and you will also get the contact of the nearest 24-hour locksmith to you. In case of a lockout, the time will determine the one to call. If it is within the service hours of the nearest locksmith to you, then you should call him straight away.
On the other hand, if it occurs within the non-service hours of the nearest locksmith to you, you can then call the other locksmith that runs 24-hour service. The most important thing is to get their contacts now, not when your lock packs up or when you are locked out.