When You Are Locked Out With No Keys

If you've just been out with your family and friends for the night, only to get home, put your hand into your pocket to get your door key out and find nothing, it has dawned on you that you have lost your door keys. Maybe you have a spare set, but they're inside the house. That leaves you in a situation where you need to find a way into the house. Luckily, there are a few things that you can do.

Where Do You Start?

Logic states you should have a look around to see if you have left a window open. If you take a look around and find nothing, that leaves you with only a few choices. Sure, you could break in. But, if you do that, it would mean buying a new window. Breaking in late at night would mean that your only immediate solution is to board it up until you can get new window fitted. So the only other option is to find a lockout service that can help you

What You Need To Know About Locksmiths

There are a lot of 24-hour lockout services available to help you. However, you should be prepared for the fact that there could be a call-out fee even before they look at the lock. Then, you'll have their time to pay for in addition. It is worth the money though if you find yourself locked out with no way in.

What Will You Need?

You may need to prove who you are and that you do live at the address you are claiming to be locked out of. This is just for safety, as for all the locksmith knows, you could be someone trying to break in while the owners are out. Be prepared to show identification to prove who you are and your address.

In addition, you might need to have a bank card on you to pay a deposit. These deposits are taken to ensure that the locksmith is going to get paid for the service they are providing.

What Will They Do To Get You In?

There's no way to know the exact method they may use, as each locksmith will have their method of choice. But there is a chance you will need a new lock, which they will supply and fit.

It is always a good idea to leave a key with someone, like a neighbour, that you can trust. That can save you in case something like this were to happen. Another good thing to consider is an outdoor key safe. This will also be helpful if one day you were to need medical help and were unable to get to the door to let them in, as you can give them the code when you call so they can let themselves in.