Have you ever been locked out of your home?
I bet you have, at one stage or another.
It may not have even been your fault.
Changes are you answered Yes – it happens to even the best of us!
If not then consider yourself one of the lucky ones.
- You must have a bullet proof system where you always double or triple check you have your keys before you leave the house.
- Or maybe you have a spare key hidden somewhere outside your building.
- Or maybe you use a combination lock so you can never lose your key – but then what happens if you forget the combination?
Whether you have or haven’t ever locked yourself out the chances are you have, or will at some stage in the future. Lost keys, forgotten combinations and even stolen property can all result in the same outcome. You are locked out of your home.
But not just any locksmith. When you are up against a wall and locked out you always want someone who is close by, is relatively inexpensive and has great customer service skills. After all, every time I have been in a lockout situation I have found it to be at the most oddest of times. Normally I am in a rush and being locked out is causing me to be running even more late for my appointment or schedule.
A quality local locksmith is never too far away and can normally get to you in about 30-60 mins, depending on traffic and other jobs. Your locksmith should have a service van which houses all his tools, blank keys and equipment for cutting new keys, rekeying locks and installing new locking and security systems.
Your mobile, local locksmith also needs to be available 24 hours 7 days a week. Reason being is that you never know when you might run into a lock out situation. Its not something anyone ever plans and can strike ant any time.
A good locksmith understands the pain and embarrassment you experience when you lock yourself out. For whatever reason.
But if your keys have been stolen then this needs to be taken into consideration too. For example – what are the changes of the person who stole you keys knowing your address? If you do not change your locks or rekey the locks to fit new keys, this thief could break into your house with your own stolen keys.
This is where a professional locksmith really comes in handy. They will have all the tools necessary to complete this job so that you can remove any possibility that the thief can gain entry and steal more from you.
A good locksmith will also offer some sort of guarantee or warranty on their workmanship. Sure a simple lockout situation may only require picking the locks but what happens if the lock is damaged during the lock picking, and you do not discover this until days later? You always need some sort of guarantee.
So whenever you find yourself in a locked out situation just remember a local locksmith is always nearby to save the day or night!