What Is Your Home Lockout Plan?

Every home-owner should be prepared with a lockout plan that they can turn to in case they are locked out. This plan should include what to if the entire family is locked out, or if one of the kids is locked out when getting home from school. Below are a few things to consider when putting together your home lockout plan.

Spare Sets Of Keys

First on the list, consider who you can keep a spare set of keys wicommercial-emergency-locksmith-torontoth such as a trusted friend of family member. Also consider who has a spare set of keys you can pick up, such as a contractor, pet sitter, or old room-mate. Call or stop by to pick-up your spare set, but don’t forget to return the key so that you can call again if you need to.

Hide A Key Externally

You can hide a key externally, but not somewhere too obvious. There are many hide-a-key products on the market, but thieves know what to look for, so consider hiding your hide-a-key somewhere remote. In other words, not next to your front door. A few great places to consider include behind a shrub, inside a potted plant, or you could also place a coded lock box somewhere secure.

 Make Sure Your Kids Know Who To Call

Make sure that your kids know what to do when locked out, such as who to call, or what neighbour’s house they can go to until you come home. Talk to them about the importance of asking for help, otherwise they may try to take things into their own hands. For example, they might attempt to pick your lock, or climb in through an open window.

Have A Locksmith Programmed In Your Phone

If you can’t access a spare set of keys, or your locks are broken or damaged you will need to call a residential locksmith to help you get back in and to repair or replace any broken or damaged locks.

Action Locksmiths is a 24-hour commercial locksmith serving the Scarborough area. Reach out to them for any and all of your emergency locksmith needs!

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What To Do When You Are Locked Out Of Your House

We have all been there. We arrive home, only to find that our keys are nowhere in sight. Try to remain calm, and turn to the 3 tips below to get back in your home safe and sound.

Check All Of Your Doors And Windows

As careful as you and your family may be when it comes to securing youcommercial-locksmith-scarboroughr home, you may not be quite as careful as you imagine. Before you get too stressed out, take a walk around your home to see if you can easily open or get into any of your first floor windows or doors. Keep safety top of mind, and do not attempt to crawl through a window that is not safe, sound, or on ground level.

Take A Few Minutes

Before you really begin stressing out, take a few minute to think about who you can call. You might have a spare set of keys with a neighbour, friend, or family member. Also consider any contractors you might be able to reach out to, such as your cleaning service, babysitter, or pet sitter. Also check with other family members to see if they might have placed a hide-a-key somewhere that you are unaware of.

Call Action Locksmiths—Toronto’s 24 Hour Commercial Locksmith

If all else fails, and you are not able to safely get back in your home, then it is time to call a commercial locksmith. Avoid the temptation to try to pick or jimmy your lock, as this is likely to result in costly damage—that if left unaddressed can compromise your locks.

Action Locksmiths is a trusted locksmith that has proudly served our community since 1975. Next time you are locked out, or simply in need of emergency services—give us a call at 416-261-1422.

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