Emergency lockout services: what to do when you're locked out of your home

Updated February 7th, 2023

Written by Jeff Seymour

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Finding yourself locked out of your home or office can be frustrating and stressful, especially if you have young children with you or elderly relatives. I have written this blog to set out some dos and don'ts when locked out.

Here's what to do if you find yourself locked out of your home:

  • Work out why you're locked out, as the locksmith will ask where the keys are. Locked out has many variants as to why you are locked out. For example, have the keys been lost? Have you left a key in the back of the lock? Or have you closed the door, and your keys are in the property? Has the lock failed?

  • Stay calm and call a professional locksmith. Ether use Google to search for a local locksmith or use a reputable platform to search. Always check the company reviews before calling.

  • The locksmith will ask you some easy questions, like what is the door made from, wooden or Upvc? And where are the keys? This will make it easier for the locksmith to determine what type of lock they need to pick to get you back inside as quickly as possible.

  • Give the locksmith your address, contact information, and where you will be. Sometimes if it's cold or raining, you can call on a neighbour to ask if you can wait inside whilst the locksmith is on their way.

  • Ask the locksmith for a price and a time of arrival. This can vary depending on the time of day and where you are. Ask the locksmith if they can gain entry by picking the lock. Using a reputable locksmith can save you time and money because a professional locksmith should be able to gain entry without causing any damage to the property, including the lock.

Using a reliable locksmith can provide you with peace of mind. In addition, knowing that you have a trusted professional available to help in an emergency can give you confidence and help you feel secure in your home.

On the other hand, trying to unlock the door yourself or calling an inexperienced locksmith can be risky. Without the proper training and tools, you may damage the lock or even make it possible to open the door. This can lead to even more stress, inconvenience, and additional costs for repairs or replacements.

Overall, having a reliable emergency locksmith on hand is essential for ensuring that you can quickly and safely access your home in the event of a lockout. At Locksmith Direct, we are dedicated to providing top-quality emergency lockout services to our customers, so you can trust that you are in good hands. So if you need a locksmith in Southampton, Winchester or Cambridge, give Locksmith Direct a call now.

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Jeffrey Seymour

Jeffrey Seymour is a renowned locksmith known for his exceptional skills in the field of locksmithing and security. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, he has a passion for helping people secure their homes and businesses, and his knowledge and expertise in the latest security technologies and techniques have made him a sought-after expert in the industry. Jeffrey's attention to detail and commitment to providing high-quality service has earned him a reputation as one of the best locksmiths in the business. He continues to educate himself on the latest advancements in the field and is dedicated to providing his clients with the best possible service and protection.

Updated February 7th, 2023

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