4 Ways to Avoid a Residential Lockout This Summer
Summer is full of activities – often times, with many people coming and going from your home. As such, there’s a chance you may get locked out of your home, locked inside your home, break a lock or lose your keys. If any of these situations occur, you’ll need residential lockout services. But what if you could avoid these situations from happening in the first place?
Whether you’re heading out for a vacation or hosting a Fourth of July party, here are some ways to avoid an unexpected residential lockout this summer.
1. Maintain Existing Locks
Hundreds of homeowners in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex alone need to have their locks repaired (or new locks installed) every week. Why? Like many depreciable items in your home, locks can break. If this happens while you’re out in the hot summer heat, you may not be able to get inside. Whether it’s your deadbolt, lock cylinder, strike plate or a broken key inside your lock, a reputable locksmith company can make sure your locks and its components are in tip-top shape.
2. Safely Store Spare Keys
If you have an extra set of keys, you can store it in a safe place by your home. The mailbox and under the mat are NOT safe places. Instead, try to think of a place where burglars wouldn’t typically look, such as a fake rock. Or, better yet, give an extra set of keys to a neighbor, friend or family member you trust. Then they’ll be able to help if you get locked out of your home.
3. Have Extra Keys Made
So what happens if you don’t have an extra set of keys? Well, get some made, of course! The best locksmiths can create and duplicate house keys of any type. Whether it’s for your front door, mailbox, side door, car, garage or anything else with a lock, an extra set of keys can come in handy. Then, you can stash it safely or give it to a trusted person, as mentioned in the previous tip.
4. Invest In a Smart Lock
If you already have an extra set of keys hidden safely and all your locks are maintained, maybe it’s time for an upgrade? By installing a smart lock that can only be accessed via a combination, bluetooth device or multi-tool, you’re not only adding convenience — you’re giving yourself peace of mind as well. You can even choose the level of security you’d like with your new lock, so it really is a smart decision.
If you’re in need of residential lockout services in Dallas-Fort Worth, give the A-1 Locksmith team a call today at 972-284-7500.