The 7 Most Common Emergency Locksmith Situations

The 7 Most Common Emergency Locksmith Situations

Posted on June 22, 2022 by A-1

Famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin once said, “to appropriately respond to an emergency requires a very clear mind, to cooly analyze what the observations are and how to fix it.” This applies to all sorts of emergency situations, from health-related incidents to locksmithing.

Whether you’re locked out of your car on the side of the road or you broke your only house key in the middle of the night, there are a variety of emergency locksmith situations that are best handled by someone experienced with a cool head. Here are seven of the most common ones we’ve seen.

  1. House Lockout

One emergency situation we see often is when you’re locked out of your home. This often happens when you don’t have access to a cell phone or other keys and can be especially problematic if anyone is still inside (particularly young children). As long as a 911 call isn’t warranted, an emergency locksmith can handle this situation in a jiffy.

  1. Auto Lockout

Likewise, an emergency locksmith can travel to your location if you’re locked out of your vehicle. This can be annoying if it’s at your home or business, but it’s more dangerous when it happens on the side of the road. Get to a safe distance from traffic before you call a professional.

  1. Business Lockout

People get locked out of their businesses just like they do their homes. While many businesses have backup keys and access points, this can create an emergency situation if there are time urgencies resulting from needing to open your business on time or from having an immediate need to access something inside.

  1. Broken/Lost Key

Keys break for a variety of reasons, but it usually happens while the key is inserted into a lock, thus breaking off and rendering the lock temporarily unusable. Unless you’re a lock-picking expert, call an emergency locksmith to get a new key and access the lock again. 

  1. Broken Lock

Similar to the above situation, locks can break just like keys. But it’s more difficult to fix a broken lock than retrieve a broken key, so consider giving a professional locksmith a call before a DIY repair attempt (especially if it’s timely). 

  1. Access to Important Items

If you have a safe, drawer or other area where you keep important items/documents, an emergency locksmith may be a good solution if you can’t access them. This is especially true if you need to use the items or documents the same day.

  1. Safety/Security Concerns

Finally, other scenarios can benefit from the convenience of having an emergency locksmith check it out. For example, you might be on vacation and are alerted to a security concern. Or, you might see signs of a burglar’s attempt to enter your home or vehicle. Either way, immediately changing out locks or keys can give you peace of mind, even when you aren’t there physically.

If you’re in need of an emergency locksmith, contact A-1 Locksmith today!

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