What to Do in a Home Lockout Situation

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We hear it all the time, you step outside your house for just a minute to get the mail, and the door shuts behind you. Now, you find yourself stuck outside with no way to get back into your own home! How frustrating!

We are constantly receiving calls from individuals who are locked out of their homes, sometimes from the same clients again and again. While we are proud to have a solid base of return customers, we know that you don’t want to be dishing out dollar after dollar of your hard-earned money for something as avoidable as a home lockout.

Take Preventative Measures

If you find yourself locked out of your home and you want to help insure that it won’t happen again if you can help it, there are several things you can do to help yourself. Firstly, you could ask us to make a duplicate set of keys. By leaving a spare set of keys by a trusted neighbor or friend, you can relax knowing that even if you do lock yourself out of your home again, you won’t be stuck. You can also choose to hide your extra key somewhere on your property. If you do decide to stash your house key somewhere, do it intelligently. Leaving an extra key under your front door mat or in your mailbox is just silly; as it will be the first place a burglar will look for it, so get creative!

If you don’t feel comfortable leaving a key by a neighbor, and you don’t want it lying about your property, or if you have children living at home who constantly lose their keys and you want to rectify the situation for once and for all, ask your 247 LA locksmith to install a combination lock, or a keyless entry system on your front or back door. These systems are ideal for houses where many people live under one roof, because it will eliminate the need for having a bunch of keys circling throughout the city and everyone who needs to will have a way of getting into your home easily. 

First Time You’re Locked Out?

If this is your first time getting locked out of your home, you don’t need to worry. Locksmiths are available to help you out at all hours of the day or night. All you need to do is call and a certified locksmith will come on over and help you out. When communicating with a locksmith over the phone, it’s always a good idea to let him or her know that you are locked out so that it’s clear that you need help right away. If you are locked out of your house or apartment late at night and you are worried about waiting outside alone, you can always call the police and let them know that you are locked out and need their assistance. In case of emergencies, such as being locked out while there’s a child stuck inside on her own, the police can even break through your front door or window as a last resort.

What Customers Say About Us

Tyler Goodman
Wilshire Blvd

My office is in Los Angeles and I often need to meet people. So the day my office door stopped to work, I was both sad and upset. My secretary called for me 247 Los Angeles Locksmiths and I was pleased from the fast job and professional education the guy from Locksmiths have. My work day was safe!

Sophia Tucker
98th Street

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Central Ave

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