A Quick Guide to Prevent and Handle a Residential Lockout Situation


Nothing is as scary as realizing you’re locked out of your house in the middle of the night. Losing or misplacing your house keys is quite common. Standing out of your home with no one around can be a frustrating experience. While it is impossible to eliminate the chances of encountering residential lockouts in your life, you can take a few steps to prevent them.

 Residential Lockout Situation

Remember, being hurried or impatient will not give you a faster solution. You must be calm, cautious, and smart to take action.

Here is what you have to be aware of to make the chances of your lockout less likely –

Be Prepared

The wisest preventive measure to come out of a lockout situation is to be prepared for it beforehand. Uncertainty is the second name for life, and you never know when a challenge comes your way. So, have a locksmith’s contact number handy for a lockout emergency. These skilled and qualified individuals will be there on your side when you need them the most.

Make Spare Keys

It is always best to ask your door lock professional to make spare keys you hand over to any friend or family member you rely on. That way, if you are accidentally locked out of the house, they can be available to help. However, if there are trust issues, you better keep the extra keys hidden in a safe place, such as your wallet or purse. It will be accessible for you and even easy to find.

Repair or Replace Current Keys

You will be amazed that not all home lockouts result from key loss or misplacement. Many lockout cases reported in the city yearly are due to key breaks, as lock keys wear out with time. Thus, it is best to have them repaired or replaced before you damage them to the extent that you get locked out of your home. Your locksmith can help you look into this matter.

Avoid Panic

I understand that dealing with lockouts can be stressful and panicking. But being unable to control your anxious emotions can hamper your problem-solving ability or even alert the intruders (in case they are inside the house), further putting your life at risk. Hence, search for unbolted doors or windows instead of shouting and roaming around. If you cannot find them, call a familiar locksmith who can help you access your property.

Once you are out of trouble, consider rekeying on your existing locks. Doing that lets you access brand-new keys and make all the previous keys obsolete.