Keys Locked Inside Your House? Try These Tips Before Calling A Locksmith

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Not that your tween is ready to spend more time at home alone, it’s probably a good idea to make sure that they have their own key for safe access to the house when nobody else is home. But instead of just handing over a basic copy of the house key, it’s important to take some precautions that will keep your home safe as your child learns the ins-and-outs of safe home management. For example, you can have your locksmith change the lock on just one door of the house that your tween can have the key to for indoor access. If they lose the key, you don’t have to worry about it opening any other doors but the one obscure entrance that was previously chosen. You’ll find many other helpful tips and tricks on this website that are sure to help keep your tween and home safe.

Keys Locked Inside Your House? Try These Tips Before Calling A Locksmith

1 November 2017
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If you came home from work today, reached in your pocket for your house keys, and felt that sinking feeling when you realized you locked your keys inside of your house, then you may need to call a local locksmith for an emergency lockout service. However, before you reach for your cell phone, there are a few things you can try, including each of the following tips:

Tip: Check All of Your Other Doors and Windows

When you are locked out of your home is the single time you will be thrilled if your teenager accidentally left their window open or no one bothered to lock the sliding glass door last time they used it. Since the last thing you want to do is pay for an emergency locksmith call and then discover you could have gotten into your home through a window or other door, make sure you check them all before calling.

Tip: Think for a Moment About Who has a Key to Your Home

If all of your windows and other doors are locked, then you should think for a moment about who else might have a key to your home. Do you have a housecleaner or other domestic help that have a copy of your house key? Did you give a key to your neighbors to feed your cats last time you went away on vacation? Before you call a locksmith, take the time to think if anyone else can bring you a key.

Tip: Try Out a Couple Common Burglar Techniques and See if You can Break into Your Home

If no one has a spare key to your house, then it's time to channel your inner criminal. There are two different ways that burglars use to break into homes. The first is to slide a credit card along the door jam between the jam and the door. As you hit the lock's location, jiggle around the card while pressing on your door with your body. Sometimes the credit card will pop open the door lock. 

Finally, when a credit card fails to open your door, then you can always remove the doorknob. While you may not see any screws to take it out, there will be a small slot on one side of the base of the doorknob. Insert a screwdriver into that slot and with some moving it around and finesse, you can remove the doorknob and get into your home.