How to Avoid a house-lockout

A house Lockout is the most common problem experienced by homeowners regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or income. This situation is as common as it is frustrating and avoidable. Here are some things you can do to reduce the chances of getting locked out of your home or apartment.


1. Designated “key” holder


Install a key holder right by the door of your home. After you do this make sure to put your keys on the key holder every time you enter the house. This will reduce the chances of you misplacing or losing your keys. It will also remind you to pick up your keys from their holder before leaving your house.


2.Utilize a “spare”


Having a well hidden spare key is often overlooked by many homeowners. However, this often overlooked technique could save many people a good amount of time and money in the long run. You can hide your key under a strategic rock or welcome mat. If you end up losing your keys you do not have to go through the hassle of calling someone to unlock, possibly even re-key your door, simply reach under the mat and use your spare. If you do lose your main key we suggest that you contact a trusted locksmith service and make another copy.


3. Use the buddy system


Find someone you trust and give them a spare key to your home or apartment. This can be anyone you trust, whether it is a family member, significant other, or a close friend. The next time you end up losing your key simply call your “buddy” and they will be ready with your spare. This will end up saving you time and money if you are ever put in this unfortunate situation.




Experiencing a house or apartment lockout is a common problem among people of all backgrounds. Even though it is easily avoidable it is still a commune occurrence. The steps we gave are some actions you can take to prevent this from happening to you, however, nothing is ever 100 percent. If you do find yourself in that unfortunate situation we recommend calling your local, trusted locksmith. You should also make sure that they only dispatch locksmiths that are licensed and bonded.



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