If you have ever been locked out of your home, then you know all the problems it can cause. Hopefully you have provided a relation or friend with a spare house key so you have someone to call on who can let you into the house when this happens. The problem is that even if someone else does have a key to your property, finding them and arranging for them to come around and let you in takes time and can leave you standing outside your home for many hours.
Unfortunately, being locked out of your property is probably the least worrying part of losing your house keys. Gaining access to your home can be hard, but without finding your keys, you have no idea who else may now be able to enter your property uninvited.
Find your local locksmith
If you don't know exactly where all your keys are and who is able to get in to your home, then it is always sensible to change your locks. It is a great idea to find out where your local 24-hour locksmith is now and to make a note of their telephone number. Keep that number with you so you can easily contact them and arrange for them to help you no matter what time of the day or night you realise one of your keys is missing. If you get home late in the evening and realise you have mislaid a key, call your locksmith straightaway. Don't go to sleep and leave it until the morning to change your locks. You could be giving a thief the perfect opportunity enter your home that night before the locks are changed.
What else can your locksmith do to help?
Most people associate locksmiths simply with cutting keys and changing locks, but there is much more that a locksmith can do for you. While your locksmith is visiting your property to replace your locks, why not talk to them about any other security concerns you may have?
Your locksmith can ensure that all the locks on your property meet the requirements of your insurance policy, and where necessary, they can fit mortice locks, key-operated window locks and similar measures to prevent unwelcome visitors from gaining access to your home.
Contact a locksmith at a company like Border Locksmiths and find out what they can do to maintain the security of your home and keep you and your family safe.