A homeowner in Los Angeles, CA, called us for an emergency lock service. The client accidentally locked himself out of his fifth-floor condo unit and needed help getting inside. Our locksmith expert picked one of the handlesets on his double door in under 15 minutes. However, the client expressed concern that anyone with a similar skill set would be able to do it, too. So we recommended upgrading to smart locks, which use smartphone technology and advanced electronic chips to make his home more secure. The client was happy with how quickly we responded to his needs and promised to use us again as soon as he was ready for a lock upgrade.
Have you locked yourself out? You are not alone. Millions of people worldwide are locked out every year — or in some cases, still inside their homes. The struggle is real. And it will always happen at the most inconvenient times: late at night, in the pouring rain and snowstorms, the worse the weather gets.
At Kardo Locksmith, we know how frustrating it can be when you realize that you are locked out of your home. It can leave you feeling helpless and frantic, especially in an emergency. So it is crucial to be prepared for this eventuality and know what to do in case it happens.
Here are some easy solutions to help you get back into your home in case of a lockout.
When you find yourself locked out of the house, the first thing you should do is check all the other doors. So go around your home and try all the entry points: patio, garage, and side doors. One of them may be open. However, do not try to force open an exterior door. Not only will this damage the door, but you can also hurt yourself in the process.
If all doors are locked, it is worth checking first-floor windows to see whether any are open. Often, people will lock their doors but forget to secure their windows. If you find an open window large enough to crawl through, consider these few things before proceeding:
1) Think about whether the window is big enough for you to fit through. You do not want to get stuck halfway!
2) Be sure to remove the screen and take a look inside before entering. It would be unfortunate, for instance, to accidentally knock over or break something valuable.
3) Remember that coming in through a window carries risks.
4) Remember to proceed cautiously and use your best judgment when entering through a window.
If you lose your house keys, a few people may have spares that can help you out. First, check with other household members to see if anyone has an extra set of keys. Next, reach out to your close friends or neighbors - one of them may also have a key to your house. Finally, contact your landlord or rental company and explain the situation. They will likely have a set of spare keys for you to use.
If everything else fails, hire a professional. Kardo Locksmith is available 24/7 to assist you during a house lockout. Our locksmiths have the tools, knowledge, experience, and skills to unlock any lock or mechanism. We can also help with lost keys and rekeying. Call us if you live in the Los Angeles, CA area, and we will send someone over as soon as possible.
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