Various Lockout Situations You May Encounter
A lockout can occur when you least expect it at home, at work or your car. When someone has your attention and you’re distracted, it is easy to lock yourself out. The first inclination of some people is to break a window to get back inside. What they are not considering is the problem that this would cause. It would resolve one problem but create another one. Now, you will need someone to replace the broken window right away. Perhaps you’ve locked yourself out after business hours? Now you’ll have to find a 24-hour locksmith service like Surprise Secure Locksmith. No matter how you look at it, being locked out is a pain.
Being in this situation can be frustrating for anyone, no matter how patient you are. It is because it was unexpected that makes it so annoying. While it would be easy for us to say not to panic, it would be a little unrealistic. However, being relaxed and not panicking makes it possible for you to think more clearly about how you will resolve the situation. When you think clearly, you are usually able to resolve the problem without making it worse than it already is. In Surprise, AZ, we have certainly seen our fair share of lockouts.
Types of Lockout Situations
Automotive lockouts occur so often that we are assured of helping someone with their automotive lockout needs every day. When you are doing too many things at one time, it can easily happen to you. When you are talking on the phone, looking around to gather your belongs, or talking to children in the car, it is easy for you to forget to remove your keys from the ignition or lay them on the seat without picking them out. Does this sound familiar? Again, stay calm so that you can figure out the best way to gain access back inside without making the problem worse.
If you want to get back inside your car in a hurry, it is a good idea to make sure someone always has a spare key to your car. This would be someone like a friend or family member who would be available to come to your aid when you need them. You should think about someone who is responsible and who will come to your rescue in a timely manner rather than making you wait for too long. We suggest you give the key to someone who can put themselves in your shoes and who will respond accordingly.
This is another lockout that is rather common, especially when you are the only employee or the last employee to leave the building. Sometimes, people walk out not realizing that they did not place a latch on the door to get back inside and before they know it, they are standing outside without a phone or anything of use to them. We are happy to aid you in getting back inside but you may be able to get back in before we even arrive. If you’re working late and you’re in a dark area without very much foot traffic, you may not have much time to wait for us to arrive.
We advise you to have someone else there with you at all times. This way, when you have to step outside to bring something back inside, there is someone to let you in and someone to watch over the business while you are outside. This also serves as extra security for your business. If there is a maintenance person who holds the keys to your building, you can always reach out to them to let you back in. However, if it is after hours, they may not be available. If there is a leasing office in walking distance, you could ask them to unlike your door. If all of this fails or isn’t possible, give us at call at Surprise Secure Locksmith where we work around the clock to assist customers who find themselves in this type of lockout situation.
Being locked out of the house is probably easier than being locked out somewhere else, only because you are on familiar ground. We aren’t saying that this is any less frustrating but at least you’re in an environment that you know. When you are running a quick errand next door or getting the mail out of the mailbox, you may not realize that you have a latch on your screen door or front door that locks behind you. You are now locked out with no way back in. This is when you’ll need to try to figure out a plan to gain access again. Locking yourself out of your home can happen so quickly that you are left numb, not knowing what you should do.
Again, if you have given someone a spare key, they can quickly come to your aid and get you back inside. If no one has a key, you may be stranded until a professional locksmith can get you the help you need. You wouldn’t want to just ask anyone off the street to let you inside your home; this would be dangerous. The best way to gain access again is to get help from someone you know or by contacting us. If your cell phone is inside, you likely do not even have the number of the person who may have your spare key. However, if you can make your way to a neighbor’s house, you may be able to receive the help you need. In fact, we would suggest that if you live in an apartment, you visit the leasing office and ask if maintenance can let you back inside. If you’re a homeowner, it might be a good idea to give a spare key to a trusted neighbor. This will enable you to gain quick access back inside your home where you will be safe and sound. More importantly, you can get on with the rest of your day.