You have locked yourself out of your home. Now what? Being lockout can pose a serious issue, especially if you have pets, or children inside who need your help, or dinner cooking in the oven. While most of the time, it is just an annoying inconvenience, being locked out of your home can cause anxiety, and if you panic, risk injury. There are a few things you can do to ease the stress and reduce the risk. Most importantly, if you are locked out of your home, give Nearby Locksmiths a call, as we have the expertise and equipment to safely obtain access to your property.

So, what should you do if you have locked your keys inside? Here are our top tips:

Call a Family Member or Friend

The first thing you should do is call any family members or friends that may have a spare key to come to your home and unlock the door for you. It may be inconvenient for them, but you’ll spend less time waiting outside your house.

Call Your Landlord

If you rent a property, try reaching out to your landlord. They are likely to have a copy of your house key and may be close enough to unlock to door.

Find a Neighbour

If you find yourself in this situation, you can always ask the help of a friendly neighbour. This is particularly helpful if you don’t have a phone on you. They can help you contact someone who can help and may even let you stay with them while you try to solve your lockout problem.

Look for any unlocked windows

You may want to consider looking for any unlocked windows that you can safely enter from. It is important to remember to lock all your windows before leaving the house, but in the chance that you didn’t, an unlocked window can be a convenient entry point. However, please remember to be careful when attempting this, to prevent any risks or injuries.

Don’t DIY

Your first thought when you are locked out is to try and break into your own home by picking the lock. This can result in a damaged lock, ultimately requiring an expensive repair or replacement. This may also result in injury. So, your safest bet is to wait for someone to help you.

Call an Emergency Locksmith

One of the easiest, and safest ways for you to gain access to your home again is to call a professional locksmith. They have the right tools and equipment, along with the proper training to dismantle your locks. For a fee, they can access your house without causing any damage at all.

If you find yourself in a lockout situation, make sure you call Nearby Locksmiths. We operate 24 hours a day, seven days per week, and aim to be at your location as quickly as possible. When contacting us for our emergency locksmith Sydney services, you will be attended by a fully qualified and licenced locksmith that ensure our customers are treated with the highest form of care and professionalism.