What To Do If You Lose Your Keys
We rely on locks to keep our property and possessions safe and secure, and of course where there are locks, there are keys. Losing your keys can be a great inconvenience, especially if you have important places to be or get locked out of your house late at night. You might also be worried about their whereabouts and the chances of unwanted parties gaining access to your home or car.
Luckily, there are plenty of professional locksmiths who can help, and ensure you’re back on the road or safe and sound in no time. You might be panicking and unable to think straight if you’ve lost your keys, but see below for the practical steps you need to take if it does happen.
The first thing you do will depend on whether you have a spare key or not. If you’ve left one with a neighbour or friend then you may be able to solve the problem straight away, but if not then you’ll need to call an emergency locksmith. They’re available 24 hours a day and can cut a key that fits your existing lock even without a spare to model it on.
Some people prefer to change their locks entirely for added security and a locksmith will be able to sort that out for you as well.
Losing a set of work keys is a little more complicated and it can pose a security breach, depending on your workplace. You may have lost multiple keys or just one, but either way, you’ll need to call the building owner or your boss to explain the situation. It might be daunting, but the sooner it’s done the better, to avoid risking the security of the building. Again, a locksmith will be able to help 24 hours a day and issue new sets of keys or change the locks.
Some insurance policies cover a loss of keys, so check your policy to see where you stand. You’ll then need to call a specialist auto locksmith and many have mobile services so they can come out to you if you’re stranded. They can provide replacement keys for most car manufacturers and even reprogramme your vehicle so that the old key can’t be used.
If you’ve lost your keys and need professional locksmith services, get in touch with the experts at Campbell & McGovern. Our emergency locksmith services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including a mobile car locksmith service. We specialise in non-destructive readmission, which means you can gain access to your home, workplace or car with the minimum disruption. For more information about our locksmith services or security products, give us a call today or visit our website.