It’s not every day that an Emergency Lock Smith Adelaide wide service comes into your home and fixes the locks on your front and back doors so you can go about your day. If you’re like most people, you probably just assumed that once the storm was over, a properly-trained locksmith would be there to help you open your door without worry. But what if there was another way? What if a trained locksmith came to your house but instead of helping, he or she showed up with a wrench and tried to break into your home? How would you know the difference, and what would you do? These are some of the questions we explored during our first scenario-based lockdown simulation. Read on to discover more!
1) I locked the keys inside the house.
In this scenario, the Emergency Lock Smith Adelaide-wide service comes to your home and helps you solve your master lock problem with a simple replacement key. While it’s not ideal, it’s the best you can do while waiting for a new key to arrive. Ideally, you would have a spare key on hand so the emergency locksmith can replace the lost one as quickly as possible. One way to prevent this scenario from happening to you is to always keep an extra set of keys on hand. Make sure you know the combination of all the doors and windows in your home as well as the remote controls for your garage, boat, and other places where you keep things. Lock your garage doors and windows and make a note of the combination, so you don’t forget.
2) I locked my keys inside the car.
In this scenario, the emergency locksmith comes to your car in the middle of the night to help you with a car lock issue. Of course, you should have a plan in place in case of an emergency and keep your car doors and windows locked at all times. You should also keep track of the combination of all your car doors and windows, so you don’t forget. While you should never leave your car unsupervised, an emergency locksmith can help you fix the lock that is keeping your car doors and windows closed. If the problem is with the car itself, the emergency locksmith can replace the lock and re-key your car. If the problem is with your keys, the locksmith can remove the keys and replace them with new ones.
3) The keys have been misplaced.
In this scenario, you leave the house in the morning to go to work and then return home around 5 pm to find that your keys have vanished from the keyring. You usually keep the keys on a keyring, so they are easy to find, but you must have put them somewhere when you went to sleep — most likely on the keyring’s holder.
This scenario is almost certain to happen to someone, and it’s definitely something you should consider doing if your keys are on a keyring. If this has happened to you, it is important to remember where your keys are at all times, so you don’t miss them when they are accidentally buried in the sand or grass.
4) The key has broken inside the lock.
This kind of lock breakage is often the result of a hard collision with something such as a tree trunk or rock. When a key gets stuck in a lock, the force of the impact causes the key to bend or break. If this condition occurs inside your home, it could result in serious damage to the lock and door frame as well as further damage to your house due to water damage. The best course of action is to have the emergency locksmith come to your home and replace the lock. This is usually the most expensive part of a lock replacement, so it is worth it to have the smith replace the lock if the key has become stuck.
5) Locks must be replaced following a burglary.
Burglars break into your home to steal items such as your money and electronics, but they don’t usually leave behind valuable locks or keypads. In some cases, the criminals don’t even bother to steal the actual items; they just break into a house and try to get away with nothing. In other cases, the criminals do steal valuable items and use the lock to lock them in a safe or storage facility. In either case, you must replace the lock following a burglary so it can be tested to see if it’s valid. If the lock doesn’t work, you will need a key to get into your locked property. Ideally, you would keep a set of replacement keys on hand so the locksmith can easily duplicate the broken key and replace the lock.
6) When relocating to a new home.
If you are relocating to a new house or moving and don’t have time to put in a new lock, you can always go with a stolen lock.
If you have a key to the old house and you don’t know the combination, you can try to break into the new house by using the stolen lock as your key. If you don’t have a spare key, you can always steal a spare from a neighbor or friend.
7) When you are concerned about your home’s security.
In some situations, you may be too uncomfortable or stressed out to put in a new lock after a break-in. If you find yourself in this situation, you can always go with a stolen lock. If you don’t have a spare key, you can always steal a spare from a neighbor or friend.
8) When the safe combination is misplaced.
Accidents happen, and sometimes you just lose your way around the house. In this case, you will need to replace the lock in addition to the door. Ideally, you would have a spare key with you at all times so the locksmith can quickly duplicate the lost key and replace the lock.
9) To reprogram an electronic keypad lock.
In this scenario, the emergency locksmith comes to your home and helps you solve your master lock problem with a simple replacement key. While it’s not ideal, it’s the best you can do while waiting for a new key to arrive. Ideally, you would have a spare key on hand so the 24*7 services at Lock Smith Adelaide can replace the lost one as quickly as possible. One way to prevent this scenario from happening to you is to always keep an extra set of keys on hand. Make sure you know the combination of all the doors and windows in your home as well as the remote controls for your garage, boat, and other places where you keep things. Lock your garage doors and windows and make a note of the combination, so you don’t forget.
10) Is there a way to prevent a break-in?
Although a break-in is unfortunate, it is also preventable. With a few simple adjustments to your home’s lock system, you can increase your home’s security and decrease the likelihood of a break-in. One important change is to always keep your doors, and window coverings closed when you are inside. This will prevent anyone from accessing your property without your knowledge.