One of the most common things we do here at Accurate Safe & Lock is to let people back in to their homes after being locked out. While being locked out of your home is not the worst thing in the world, it is a major inconvenience! Whether you left your keys on the kitchen counter or in a jacket pocket, you happened to forget to grab them on your way out the door— or even that you just lost them entirely, our Seattle security specialists are here to walk you through what to do if you find yourself in one of these dilemmas.
- Retrace your steps
The first step is to take a deep breath because losing your keys is stressful! Next, retrace your steps to recall if you happened to leave them somewhere, perhaps while in a rush. Call any recent businesses that you visited to see if they found any keys left behind. This will save you time so you don’t have to physically travel to each spot. If retracing your steps doesn’t end with you finding your keys, then move on to the next few steps.
- Inform your neighbors
Although this may seem strange, telling your close neighbors that you lost or misplaced your keys can be very helpful. You may be without keys for a few days, so a neighborhood watch can give you a little piece of mind. Great neighbors can make sure that no one mysterious is trying to come into your home, and will keep an extra eye out for you. If you don’t know your neighbors well, though, it might be best to skip this step.
- Change your locks
This is where things can get expensive. You need to have your locks changed in case someone does find your keys and tries to use them to get into your home. People usually keep all of their keys on one keychain, which means that your house keys are probably not the only ones you lost. You may need to rekey your car, and replace keys to any other building you have access to.
Yes, losing your keys is an inconvenience, and can be very stressful, but being prepared and knowing what to do if and when it happens is very important. If you have any questions, or want to learn more about what to do in this scenario, please don’t hesitate to give our Seattle security specialists a call today!