What would you do if you got locked out of your house? It can be a panic-inducing experience, especially if it’s late at night or you have small children with you.
King Locksmiths has the solution. We offer emergency lockout services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our team is available around the clock to help get you and your family back into your home safely and quickly.
In addition to our emergency lockout services, we also offer home safety tips to help prevent this type of situation from happening in the first place. Follow our tips and you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your family is safe and secure in case of an emergency lockout situation.
14 Tips to Keep Your Family Safe In A Home Lockout Situation
1. Make sure you have a working door knob lock
One of the easiest ways to keep your home safe is by making sure that all your exterior doors have sturdy doorknob locks that are installed properly and work correctly. Even if you’re just leaving the house for an hour or two, take the time to double-check that all of your exterior doors have sturdy doorknob locks in good working condition, with immediate emergency replacement available from King Locksmiths.
2. Keep emergency numbers handy
Make sure you tuck emergency phone numbers somewhere convenient, like on top of your refrigerator or near your front door where it can be easily seen when you run out to bring in groceries or pick up the morning paper. You should keep emergency numbers for emergency lockout services, emergency home repair, emergency heating, and cooling services, the police station, your doctor’s office, and more.
3. Install high-quality door hinges
You don’t want to skimp on your door hinges. Make sure you get high-quality brass or sturdy steel door hinges that are rated for exterior use if you live in a climate where heavy rain, wind, or snow is common. Also, make sure all of the screws are tightened securely; any loose screws could cause the hinge itself to become compromised over time.
4. If it isn’t working properly then replace it!
If your doorknob lock isn’t working properly then it’s time to call King Locksmiths. We offer emergency replacement door locks so you won’t have to go without access to your home.
5. Replace emergency exit hardware if it shows signs of age or wear and tear
If emergency exit hardware is showing signs of significant use, rusting, chipping, or breaking then it’s time to call King Locksmiths for emergency replacement emergency exit door handles. You don’t want emergency exit hardware that is damaged allowing someone who shouldn’t be in your home the opportunity to get inside.
6. Don’t cut corners when it comes to safety
Don’t cut corners when it comes to securing your home; always make sure you buy sturdy deadbolt locks with 1″ throw bolts if possible that are approved by insurance companies like ADT, Frontpoint Security, Alarmforce, Brinks Home Security, etc. Be sure to check that emergency replacement emergency exit door handles are installed securely and that emergency replacement emergency lockout services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
7. Make sure your home is well lit outside at night
You want anyone who is walking around your neighborhood or approaching your home at night to be easily spotted by neighbors, passersby, or even yourself when you look out of the upstairs windows if something doesn’t seem right. Use timers for exterior lights so they turn on automatically in the evening and off in the morning, use outdoor motion-activated lighting near entrances and install solar-powered pathway lights for easy navigation up to your front door in the dark.
8. Always lock all doors before leaving home for a trip
You never know what might happen when you’re gone. Even if you’re just going on a short errand it’s always best practice to lock up your home before leaving for any length of time. Be sure emergency replacement emergency lockout services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and emergency exit emergency repair services are available as needed.
9. Determine the best way to secure sliding glass doors
If you have a sliding glass door make sure it has emergency exit emergency repair handles on both the inside and outside of the door so you can use them whether you’re at home or away; also make sure your emergency exit emergency repair locks are working properly and if not, call King Locksmiths for emergency replacement emergency exit door locks.
10. Get deadbolt locks for all exterior doors
You want sturdy deadbolt locks with 1″ throw bolts to ensure everyone who tries gets locked out! King Locksmiths recommends drilling through walls around windows and doors, removing carpeting near entry doors, putting emergency replacement emergency lockout services on all your exterior doors, and using emergency exit emergency repair locks on exterior doors that open to the outside.
11. Place bells or chimes by your front door
If possible place a bell or chime by your front door so you can hear someone ringing it when they are on the other side of it. Even if it’s not obvious to them they’re in the wrong building (and there’s no way for them to know it isn’t your home) you can still identify who is at the door and find out what they want before opening it. Be sure emergency exit emergency repair handles work properly before inviting guests into your home; we recommend using timers for interior lighting automatically throughout the day/night (on timers, not motion activated).
12. Install emergency replacement emergency lockout hardware on exterior doors
If you have any emergency exit emergency repair door handles, make sure you replace them with the proper emergency exit emergency repair locks and emergency replacement emergency lockout hardware. This can mean additional cost, but ensuring everyone who goes to your home for a visit is safe and secure should be well worth it in the end. You never know when you’ll need emergency replacement emergency lockout services!
13. Save those keys!
Finally, don’t forget to keep all of those old house keys safe! If you’re getting older or if someone close to you has recently passed then take all of those old keys you’ve been saving and bring them into King Locksmiths as soon as possible (if you haven’t already) so emergency exit emergency repair locks can be made. This is also smart for your home’s emergency replacement emergency lockout, as well as any emergency exit emergency repair door handles or emergency exit emergency repair hardware you may have.
While it’s not uncommon for people to forget keys or not have an extra available, it’s also possible that someone who shouldn’t have a key will need access to your home and try their hand at picking the lock. Having a professional come out and install emergency replacement emergency lockout services on every exterior door in your home can help protect everyone inside from being easily broken into by thieves or burglars!
14. Have emergency replacement emergency lockout locks put on your garage
Finally, have emergency exit emergency repair handles installed on your home’s garage doors so you can open them from the outside when needed, but keep everybody else out!
Whether it’s a lock that is broken or lost or just not working for some reason, emergency replacement emergency lockout services are absolutely essential for emergency exit emergency repair door handles. If you find the lock working again, close and secure the door as soon as possible so emergency replacement emergency lockout services can continue to ensure your home is protected at all times!
Have you ever locked yourself out of your home or office?
If so, then you know how difficult it can be to get back in. That’s why we offer an emergency locksmith service that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are the best at what we do and will get you back into your property quickly and easily.
These 14 tips will help you stay safe when locked out or just want peace of mind knowing that your family is protected at all times. You’ll be able to sleep soundly knowing everything is taken care of in case of an emergency.
And if it turns out that your locksmith needs to replace them, we offer affordable rates on new locks every day!