Losing your keys happens total most everyone at some point. Even if you are a very organized person, you might lose your keys through a hole in your pocket or have them stolen along with a coat or purse left laying about. Millions of people every year lose their keys, and it’s important to know what to do in these cases. Here at Pop-A-Lock, people often call us looking for help from a locksmith because of lost keys. We want to help you if you are in this situation with a few tips:
- If your keys were stolen, call the police & your insurance company. Many people are surprised to learn that several insurance companies will cover the cost of a locksmith. If your keys are stolen (or lost) and you do not have a spare, call the police first, and then a locksmith.
- Have your locks changed or re-keyed by professional locksmith. Once your keys are lost, it becomes a matter of safety. You never know if your keys were lost or stolen, and your keys could grant someone access to your car, home, and any other location that you have a key for. Be sure to change or re-key your locks if you have lost your keys.
- Stick with reputable locksmith businesses. There are many fraudulent locksmith ads out there, so be sure to take a few moments to search the business on the BBB or look at customer reviews.
- Consider smart locks if you lose keys often. If you know you are the type of person whom is places their keys often, save yourself some stress and look at keyless entry options. Smart locks are a great step in security for people who have trouble losing keys.
If you have questions about lost keys or subsequent steps you should make, our team would like to help. Give us a call today to learn more about how our locksmiths can assist you.