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Whether you just went to take out the trash or lost your house key completely, nothing is more frustrating than hearing the door slams right behind you, knowing you don’t have the key to get back in. Getting locked out of your house or apartment can be a big hassle, especially on a busy day. Most houses today are equipped with both a door-knob and a dead bolt on it’s front door and as a dead bolt can only be locked with a key, the door knob built in mechanism allows you to lock it from the inside, using no key at all, even when the door is open, in which case once the door is shut – it is automatically locked.
Many of us still hide a key outside the house, just for cases like this, and so while hiding a key does solve the problem – it poses a much bigger one: It completely compromises the security of your house/ apartment or business. Burglars have learned that so many times people would leave their keys just outside the door, and so doing so completely defeats the purpose of having locks at all.
First, always check that the door knob latch is in the unlocked position before closing the door. This check, which only takes a second, could save you a lot of time and money.
Second, consider upgrading your front door lock to an electronic one. Electronic locks work just as any other normal lock, except that you can also unlock them using a code, so even if you lost your key, you can still get in to your house in seconds using the code. Making this one time investment will not only prevent yourself from getting locked out in the future, but will also upgrade the general security of your home as these locks are generally more secure and harder to compromise.
Having a backup plan is crucial. Put Pop-A-Lock of St. Charles County’s phone number in your smartphone contacts today and you will have access to reliable, quick service right at your fingertips if an emergency occurs.