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Lock Outs: What Do You Do?

Updated: Oct 2, 2018

Lock outs are one of the most common reasons people require the services of a locksmith. At some point in our lives we all experience some sort of lock out situation and the initial reaction is panic, although this is a normal reaction G & M Locksmiths have put together four steps you can follow to take some of the stress out of an emergency lock out and help you better handle the situation.

Stay Calm - It is a natural reaction to panic in any sort of emergency situation, but by doing this is causes our minds to shut down and affects our ability to think straight and make rational decisions, this also applies to losing a key. So the first thing you should do in an emergency lock out is try and relax. It is said that deep breathing techniques are the best way to combat the panic you feel as it focuses your mind. Once you are calm you are able to make more informed decisions to best deal with your emergency.

Re-trace Your Steps - Once you are relaxed and thinking straight you are more likely to be able to think back and retrace your steps and try to remember where you may have left your keys. Try and think back to where you last seen your keys as well as checking your pockets and bags, ask anyone you are or was with if they can check as well. Additionally you can also call round places you have been to find out if they have been handed in. If all this fails and your keys remain lost then move on to the next step.

Call a Locksmith - The locksmith you chose to call is your decision, although it is important to do a bit of research to make sure they have the skills and tools to do a good job as well as affordable rates for your budget. Asking friends and family can be a good way of getting a reputable locksmith, as well as checking reviews on the internet and testimonials on locksmiths websites.

Make a Backup Plan - Once your lock out situation has been resolved it is important to come up with a plan to reduce the chance of a lock out in the future. Making spare keys and giving them to trustworthy friends and family is a good idea, this way they can always come and provide you with the spare key saving you time, money and a lot of stress.

If you find yourself in an emergency lock situation call G & M Locksmiths for a no obligation quote on 0114 205 5308  

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