How to Replace a Lost Key ?

Have you lost keys and not sure what you’re going to do?

Losing your house keys, office keys, or keys to any place can be frustrating – especially if you don’t have a spare key on hand. For security reasons it also becomes an issue which needs to be resolved quickly. Lockout Squad Locksmiths talk you through what to do when you’ve lost your keys.

Step 1 – Call a Locksmith to unlock the door

In the event that you’ve lost your house keys, your first point of contact should be a locksmith to help you unlock your door. Residents of Sydney can Call (0425 000 888) their local locksmiths Lockout Squad Locksmiths any time, day or night for emergency services. Never attempt to break into your own property, or to unlock a door without prior experience. You might end up doing more harm to the entire lock system than necessary.

Step 2 – Ask about your key and door lock options

Locksmiths are trained professionals who try by all means to unlock the door without damaging the entry system. Depending on the door locking mechanism, it might need a complete replacement if you’re worried about security. The locksmith will be able to advise you on the best way forward once they’ve finished unlocking the door for you.

Step 3 – Get lock system changed

If the door lock system has been compromised it is recommended to get the entire door lock system changed as soon as possible. Normally this can all be done on the same day. It may take anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours depending on the new lock system being installed, but at least you’ll be able to sleep in peace that night.

Step 4- Get several copies of your keys made

If the door system is still intact after the locksmith has opened it for you, and you have your spare set of keys in the house, it is advisable to get this set copied by the locksmith. Copying of keys doesn’t take long with most locksmiths offering same-day service.

Step 5- Find safe places to store spare keys

Now that you’ve got a couple of spare keys from the locksmith, it’s imperative that you find somewhere safe to store these keys. If you trust your neighbors, you might consider asking them to hold onto a set of your spare keys. If not, consider keeping a set in your car’s dashboard, in a post-office box, with a friend or family member. If you don’t have anyone to leave your spare key with, consider an obscure place on your property to hide your key.

Locksmith near you in Sydney

Lockout Squad Locksmiths are here to help, offering a 24-hour locksmith service. Call us on 0425 000 888 or send us an email at [email protected] for more information. You can also drop by our shop located at Railway Station, Shop 1 Martin Pl, Sydney.