Being locked out of the house is pretty common. How often have you found yourself on the wrong side of the door, having forgotten the key inside? The best solution is to contact the 24/7 locksmiths in Melbourne. But there’s plenty you can do before that.

Call Your Neighbour

To start, call your neighbour if you’ve shared a spare key with them. You may also ask to stay in their house while you call someone. 

Contact a Family Member or Friend

Being locked out of the house is never intentional, but I know a few people who are always prepared for the unexpected. I have seen people with the habit of giving a spare key to close relatives or friends whom they call in an emergency. 

Check For Open Doors or Open Windows

When all else fails, check for open windows or other entryways you haven’t locked. Check if you can safely get in the house without sounding the alarm. 

Call your Property Manager

If you are renting your property manager may have spare keys. But if you’re locked out and it is out of office hours, you may need to call a locksmith to help you gain access at your expense.

Contact a 24/7 Locksmith

You can also call a 24/7 locksmith to get you out of this situation. Emergency locksmiths operate at all hours of the day, so no matter the time, they are just one call away. If you have locked yourself outside a locksmith can gain entry as long as you can provide proof of ID to ensure the person they are letting in actually lives there. 

Setting yourself up for success

Don’t wait to get locked out again. Here’s how you can prepare for these emergencies:

  • Get a spare key cut and give it to a close friend or neighbour
  • Consider installing a key safe which uses a code to access the spare key
  • Switch to a digital lock so no keys are required

To sum up, getting locked out can happen to anyone. But it helps to have a system where you can get in safely. 

Amalgamated Locksmiths

Amalgamated Locksmiths provide a mobile locksmith service for all your home security needs. Our vans are clearly sign written and our technicians wear uniforms so you can feel confident that the person attending your property is a professional. Our technicians also hold Victoria Police Security Licences and are members of the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia so you can trust that the job will carried out by an expert in the trade. We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency services – across all of Melbourne. Contact us today 03 9419 6922.