Locked out of your own home? Not again!

Imagine coming home after a long day at work or a fun vacation only to find you can’t get in because you have locked yourself out. Such a bummer, isn’t it? Well, here are a few tips to minimize the possibility of you locking yourself out.

  • Make it a habit to check for your keys before heading out, just as you would probably check for your wallet or car keys before going anywhere. One of the ways to make this a habit is by putting a sticky note on the door for a while, so you’d be seeing it every time you step out. In a couple of days, you wouldn’t need the note to remind you to check for keys and that becomes a habit.
  • If you have a keyholder, you could move it nearer to the door, so you will see it for sure before leaving the house
  • You can use one keyring for your house and car keys. That way, if you are going out in your car, your house keys come with you automatically. But, it has its cons. You’d have to carry your car keys even when you don’t have to, and of course, there’s a possibility that you may forget it at other times, like when you go for a jog, or a to run a quick errand at the store down the road.
  • You could give your neighbor a spare key if you trust them enough
  • Buy a key-finder. It is like a keyring that you can attach to your key. Key-finders are Bluetooth compatible and come with an app that you can use on your smartphone to find your key.
Still getting locked out? Then, you are probably not a ‘key person’ and should look to migrate to smart locks. Smart locks unlock with preset numerical codes or fingerprints. Some come with keypads attached to them, and in some cases, you can use an app on your smartphone to lock and unlock the door.

Ready to upgrade to smart-locks? Call us today for a consultation.