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How to Avoid Being Locked Out at Home

Funny how locking yourself out of your house mostly happens during very unsuitable times giving you so much trouble and nuisance. It is a very frustrating experience and I am sure most of us have gone through forgetting the keys and locking ourselves out in one way or another. Luckily, there are things that can actually be avoided by taking some preventive measures.

Below are a few tricks to avoid a lockout:


Build A Habit of Checking your Bag Before Leaving

According to the 21/90 rule, it takes 21 days to make a habit and 90 days to make it a permanent lifestyle change. Therefore, you can commit to checking the keys in your bag before leaving the house, for 21 days, and it will become a habit. As you continue to do so, 90 days later, it will become a part of your lifestyle. This consistency will help you make sure that you always have the keys with you all the time even after locking the house.

Always Have A Spare Key And Share It With A Trusted Friend

Ensure you have an extra key to your house and that there is another person you trust who has it apart from you. You can choose to give it to a neighbor or a family relative to keep it safe for you in case you lock yourself out. If not, you can leave the spare key in a safe place outside your house, a place where only you know about it.

Installation of Biometrics

You can decide to do away with keys altogether and go all automatic. Using biometrics such as fingerprints or iris identification is definitely a good precaution against a lockout. Apart from helping you avoid locking yourself out, it will also ensure good security in your home, since only you and the people you chose will access your house.

For the greater good, make sure that the above tips do not compromise your security or the security of your property. Do not get afraid of getting locked out that you end up letting your guard down by lowering your security making all of this be for nothing.

Remember, even if you get locked out, there will always be ways to help you get back in.  If it happens, reach out to us, C&D Locksmith for quality services and get access to your house again.

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