Misplacing your keys is not only frustrating but it can also be terrifying, and the longer they are missing, the more likely panic will set in. Keys can be easily misplaced. You may have knocked them off your desk onto the floor during your workday, or maybe they fell out of your pocket or purse? Either way, keys are one of the most common everyday items to go missing. Lost keys can jeopardize the security of your residence or workplace and should be acted upon immediately.
What to Do if You Lose Your House Key
Many people keep a spare key handy, typically with a trusted friend, neighbor, or family member. This is one way to access your property during an accidental lockout. In many cases, lost keys are found quickly by backtracking your movements. However, if you have looked everywhere and you still can’t find your keys, you must contact your First Lock & Security Technologies expert as soon as possible to rekey or replace your locks.
Rekey, Replace or Upgrade Lock?
Our professionals will advise you on the best services to resolve your lock issues. If your keys are lost, they could fall into the wrong hands exposing your property to theft and damage from a break-in and your loved ones at risk of harm. To keep your property secure now is the perfect time to upgrade your locks by installing new ones. If you are happy with the locking system you already have in place, another option is to have your locks rekeyed. Rekeying your locks requires the pins inside the lock to be rearranged to accommodate a new key rendering your old key useless. Rekeying is a cost-effective option, especially if the locks on your home are relatively new and in good condition. On the other hand, you may wish to opt for a keyless entry system that doesn’t require a key at all. Keyless entry systems use codes or a smart phone to unlock the door and are an excellent option for families with teenagers who are prone to misplacing their keys.
What if My Keys are Stolen?
If you are convinced that your keys have been stolen, there are some steps you should take immediately, including filing a police report. In many cases, your insurance company will require proof of a police report to file a claim should you become the victim of theft or vandalism. If your purse or handbag was stolen along with your keys, you could also become the victim of identity theft and credit card fraud. A documented paper trail is essential to protecting your identity and regaining monetary assets.
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To learn more about rekeying your existing locks, replacing your locks, upgrading to a keyless entry system, and scheduling your next appointment, contact the experts at First Lock & Security Technologies today.