What to Do When You’re Locked Out in Reno

Finding yourself locked out of your house is never fun, but with our recent snow here in Reno and Sparks, this is an especially bad time for a lock-out scenario. If you’re unlucky enough to find yourself on the wrong side of a locked door, remember AllSafe Lock & Key and these tips.

Common Lock Out Situations

It’s normal to feel irritated and maybe a little embarrassed when you accidentally lock yourself out. But it happens more than you may think, and here are some of the most common reasons.

  • You misplaced your keys – If you always keep your keys in your bag or backpack, that habit could backfire.
  • You were in a hurry and a little distracted – Maybe you’re running out the door on your cell phone, or you’re late for work. Either way, feeling distracted or rushed is a recipe for a lock out.
  • It was the kids or the dogs or your roommate – Maybe it wasn’t you at all! But a lock out is a lock out, no matter whose fault it is.

Tips for Avoiding Lock Outs

Since we know it’s a possibility, making a plan to deal with your lock out is a smart idea. Here’s what we suggest:

  • Give a spare key to a friend or neighbor you trust – someone you can reach quickly and easily.
  • Keep a spare key in your backpack or purse.
  • If you have keyless entry to your garage, keep a spare hidden in the garage.

But because this spare key should be accessible only to you – and the trusted people of your choosing – here are some spots to avoid.

  • In the mailbox
  • Under the front doormat or above the front doorframe
  • In a flowerpot near the front door
  • In one of those hide-a-key spots that resemble rocks. Most of them stand out too obviously against real rocks.

These are useful tips for avoiding a lockout, but if the worst happens, remember that help is just a phone call away. AllSafe Lock & Key in Reno and Sparks is your dependable mobile locksmith, and we can help you when you need it.