What to Do If You Get Locked Out

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Nobody wants to get locked and you can guarantee that it will always happen when it’s raining, freezing cold or you urgently need to use the bathroom! You’ve locked yourself out of your house or apartment and you’re wondering what to do. Whether you’re living alone or in a shared building, here are some tips to help you get back into your home.

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Firstly, seek shelter in your car if you have one. Next, think whether any of your friends, family or neighbours hold a spare key to your place.  Depending on the time of day or night, it might be possible to contact your neighbours. They may be able to help you get back in. In some cases, a neighbour will be able to give you a spare key or let you stay with them until you can source a spare or call a locksmith. For assistance from a 24 Hour Locksmiths Exeter, visit https://www.guardiansecuritysw.co.uk/locksmiths-exeter/

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Moreover, in apartment complexes, you can contact the maintenance staff, as there may be a master key, which can help you gain entry to your home. For renters, calling your landlord might be the best option.

If you’re not particularly safety conscious, it’s possible that you may have left a door or window unlocked. Be aware though, that if a neighbour sees you entering a window, expect a visit from the police! Remember that leaving doors or windows unlocked is not a good idea and can validate your home insurance if you get burgled.


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