When it comes to protecting your home, car or business, your locks are arguable your most important security measure.
They are usually your first line of defence, helping to keep your doors and windows secure.
However, having locks that are in good working order is only half the battle, you also need to be sure your keys are working too.
In case of emergency, a spare set of keys will always come in handy, especially if you lose your main set.
If you’re running late, they can help ensure you get to where you’re going on time. You need never worry about being locked out again. And if you have family members who have lost their own keys, you can make sure they are never locked out.
Whatever the situation, here are our top five reasons why you might need a spare key…
You’re locked out
Whether it’s your house, car or business, locking yourself out can cause a major headache.
It can distract you from whatever you were meant to be doing, make you late and send you into a mad panic while you look for your keys.
And, if you can’t find them, you’ve got all the hassle of either getting a new key cut or, worse, having to replace the whole lock.
To save yourself the stress, getting a couple of sets of spare keys cut and storing them in a safe place that can be easily accessed in an emergency is your best bet.
Not only can it work out cheaper in the long run than having to call out an emergency locksmith, it can also save you a lot of valuable time and hassle.
You’ve lost your keys
Chances are if you’re locked out, it’s probably because you’ve lost your keys.
It’s easy to do, and most people do it.
Whether you have mislaid your keys, can’t remember where you put them, or they have fallen into the wrong hands, having a spare set to hand will at least enable you to access your home or business or drive home.
However, if you have lost your keys and are concerned they may have been stolen, replacing your locks will help prevent anyone from gaining unauthorised entry to your property, giving you peace of mind.
Damaged locks or keys
While locks and keys are both built to last a long time, because they are used regularly, they can get worn, damaged or stop working correctly. When that happens, the only option is to replace them.
If this is the case, a good locksmith will be able to give you expert advice on the best way forward and do the job for you if required.
While you can buy the locks and do it yourself, a professional locksmith will ensure your locks are replaced and fitted to the highest standards, using BSI compliant locks if needed.
They can also cut you a new set of keys while you wait.
You’ve moved home
If you have just moved into a new home and are worried about your security, it’s always a good idea to change the locks and keys for added peace of mind.
After all, can you be sure that you are the only person who has a set of keys?
It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to looking after your family, valuables and sentimental objects. Prevention is better than cure, right?
You just need a spare set of keys
There are plenty of scenarios where you can save yourself a lot of time, money and hassle by having a spare set of keys to use when you need them.
You might be running late for a meeting or appointment.
You could be on your way to work, wanting to get home or rushing around to meet someone.
You might be late picking the kids up or on the way to catch a flight or train.
You might even be stuck outside your house, late at night, in the pouring rain, wishing you knew where you’d left your house keys.
Whatever the reason, having a spare set of keys in case you need them can be a lifesaver.
It can give you the peace of mind of knowing that even if you do lose your keys, you’ve got a spare, so you’ll still be able to get into your home or use your vehicle when you need it.
Give Grays Locksmiths a call
Grays Locksmiths is a member of the Master Locksmiths Association. We have been providing professional and trusted locksmith services to the people of Nottingham and beyond for more than 30 years.
We aim to make all our customers feel safe and secure in their homes and protect what’s important to them.
We are compliant with BS3621 standards, up to date with current insurance legislation and strive to stay ahead of the curve with all the latest security trends and technologies to ensure you are always getting the best advice and solutions on the market.
To find out more about our products and services, call our Nottingham security centre on 0115 9422315.