Apartment Lockout

We’ve all experienced this moment: we come home, search for our keys, and realize that we don’t have them. Or perhaps you just locked your door and discovered that your keys weren’t in your pocket or purse like you thought.

Getting locked out can be a huge pain, especially when you’re in an apartment building. Since apartments usually only have one entryway, finding a way inside when you’re locked out can be a hassle.

Fortunately, you have options. Experiencing an apartment lockout doesn’t have to ruin your whole day. Follow these tips, and you can get back inside in no time.

Hide a Spare Key

In most cases, you have limited options when trying to hide a spare key for your apartment. When you have a house, you can usually use something like a fake rock or planter to conceal your spare so that intruders don’t have easy access to your home’s contents.

However, you may be able to get a little creative. Depending on your situation, you may be able to hide the key in a light fixture, or if you have a mail drop on the door, you can post it beneath so that you can reach it.No matter what you do, however, be sure that the box is also locked. A combination is the best option so that you don’t have to worry about carrying a different spare key to open it. If necessary, you can save the combo on your phone, since most likely you’ll have that on you.

Get a Smart Lock

Speaking of smartphones, most of us will remember to bring our mobile device, even if we forget our keys. Thankfully, modern technology now allows you to install a smart lock on your doorknob so that you can get in electronically.

Since you live in an apartment, you will likely have to clear this kind of installation with your landlord before starting. However, if the landlord approves, this solution may end your apartment lockout woes.

Find a Key Buddy

Typically speaking, your landlord should be able to help you get back into your apartment if you’re locked out, but what if he or she isn’t on site when it happens? Also, depending on where you are in relation to the landlord’s office, it can be more of a hassle to go to them, especially if you’re carrying stuff like groceries.

Instead, it may be better to find someone who can hold onto a spare key for you. A friend or neighbor is the best option since they will likely be available if and when this happens. However, be sure that you can trust the person not to abuse the responsibility since you don’t want to allow easy access to your stuff.

Let 469Locksmith Help

If you need spare keys made, we have you covered. Also, we can assist with smart lock installation and maintenance if you decide to go that route. We have a wide assortment of hide-a-key boxes as well, so be sure to look at our selection.

Overall, being prepared for an apartment lockout is the best prevention. Let 469Locksmith help you get ready.

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Apartment Lockout Services

  • Office Lockouts

    Locked the keys in your office? Can’t remember the key code? We provide 24/7 emergency lockout services and we can be at your location within 30 minutes or less! Just call us and our customer service representative will dispatch a mobile response technician to you right away. Our mobile vans are equipped with the right tools and equipment to do the job without causing any damage to the door.

  • Master Key System

    A master key system is one of the simplest ways to ensure employees only have access to doors they’re authorized to access, with as few keys as possible. It makes key organization easier and multiple cylinder lock types can be opened with just one key, including main entry doors, internal doors, garage doors, and more.

  • Keyless Entry

    With a keyless entry system, there’s no need to give out keys to multiple employees. Employees can gain access to a door simply by typing a key code or with a fingerprint. These systems can also log the entry and exit of employees and you can view who was in the building at what times. You can also change and delete key codes with ease.

  • Security Cameras

    We can install simple and complex security camera systems to parking lots and in strategic locations within your building. Security systems can not only record events that happen in and around your property, but they are also proven to deter theft and crime.

  • Motion Sensor Lighting

    Another key component of a well-designed security system is the lighting. Where ever motion sensor lighting is installed, those lights will automatically turn on when motion is detected. This helps deter burglary and other crimes, protecting your assets and employees.

  • Alarm Systems

    These days there are many options for alarm systems that range in complexity and features. You can choose alarm lighting patterns and sounds, or you can choose to have a silent alarm. The controls can be placed on a wall, and some alarm systems can even be controlled from your smartphone.

  • File Cabinet Locks

    Most businesses store some type of sensitive information in file cabinets. Filing cabinets come preinstalled with basic locking mechanisms, but they are usually fairly easy for employees and other individuals to break into. We can install locking bars, padlocks, and other locking fixtures for better security of your sensitive information.

Free Estimates and Consultations

For a free estimate or security consultation call us at (469) 480 3395.We will help you determine what type of security system, locks, keys, and alarms are best suited for your commercial building. We work with businesses of all types and sizes and we offer the most affordable rates in the area.

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