Believe it or not, a lot of homeowners do not have spare keys for their property, vehicle or office. Some just do not see it as a necessity, while others simply don’t even think about it. Well, not having a spare key can lead to some pretty problematic situations; in this blog post, we are going to outline the top reasons to have a spare key for your home, office, or vehicle.
Not Having A Spare Key Can Cause A Lot Of Stress
As we have mentioned above, if you don’t carry a spare key you may find yourself in some stressful circumstances if you get locked out of your house or lose your keys. Below are some great reasons to consider purchasing a spare key.
Spare Keys Actually Save You Money
In the long run, having a spare set of keys can save you a good chunk of money. This is because you will not need to actually call a locksmith and incur the charges that follow them opening your property and changing your locks. If you lock yourself out of your business premises, you also won’t lose any money by having to keep your office closed until you can get inside. There are a lot more upsides to having a spare key than there are downsides.
Avoid Accidental Lockouts
Lockouts can happen to the best of us and they are certainly extremely frustrating. Not being able to get into your home, for example, is very nerve-wracking (especially if you have nowhere else to go). It is not just your home that you can lock yourself out of, however. You can also lock yourself out of your car if you manage to leave your keys inside and it automatically locks; this can be exceptionally annoying if you have already travelled somewhere and want to go home. It only takes one second of absent-mindedness to leave your keys behind and lock yourself out of your home or your car. At London Locks, we are emergency locksmiths who offer 24 hour emergency lockout services. This means that we are always on hand and available to help you regardless of the time of day.
More Convenient For Multiple People
If you are relying on multiple people using the same key, it is a recipe for disaster. For example, if you live with a few people but you only have one key to get into the house, it makes it hard for everyone else to depend on one person to always be there to lock and unlock the door. Having lots of people always use the same key also significantly increases the chances of the key getting lost and every single person being locked out of the home. If every single resident has their own key, they are responsible for it and must look after it and it also allows them to come and go as they please.
If you are a business owner and you are worried about limiting the access that your staff has to certain places within the business, you should also consider a key fob system. Key fobs are great for restricting access to individual sections of the business, as you can just give the appropriate people a specific fob. If you would like more information on how we can help you to install key fob systems into your workplace, please feel free to call us.