What To Do If You Lose Your Keys
Losing your keys can be a real stressful experience, this is only made worse if you are sure you know you have not just lost them in the house, or they are just not in the usual place. What to do if you lose your keys?
Leaving Keys in the lock
Many people make the mistake of leaving keys in the lock, closing the door and getting distracted on the way out or in and forgetting the keys are still in the lock. This is such a common occurrence. Not because we are stupid or foolish but purely because we all have hectic lifestyles. Many people do not keep all their keys together on the same keyring for security reasons.
Any unscrupulous person who may come along see’s them and can take them away for later. This is a crime. They will only have bad intent. your keys have been stolen. The thief knows where the keys will fit, they also know that they can now work on ‘casing the joint’ to find out the best time to use this opportunity.
Bag and car theft
Unfortunately, many people lose their keys through more intentional bag and car theft. It is not always a case of they dropped down the back of their sofa or chair and are just misplaced.
A loose couple of keys may not be a real problem to you, you possibly think you can get another cut, no big deal, you can do this next time you are out and about.
This way of thinking is completely wrong, if any of your personal belongings have been stolen, then there is a high chance you had a library card or maybe a store discount card, or any other form of ID stolen along with the lost keys.
This means a potential thief now has the key or keys to your home, vehicle or office and the required tools to find out more about you.
Not the type of person anyone sane person would intentionally give a spare key to.
Keys have been stolen
If you think your keys have been stolen, it is recommended all locks are changed as soon as possible.
In most cases this also applies to genuinely misplaced keys.
When you have run out of ideas as to where you left them, the chances are, they are in the possession of someone else or simply lost forever. Do not leave it to chance.
Do not forget to make the police aware. Call the police on the local non emergency number 101 or if you have the number of your local station call them. They will give you and give you the best information based on what you tell them. If they think the incident needs investigating they will let you know.
Even if they do not decide to investigate, an incident number from them will help with the speed of any insurance claim you may wish to pursue later on.
Call your home insurance, in most cases they will cover the cost of replacements. This is not always the case but most policies cover for emergencies and incidents.
Try to calm yourself
It is a horrible feeling knowing that someone has access or possible access to your own personal belongings and space. It is however not the end of the world if you act quickly and decisively.
There may also even be some positives to come out of the situation. You may have had outdated locks fitted to your doors and they needed replacing anyway.
You just never got around to doing it. Try to calm yourself down, have a nice warm drink then think about starting the process of getting the lock or locks replaced and the appropriate people informed.
What to do if you lose your keys. Call a local locksmith. Let the police know and get an incident number, call your insurance company. You may be covered for the cost of the locksmith and new locks. Contact us at Pip Lockout Locksmith. We serve many locations. Newbury, Basingstoke, Andover, Romsey, Overton, Ludgershall, Amesbury, Kings Worthy, Newbury, and many more.
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