Have A Key But Still Locked Out?
Most of us consider a lock to be a simple security devise. Locks keep unwanted people for easily gaining entrance to your home, car, or garage, yet normally allow you to gain entrance to your own possessions or rentals by the simple turn of the key. Of course you know that there are times when people misplace, lose or have their key stolen and get locked out of their homes, offices, cars, or garages. There are even some cases where people have left their keys in their car’s ignition and locked themselves out of their car when shopping or going to work. But what happens when you have your key in your hand and still find yourself locked out of your home, car, or business?
Malfunctioning Tumbler Locks
There are times when people become locked out even when they have the key to lock in hand. One of the causes of a lock out with key is that the lock simply malfunctions. Locks are simple mechanical devices and like any mechancial devices they can wear out and malfunction. In some cases when a lock malfunctions the tumblers inside no longer respond to the turn of the key.
When a lock malfunctions you may be able to repair it and get it to working again, However in some cases you may need to have the lock rebuilt or replace it with a brand new lock.
Keys like locks can become worn over time and can break off in the lock when you try and try unlock your door. In order to get your door unlocked you will need to remove the broken key without damaging the lock and then use a second fitted key (key copy) to unlock the your door. If you try and remove the broken key, and damage your lock in the process then you may need repair or replace the lock as well as get a new key made.
Card Keys and Locks
Some businesses and even some apartment buildings use locks that require the use of cards with magnetic strips rather than the traditional keys. In cases of these locks, the cards or the lock may malfunction, causing you to have to determine whether the problem lies with the key or the lock itself. Once the determination is made then either a new card needs to be made or the lock will need to be repaired or replaced.
In some cases you can actually gain entry into your car only to find out that you are locked out of the ignition. There are times when the transponder in your car key malfunctions and your car key needs to be replaced with a new transponder and then your the transponder needs to be programmed to work with your cars ignition.
There are various types of security locks, which means there are a variety of things that can go wrong from malfunctions in key pads or electrical circuits and everything in between. In most cases, you are going to need someone who understands the type of security lock you have to determine the cause of the lockout and to correct the problem.
Getting the Help You Need for Lock Out Problem
In most cases when you are locked out of your car or a building the best thing you can do is to get the assistance of a licensed and professional locksmith. Not only can a locksmith diagnosis the problem for you they can also make repairs or replace that lock or key right on the spot.
When calling a locksmith there are a few things you want to consider.
- Has the lock out created an emergency situation? Do you need to gain access to your car, your home, your garage or your business today? Where you are probably going to want and need to gain access to your car or home immediately, there may be times when you can make an appointment for the next day to have your lock and key problem resolved. For example, you may not need immediate access to your garage, and so may not consider getting into this building an emergency situation. If you are locked out of your home late at night you are going to want a locksmith that provides 24 hour service 7 days a week.
- Is the locksmith you call local? When choosing a locksmith you are going to want to choose a locksmith that can answer your call within a reasonable period of time, especially if you need a locksmith in an emergency. A local locksmith will be able to reach your location faster than one that is further away.
- Does the Locksmith Charge Reasonable Rates? You also want a locksmith that charges reasonable rates. Local locksmiths tend to keep their rates more reasonable because they live and do the majority of their business in the community. Locksmiths from another area tend to charge more because they don’t have to depend on the community for the majority of their business and have to travel a greater distance to serve you.
Choosing the Right Locksmith to Meet Your Needs
Locksmith Queens Inc. is the right locksmith service to meet your lock out needs. Not only are we a fully licensed and bonded locksmith service, but we provide 24/7 emergency services to all of our customers. No matter what time of the day or night you need a locksmith service we will be on our way to you within minutes. Best of all, we are conveniently located so that we can reach anywhere in Queens within 30 minutes.
As a local locksmith we are dedicated to helping keep the residents of our community safe and secure and for that reason we do our best to keep our rates reasonable and affordable. In order to achieve that goal we offer a 15% discount on any service or product you purchase through us.
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