How to Save Yourself From Being Locked Out of Your House

Getting locked out of your house is a common inconvenience. Losing your keys or forgetting to lock the door when you leave are just some of the many reasons for getting locked out. When you realize that you left the keys at home and are now locked out, all hope can seem lost.
This current situation can happen to everyone because it always happens in a moment that lacks attention. It can also happen because the key you’re using won’t turn in the lock, or if you lost your keys.

Matrix Locksmith Toronto is specialized in solving problems with locks and keys. Give our technician a call when you find yourself locked out of your house, we will be there to help immediately!

Here are some of our tips that can help prevent locking yourself out of the house:


1.Update your door with a keyless doorknob:

When we take a break from the house to do something outside for a few minutes, usually it’s not noticeable that the door is locked. And when we return, we find that we are locked out. With the latest smart door locks, you can lock the front door by using either a key on the inside or your phone and an app from outside.

It is safer to have 2 door locks on the inside of your house than one. The doorknob is not as secure as a deadbolt, because it doesn’t add to privacy or safety in your home. One way to beef up your home security is by adding an additional deadbolt.
This way, you have 2 locks plus a keyless knob so that someone can’t just pick the lock or enter through the other door and gain access with a stolen key.

2.It’s a good idea to have an extra, spare house key in your vehicle:

In the event of a lockout, keeping your house and car keys separate will allow you to have one with you when coming from both. 

To ensure you are never locked out of your home or car, we recommend keeping one spare key in the house and one in the car. Separating your old keyring into two separate pieces with a different key each makes it more difficult to forget both keys.

However, there is a danger in this method because if someone breaks into your car, they will have the potential to get access to your house too. Your solution is making sure you put the key somewhere in your car where an intruder would not be able to find it as well.


3.Instead of leaving your key hidden in an unsafe place, store it in a lockbox:

Key Box

Many people leave a key outside their home, so they don’t get locked out. This ensures that even if they get locked outside, there’s a key nearby, the family keeps one outside. It is a good idea. 

However, you may be surprised to learn that most burglaries are done without force. So how does a burglar usually break in? They find the hidden key. Burglars are aware of all the places where people store their keys.

Therefore, instead of hiding your keys in an easily accessible location that they can access, we suggest you hide them in a lockbox. Moreover, make sure the combination is memorized by anyone who lives in your house.

As a result, you’ll still have a key outside your house just in case you need it, and it’ll be safe from intruders. Some individuals choose to hide their lockbox in plain sight. It goes without saying that a secret lockbox is more secure than one that is visible.

4.If you have standard locks in your home, change them to a smart lock:

Smart Lock for your house

Some people may choose not to use it in this manner because it is costly. However, a smart lock can be helpful if you tend to lose things like keys. Remote keyless entry systems can offer comfort and peace of mind in a variety of ways.

When you use it, there is no chance your keys could be lost or forgotten outside. Locks come in many different shapes and forms. Some of the common ones are numeric-and-symbol combos, fingerprints, or even iris scans.

5.Give a key to your trusted neighbour or family member.

key handed over to trusted people

One strategy is to cut a spare key for one of your neighbours or a friend nearby. This way, you’ll always have an easy access point to your home in the event that you forgot or lost your keys.

However, only doing so is a good idea when you truly trust the person. Furthermore, a neighbour with a key is not only good in case you get locked out of the house. But also when help at home is needed and cannot be reached easily. 

Nevertheless, this method does not guarantee that you won’t be locked outside as there’s a chance your neighbour won’t be home if he isn’t expecting you.


With these tips ensure you never lose your keys again. In Case of an Emergency contact Matrix Locksmith in Toronto for all types of key services.

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