Ever got yourself locked out of your home?

By: Shai Navon

Forgot your car keys inside your vehicle without any way to get back inside? Arrived at your doorstep to discover your front door lock is not functioning properly? We’ve all been there. These stressful situations have become an integral part of modern living and at some point or another most of us find ourselves in such emergency situations that require immediate professional locksmith services.

At Lock and Tech USA we provide 24 HR Locksmith services in New York and throughout years of providing security services we have come across many of these and other delicate security situations that required immediate assistance. From car keys getting stuck inside the ignition switch with no apparent way to open a car without damaging it, to lost key replacements and emergency home lockout situations, we’ve seen it all. In order to help you get the most out of your service we have compiled the following 4 tips about what you need to know when contacting a locksmith.

1. Knowing your exact location

When calling for service, whether it’s an emergency situation or not it is important to know the exact address of the location where you need the service to be provided. This seems somewhat obvious if you are calling regarding residential services for your home or office but what happens, for example when you get locked out of your car in the local shopping center parking lot or while visiting a friend? Before calling make sure to write down your exact location as it will help your technician to arrive at your location as quickly as possible. If you are not sure where you are try asking a person you can find in the area or a local shop if there’s one around you. Another great option is walking to the nearest street corner and notifying your service provider of the exact street corners you are not. Lastly if you have a smartphone handy you can attempt discovering your exact location via your phone’s GPS system and favorite Map application.

2. Be ready to provide proof of residence or ownership

We receive many calls for emergency lockout assistance for homes and vehicles. When the service technician arrive at your location they must always verify you have legal permission to access the premises or that you are the actual owner of the vehicle you are attempting to get back into. This is done for your protection and to avoid situations where unauthorized individuals gain access to other people’s property. When calling for any type of service it is important to have proof of ownership or residence on hand in order to present to your service providers upon their arrival.

3. Know your technician!

After placing a call for service you will stand by for the technician to arrive at your location. For your safety it is important to only use licensed technicians who you trust. A professional service provider will always arrive at your location in a clearly marked service vehicle that is fully stocked with the latest available locksmithing tools and will be fully informed for your protection. Make sure to receive a proper and complete receipt from your technician once the job is completed to your satisfaction and you have inspected the work provided and are fully satisfied with it.

4. Program the contact number

You never know when you will find yourself in another situation where the help of a professional locksmith is required. Once you find a service provider you can trust, make sure to program their contract phone number to your phone, so it’s easily available and accessible to you should the need to contact them again arise.

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Lock and Tech USA provides complete locksmith, security systems, handyman and maintenance services throughout NY. The company has many local authorized key duplication centers throughout the New York area that offer key duplication services and other security related products as well as a flagship store front in Brooklyn. Call (877) 715-6252 or visit lockandtech.com for immediate service in your area.

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