Getting locked out of the house is a circumstance we all hope to avoid, as it can lead to unnecessary anxiety. However, if you do find yourself in this situation, you shouldn't panic. Knowing exactly what to do will help you make it through the situation with minimal stress.
Our team of expert locksmiths at Cheap Lock & Key is happy to help. We offer lockout services for residential properties located in and around Wesley Chapel, Brandon, and Tampa, FL.
While calling a professional locksmith company like us is oftentimes necessary, there are some other steps you can try first. These steps include finding another point of entry, locating a spare key, or asking your building manager for help.
Try to find another point of entry if you have locked yourself out of your home.
If you have locked yourself out of your home in Wesley Chapel, try to find another point of entry. Is there an unlocked window or back door that you can use to enter your home?...
Property management companies should be among the first in line for a long-term, valuable, locksmith company to have on speed dial. When it comes to the safety and security of your complexes, quality lock systems should be at the top of the list.
Some of the most important tasks that the property managers typically undertake include:
Securing the premises that your buildings are on
Protecting against vandalism
Ensuring the safety of tenants
These can be accomplished easily with a professional, reliable locksmith on hand. For example, you can call Cheap Lock & Key!
Cheap Lock & Key is licensed, insured, and trained in all areas of the field, including security audits.
Lock Changes, Master Keys, & Other Services Your Go-To Locksmith Can Provide
An on-call locksmith can become one of the most powerful tools for property management companies. Your go-to locksmith will be familiar with all of the locks on your buildings. Furthermore, they will be able to...
Cutting a new key for your vehicle may have been easier 20 years ago, but with modern times comes new technology and the focus on safety and security. Newer GM vehicle models are utilizing the transponder key or keyless entry remote systems in their vehicles to add protection for both you and your vehicle.
Keyless Ignition Systems Are Standard in Many GM Models
Many GM vehicles, within the past four years, have turned to the standard of keyless ignition systems. While it is not standard across the board on GM vehicles, many of their models come with the option for a keyless ignition system, such as:
GMC Yukon or Yukon XL
Losing a key for these cars can become a headache for the vehicle owner. The only way to get a new key cut for systems utilizing keyless entry is to have an entirely new key programmed for your vehicle.
Once a new key is programmed for your GM vehicle, all previously programmed keys are...
Mobile locksmiths are available whether you have locked yourself out of your car, lost your keys, or simply need a replacement key made. When it comes to replacing keys, the process is much different today, since the use of key fobs is becoming more and more common, than it was even just a few years ago. In fact, consumers do not even need their original key to make a replacement anymore. Furthermore, your key, whether it is a regular key or key fob, can be duplicated without the need to find the key code.
1. Replacing Traditional Keys
In order to create a replacement for your traditional key, your mobile locksmith will require proof of ownership of your vehicle and the VIN (vehicle identification number) of your automobile. With those two pieces of information, the mobile locksmith will be able to get the key code from the manufacturer of your car, which in turn will enable them to make the proper cuts for the new key. It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to have the mobile...
When you buy a new car, your auto dealer hands you the shiny new keys and sends you out to the open road. But how often do we forget to make a copy of that key? Here’s how that little bit of forethought can save you a huge headache down the road.
1. Locking your keys in the car.
Unless you have a smart key that makes it impossible to lock your keys in the car, it happens to the best of us—your doors lock automatically, or you manually push down the locking mechanism and before you have the chance to think about it, you close the door, turn around, and see your keys through the car window. If you don’t have a spare, you will have to call us to gain access. If you have a spare, you can have someone bring it to you or catch a ride home to retrieve it. Either way, time and money will be saved.
2. Losing the keys to your car.
We all know that when looking for your keys, they're always in the last place you look! However, sometimes you just can't find...