There’s no convenient time to lose your keys. Whether you misplace them at home or lose them while out and about, it always results in a frantic search and time spent retracing your last steps.

But more than just the hassle of being locked out of your home, there’s also the security risk of your keys ending up in the wrong hands.

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Should you call a 24 hour locksmith if you’ve lost your keys?

If you’ve lost your keys and you’re sure they’re not just hiding somewhere at home, it’s time to weigh up your options.

If you accidently dropped them in the Merri Creek while out on a walk – and there’s no chance they can be linked to your house – then you might get away with just having a new set cut from your spare keys and be done with it.

However if you think you left your keys at the supermarket or they were stolen and can be traced back to your house, then it’s time to call a 24 hour locksmith in Coburg.

If you keep your car keys attached to your house keys – as many of us do – then it’s easy for would be thieves to find your car. All they need to do is wander along the street or car park pressing the unlock button until your car responds. And if you keep anything in your car with your address on it – say a registration form or RACV membership – then your thief also has access to them.

You should also be aware that your insurer may not pay out if you don’t change your locks after losing your keys and are subsequently burgled.

So rather than worrying about your family and home’s security, a 24 hour locksmith will change your locks immediately and can also give you recommendations to beef up the security for the rest of your house.

Amalgamated Locksmiths provide a full mobile locksmith service for your home security needs. And we operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency services – like lock outs and lost keys – across all areas of Melbourne.