Woman sitting outside her house - she's locked herself out.It’s a daily occurrence across Melbourne – the hustle and bustle of daily life sometimes means our thoughts are elsewhere and we’ve absent-mindedly locked ourselves out of the house.

Don’t worry – Amalgamated Locksmiths service areas across Melbourne CBD. 24-hour emergency locksmiths are on-hand to respond to areas including Collingwood, Fitzroy, Brunswick, Carlton, North Melbourne, South Melbourne, and the surrounding areas.

Steps to Take When You’ve Locked Yourself Out of your House?

You can’t believe it’s just happened – everyone’s stepped out of the house for the family gathering for which you’re already running late – the door’s swung shut and you discover nobody has the house key. Or the key has fallen out of our pocket at some point during the day, and retracing your steps brings you no luck, so you’re stuck outside your own house.

Step One: Perimeter Check

Cat outside closed window.

The first thing to do is a perimeter check. You can see if there’s an open window or unlocked backdoor. But naturally, you’re too security conscious to have left anything open and, of course, there’s the complication of the alarm system. Please don’t force entry into your own home – this can often cause damage and become a much costlier exercise than calling an emergency locksmith straight away.

Step Two: Call a neighbour or family member with a spare set of keys

If you’re an organised person who has the foresight to plan ahead for these sorts of emergencies, you may have a neighbour or family member with a spare set of keys who can come to the rescue.

Step Three: Call Accredited 24-hour Emergency Locksmiths

Amalgamated Locksmiths 24-hour emergency locksmiths

However, in most situations, the only solution is to call a 24-hour Emergency Locksmith.

Re-entry is one of our specialities. Our locksmiths have dealt with all the common locks and smart systems installed across North and South Melbourne. We are able to deliver emergency security services, such as emergency key cutting, lock repair and re-entry including access control overrides that will get you back into your home.

We can also help you set up a more secure home – if you’ve locked yourself out and discovered your own house is surprisingly easy to break into; you may want to give us a call for some free advice.

Time to Install a Keyless Lock

If you frequently waste precious minutes of your day looking for your house key or standing outside your front door rummaging through an over-stuffed bag because your keys have jiggled their way to the bottom – then it may be time to consider upgrading to a keyless lock.

Keyless locks allow you to gain entry with a keycode. Our Mobile Locksmiths will be able to install the Lockwood 001Touch Keyless Digital Deadlatch or Deadbolt. 20 different users can use this lock and the number of times a pin can be used can also be limited. Allowing you to give a pin to some temporary guests or workmen for the necessary time only. For more information about this reliable keyless lock read our feature blog post – How to Secure Your Home’s Front Doors with Lockwood 001Touch Keyless Digital Deadlatch or Deadbolt.

If you’d like to call us regarding a free on-site quote, or to simply discuss security options, follow the link to our contact page.