While we do enjoy our job, we know how much stress it can cause when you have to face an emergency, pick up the phone and call your local locksmith. We deal with these situations every day, and always encourage our clients to take precautionary steps to ensure they have peace of mind.

In this post we will share some of NYC Locksmith experts tips on how you can avoid the situation of calling a locksmith altogether, by planning ahead. Let’s get started, shall we?

Have Copies of Keys Made

In most cases a lot of people already have a spare set of keys. If you are not one of these people, make sure you have copies made just in case. This will save you the trouble of coughing up a sum when you find yourself in a crisis, and you won’t have to worry about getting into your home or car.

Opt for Keyless Locks

When you find yourself facing a burglary, or losing your keys, the first thing you do is call the locksmith to have the locks changed, right? Why not have them install a keyless lock instead. Keyless locks are either coded or bio mechanical and will save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

Make Sure Your Spare Key is At Hand

We’ve mentioned making spare keys, right. But now, you have to take responsibility for it and keep it at hand. Be sure to attach it to a set of keys. If it’s your car keys, you can always have a magnetic box installed underneath your car to put your spare key there. Emergency avoided!

Install Locks Inside Your Doors

Consider installing locks on the inside of your doors. This is another option instead of installing keyless locks and is much more affordable too. You can either have deadbolts installed, or chain locks. This will keep you safe from burglars when you do lose your keys.

Get Keypads for Your Car

While the majority of new cars do not require old school keys anymore, if your model is a bit older you can still get a keypad. Contact your friendly local locksmith in Manhattan to discuss your options and get it installed straight away. Having a keypad for your car will allow you to keep the keys inside the car, while entering it using a code.

We love helping our clients solve their key and key-related problems. We do however have a good understanding of how stressful losing a set of keys can be, or dealing with a break-in. In most cases, being prepared ahead of time can save you time, money and a lot of stress and anxiety.

Now that you have some ideas on how to be prepared and avoid an emergency and spending a lot of money, you’d better start planning which options you are going to implement.