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Losing your keys can be a frustrating and inconvenient experience. It can also be a security risk, if your keys are stolen. Knowing what to do if you lose your keys can help alleviate some of the stress and keep your property safe.

Report it to the police

The first thing you should do if you think your keys have been stolen is to file a report with the police. This will help them investigate the theft and may increase your chances of recovering your keys. Be sure to provide the police with as much information as possible about the circumstances of the theft, including when and where you last had your keys.

Change your locks

Once you’ve reported your keys stolen, it’s important to change the locks on your home or business. This will help prevent unauthorized access and give you peace of mind. Changing your locks is a quick and easy process that can be done by a professional locksmith. Be sure to choose a reputable locksmith with experience in lock replacement.

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Get a spare key

If you don’t have a spare key, now is a good time to get one. Having a backup key can save you time and money in the event that you lose your keys again. You can either make a copy of your existing key or have a locksmith create a new key from scratch. Keep your spare key in a safe place, such as a lockbox or with a trusted friend or family member.

Consider getting a locksmith

If you’re locked out of your home or business, you may need to call a locksmith. A locksmith can help you gain access to your property and may even be able to help you change your locks. When choosing a locksmith, be sure to choose one with a good reputation and experience in emergency lockouts.

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Additional tips for keeping your keys safe

Here are some additional tips for keeping your keys safe and avoiding the hassle of losing or having them stolen:

    • Don’t leave your keys in your car. If you must leave your keys in your car, make sure to lock it and hide the keys out of sight.

    • Don’t give your keys to anyone you don’t trust. Only give your keys to people who you know and trust.

    • Keep your keys in a safe place. When you’re not using your keys, keep them in a safe place, such as a lockbox or a hidden compartment.

    • Get a key fob. A key fob is a small electronic device that can be used to unlock your doors. Key fobs are more secure than traditional keys, and they can help you avoid having to carry around a bulky set of keys.

Additional tips for keeping your car keys safe

    • Use a remote start system. A remote start system allows you to start your car from a distance, which can help prevent your keys from being stolen.

    • Get a car key with a chip. A car key with a chip is more difficult to copy than a traditional key.

    • Park in a well-lit area. Parking in a well-lit area can help deter thieves.

By following these tips, you can help keep your keys safe and avoid the inconvenience and stress of losing them or having them stolen.

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Catherine Morgan
Catherine Morgan
Excellent service and workmanship. Very polite and helpful. Thanks for sorting it out quickly
Nykolina Gibson
Nykolina Gibson
Excellent service. Andy took time to explain what was causing the problem with the doors. Solved the issues swiftly and effectively.
Seb Page
Seb Page
Great service from Andy, helped me out when I was stuck. He kept me fully informed when he was on his way. Also got my locks changed by him a few weeks later. I highly recommend his services, a genuine friendly guy. Thanks Andy
Davina Jarvis
Davina Jarvis
I am Absolutely so grateful for Andy and hes fast response to me this morning, I'm in harlow and he came to me within 20 minutes of our phone call to change one of my locks. But in the end he did two for me. Now I can sleep again tonight. Also he is so affordable even with two locks so it definitely didn't break the bank so I'm a very happy lady today. Thank you Andy.you have a customer for life now.
Martin Brown
Martin Brown
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Maria Saval
Maria Saval
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Excellent service. Arrived promptly and was extremely efficient and friendly. A+. Many thanks Andy.
Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers
Andy was very efficient this morning (sunday) arrived in around 5 minutes from me calling and had the lock changed in no time. All in all about 30mins from call to completion
Paolo Di Domenico
Paolo Di Domenico
Andy was with us within five minutes and we was in our house within 20th seconds, very professional, would highly recommend him
Thomas Dunleavy
Thomas Dunleavy
Brilliant - came out late on Sunday night and fixed two broken doors in no time.

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