Any reputable locksmith in Belfast will tell you that having a spare key is essential – regardless of whether you’re a homeowner, business owner or car owner.
Surprisingly, so few people have a spare key – only to be left stranded when they, unfortunately, get locked out or lose their keys.
Here are the top 5 reasons you should have a spare kay for every important lock in your life.
- Prevent being locked out
There’s no disputing that lockouts can be extremely frustrating, but they can happen to anyone, so you should be prepared.
Although having a spare key can save you valuable time and money, it can also help in an emergency.
2.Avoid dealing with snapped keys
One of the main causes of lockouts is broken keys. It’s worth remembering that they aren’t invincible to time or the strain that’s put on them daily. Keys can easily break when they have been used over and over again.
If your key is sticking in the lock or doesn’t seem to be working as it should, be sure to take a closer look.
Having a spare will allow you to switch between multiple keys. This will reduce the risk of damage to the original key and preventing it from snapping inside the lock.
Believe it or not, having a spare key can save lots of money. For starters, you needn’t worry about having to call a locksmith to come to your rescue when you’re locked out. You’ll be able to let yourself in.
You needn’t worry about missing an important meeting because your car key has snapped. You can simply pick up the spare and think about getting the original fixed (or replaced) once the meeting has finished.
Having a spare key will give you a piece of mind that you wont’t be having to spend out of hours fees either.
4.It’s more convenient
If a homeowner only has one set of keys and multiple people living under the same roof. This makes it difficult as everyone will have to depend on one person to always be there to lock and unlock doors.
Aside from this, it increases the risk of keys getting lost as so many people are sharing the one key and will likely put it down somewhere.
There are several reasons why you may consider a key replacement (e.g. your keys are lost, stolen or broken etc.).
Having a spare key, close at hand, is convenient for times when you lock yourself out and can decrease the amount of time it takes a locksmith to cut a new key. If the key isn’t present, we will have to disassemble the lock or resort to other measures to try and obtain the key code necessary. This can be a timely process. But, if you already have a spare key, and simply want a copy made, the key cutting process takes just a couple of minutes and will cost you a fraction of the price as less time and resources will be required.