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Lost Keys - What To Do When You Lose Your Keys

Losing your keys happens to more people than you’d think. Most of the time, the keys are simply misplaced, or have fallen within the cracks of couch cushions or have made their way into trusting souls who would never do anything to try and find the matching lock. Still, most people who lose their keys readily take the necessary steps to ensure their safety and the safety of the ones they love. There are people out there who have nothing better to do than find the matching home or car the set of keys belongs to, especially if you lose your keys at work, at your favorite spot, or where there's a good chance whoever found your keys knows exactly where to go to find the match. So the question looms, what should you do when you lose your keys? Use the tips and tricks below to help you make that important decision.

Tips and Tricks

The number one logical thing most people do is change their locks around their home. Some people simply add locks such as deadbolts so they're not replacing every key ring in the household. Other times, people add protection through the use of door braces, door chains, automatic lights and video monitoring systems.

If you have a home system installed, and you had a key chain device on your key ring, it’s a good idea to alert the company and make them aware that 1) you need a new one and 2) change the codes. This will give added protection to your home, family and yourself.

Inform your neighbors. We’ve all heard of the term ‘nosy neighbors’ however, this time you can use it to your advantage, at least until you can make some changes in and around your home to add protection. Neighborhood watch is a great way to protect everyone close to you.

Another thing you might want to consider is calling a locksmith to re-key your car. If your car has an alarm on it, contacting the dealership to alert them of the issue and to find out if they can re-alarm your car wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

I know some of these things can seem outrageous, expensive and time consuming but if safety is your top priority you should take some of the extra steps to reinforce what you’ve already accomplished. Possessions and material objects are one thing, and lives are another. Besides, you’ll realize that taking all of these steps really doesn’t take too much time at all, especially when your loved ones are at stake.

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