What to Do if You Are Locked Out of Your House

There is nothing worse than coming home and realizing you are locked out of your house. This can be very scary and can be worrisome. However, do not panic just yet. Here are a few steps you should take if you are locked out of your house:

Call A Friend/Family

The first thing you should do when you have been locked out is to think of any friends or family members that may have a spare key. Call or text them first thing. If you do have someone with a spare key, you can quickly get into your house again in no time. If you are renting an apartment or house, another person you can call is your landlord. Landlords always have spare keys.


If you do not know anyone with a spare key and do not have a landlord, the next step you should take is to look around your house to see if there is a window or another door that is open or unlocked.

If you are in a desperate situation, another option you could do is to break a window to get inside. However, this is not recommended because it can be dangerous and alert neighbors thinking someone is breaking in.

Call a Locksmith 

If everything else fails, another option to get you into your home in a lockout is to call a locksmith. Locksmiths have the ability to open locked doors with special tools and this way you don’t have to deal with additional expenses fixing broken windows. Locksmiths have years of experience helping people who are locked out and can get you back into your home quickly and easily. If you are locked out at night or early morning, many locksmiths have an emergency service that you can call so you are not stranded out at night. Artery Lock offers an emergency service, so if you are locked out call our experienced and trustworthy locksmiths today!

After the Lock-Out

If you have lost your house key it is also important for your security and safety to change you locks as quickly as possible. In this case, you should hire a trusted locksmith to change rekey or change your locks. Many locksmiths can do this fairly inexpensively. However, you may want to look into other door hardware systems to prevent ever being locked out again. At Artery Lock Services, we offer keyless locking systems that eliminate physical keys altogether. Learn more about all the door hardware systems we offer today.