Key duplication is something most of us rarely think about until we find ourselves locked out of the house with the weather going bad or getting dark. It’s also something most of us underestimate until our car keys get lost or locked inside the car, and we are left standing in a deserted parking lot. In such situations, a locksmith is always a call away, but it’s always wiser to be one step ahead by getting your keys duplicated before such emergencies. Besides, having a spare key can prove advantageous not only in such emergencies but also in the situations described herein.
1.When You Need to Travel
Even if your job involves working from home, you will, at some point, have to leave the house. For instance, during this festive season, you may have no option but to go to that school reunion you were invited to months earlier or for that vacation you booked.
When you do, the worst thing you want is to invite intruders into your home because there is a bunch of piling mail on your door. Also, you do not want to come home to find your pet gone because your neighbors called animal control after they realized you’d been gone for days, and your pet was left unattended.
Having an extra key solves such problems as it means you can leave it with a friend, relative, or neighbor who’ll watch your home while you’re away. They can feed the pet, take the mail inside, and be on the lookout for any issues that may need your attention. Besides, having someone come and go into your home regularly when you are away discourages intruders.
2. To Allow Easy Access into Your Home Whenever Need Arises
Key duplication also makes your life more convenient as you don’t need to be around whenever someone essential needs access to your home. For instance, if you are at work and need your babysitter to pick up your kids from school and stay with them until you’re back, giving them an extra key means they can easily let themselves in your house.
If there is any emergency inside your home, for instance, a flooding house, that neighbor who turned into a best friend can always let themselves inside your home and turn off the water. If you have teenage kids, you don’t have to be around every time they come from school, as they can use their spare key to gain entry.
3. Saves You Money
As you may know, any emergency service, be it a health or finance-related issue, always costs a little bit more. But when you handle situations before they get out of hand, it always saves you some cash. This applies even in lost keys. When you seek key duplication services beforehand, it’ll be cheaper than when you are locked out of your home and have to call a locksmith to help out. Keep in mind, that regardless of how careful you are with your keys, human is to error and you may lose them when you least expect it. Therefore, it pays to have a spare for such situations.
Key duplication makes your life easy. It makes your life convenient and fosters good relations with those who you offer a spare as it shows you trust them. It provides peace of mind as you don’t have to worry about the “what ifs” because you know when they happen, you’ve got a spare key to save the day.