Accidentally locking yourself out is not only a frustrating experience, but it can be a chilly one if you do so in the wintertime. We all take measures to prevent such a mistake, but we are all only human – it happens! If you’ve come across the unfortunate event where you have been locked out in the cold, here is what you can do to stay warm and get back inside.
Try to Keep Your Cool
Of course we don’t mean this literally, but letting yourself get upset over getting locked out will only make the situation worse. Sometimes, when people get distressed, they will jump to rash solutions like smashing a window in order to get inside, but then they have to deal with broken glass on the floor and repairing their window in the wintertime. Instead, try to evaluate all of your options to ensure that you are, in fact, locked out in the cold, and then you can move on to the next step: calling for help.
Call Your Atlanta Locksmith
Whether you are locked out of your car, home, or office, your local Atlanta locksmith will be able to help you get back inside. With a trustworthy locksmith, you can rest assured knowing that they will get to as fast as they can, and let you back into your home without damaging your property. Many locksmiths operate on a 24-hour basis, so no matter what time it is, you won’t have to sit out in the cold for long.
After your locksmith arrives, they will have you back inside your home or car in no time. Then you can discuss with them the possibility of making duplicate keys or strategies in order to prevent yourself from getting locked out again. Most locksmiths also are able to change locks, which you can do if you are concerned about the safety of your property.
Stay Warm While You Wait
Ambu-Lock, one of Atlanta’s most reliable emergency locksmiths, has an average response time of 20 minutes. While that is not a very long time to wait, at all, you will need to stay warm until they can get there. If you are locked out of your home or office, you can simply wait in your car with the heat on until your rescue team arrives. Or, you can ask a neighbor if you can visit for a few minutes while your locksmith team is on the way.
However, if you’re locked out of your car, staying warm can be a little trickier. If you are out, you can try waiting in a nearby store that’s open, with your phone on hand, just in case your locksmith calls. For those who are not near an open store and also locked out of their car, bundle up and continue to move around, for if you stand still, you will get colder.
If you’ve accidentally gotten locked out in the cold, don’t fret! Call Ambu-Lock, your local Atlanta locksmith, to come and help you out! For more information on our locksmith services, please contact us today.