Published on August 27th, 2014 | by Balanced Family0
Locked Out? There’s An App For That
We’ve all had those days when our brain just seems to be scrambled. With today’s busy schedules and hectic lifestyles, it’s easy to get locked out of your home or car. Gone are the days when people stood around asking themselves how to find a locksmith. Thanks to technology, finding an affordable locksmith or emergency locksmith services is as easy as opening an app.
There’s no doubt that duplicating keys used to be a challenge back in the day. This required not only finding local locksmith services who were open, but the the original key was needed in order to cut a copy.
Thankfully, technology has made the process of finding an affordable locksmith as well as having a copy cut a whole lot easier. A number of digital locksmiths have been popping up in recent years, as more and more consumers rely on their smart phones and mobile devices.
These sites and mobile apps all work more or less in the same manner. Customers take a photograph of their keys, and then upload the image, which is then used to create a physical copy of your key which can be mailed directly to you. In metropolitan areas such as New York, special kiosks are available that allow customers to completely bypass the need for customers to residential locksmith services.
Though this saves time by not having to physically go an affordable locksmith in order to have a copy cut, it raises security issues. Tech-savvy thieves or just nosy neighbors can easily snap a photograph of your keys if they are left unattended and use this photo to have a duplicate made.
In order to prevent this, exercise common sense. Never leave keys unattended for any reason, and only give your keys to trusted individuals, such as close friends and family members. Customers are also encouraged to key their car and house keys separate for occasions such as valet parking or taking your vehicle to the mechanic.
By taking advantage of these tips, customers can have the peace of mind knowing that their home is secure, and that getting locked out isn’t nearly as bad it used to be.