Realizing you are locked out of your home can be a terrible feeling. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to remedy the situation.

1. Call a Locksmith

A Decatur lock and key locksmith can help you get back in your home when you are locked out. Locksmiths have specialized tools and skills that they can usually use to get you back in your home in a matter of minutes. Additionally, they may be able to make you a new key if you have lost yours or recommend alternative security options, such as keyless entry systems.

2. Call Someone Who Has a Key

If you have a roommate, partner, family members or a landlord, chances are, at least one of them has a key to your home. If you can get in touch with them and get them to bring you a key, this is a low-cost method that does not pose any risk of damaging your home. The downside is that sometimes it can be difficult to get in touch with a person who has both a key and the time to bring it to you and you might end up waiting around for a long time for them to show up.

3. Find an Unlocked Window or Door

Before you resort to doing something that might damage your home, or spend money on a locksmith, you may want to check to see if any of your other doors or windows are unlocked. An unlocked door would be the easiest way in. However, if you have an easily accessible window that you can slide open from the outside, that may also be an option.

Locking yourself out of your home can be a frustrating and frightening experience, but it is not usually a permanent one. One of these three solutions can get you back in your home safely.

By Muezza