Losing your keys can be more than just a minor inconvenience. If you find yourself locked out of your home or car frequently because you have trouble keeping track of your keys, there are a few relatively simple solutions you can use to make your life a bit easier. Here are just a few options to choose from.
Keypad Home Locks
Keypad home locks let you open your doors without the use of a key. Simply enter your passcode on the keypad and you'll be able to enter your home just as if you had used a key. These locks are also great for families, as they prevent little ones from losing their only keys to the home. Since you don't need a key, you also won't have to worry about stuck or broken keys in the lock. Talk to your locksmith about adding this type of lock to each of the entry doors on your home and garage.
Keyless Entry For Vehicles
Keyless entry door code systems prevent you from getting locked out of your vehicle. These systems can be retrofitted for most newer cars. They also come as an available option for new cars direct from the manufacturer. They allow you to enter a numerical code on the keypad that unlocks your doors for you. Simply keep your ignition key in your center console or tucked away elsewhere in your vehicle, and you'll never need to worry about losing your car keys again. Your locksmith can install these types of locks on your car while you wait.
Location-based trackers are tags that you can attach to your key ring (or to any other item that you tend to lose easily). The tag is programmed to work with your smartphone to help you locate your keys should they go missing. The location app on your phone helps you to pinpoint the location of your item, giving you a map and a distance from the items. The device will continue to track your keys or other lost items until you tell the app that you've located your missing item.
Your locksmith may have other handy tips and ideas to help you keep track of your keys. Work with your locksmith to come up with solutions that still keep your home, car and personal items secure while making it easier for you to open your doors even if you've lost your keys.