Getting locked out of your own house is never really funny. But it can happen to everyone. The most important thing at this time is to accept your current situation and consider your options. Some may have kept a spare set of keys with a loved one or a close neighbour but this may not always be the case. As such, perhaps calling an emergency locksmith would be your only option.



Call for a spare key

Hopefully you have thought of leaving a spare key, whether it is with a loved one, a close neighbour, your flatmate, a cleaning lady, in your car, or hidden in an obscure nook. While it may be a little wait to have someone get the key to you, it is certainly an almost cost-free solution.

Call for emergency locksmith service

Regardless of the hour, you can look for an emergency locksmith service or a 24 hour locksmith service in Singapore and ask for the emergency service immediately. They will come in no time and help you out. Unlike other countries, in Singapore, locksmiths are not required to carry a license to lock pick for residents who have been locked out of their homes. As such, please be careful in choosing a reliable and trustworthy residential locksmith.


Look for an open window or backdoor

In most cases, people generally keep a window open or have their backdoors opened while going out. But it’s not recommended for security purpose. Still this can be helpful if you’re locked out of your house. As soon as you realise that you’re locked out, try to find an open window to get inside of your house, although we would not recommend it. A locked door is no reason to put your life at risk if you live close to the ground floor. If you live in the upper floors of a high rise building, it will be totally out of the question too.  It would be better to call for a locksmith Singapore and hire a locksmith service.


How to unlock a door with a credit card

A strong, sturdy card could fit into a slot and is durable enough to jimmy a lock open. It may be helpful in these emergency situations and if your lock is a spring latch; not those that are a bolted lock. Slide your card vertically between the door frame until you reach the spring latch. Tilt it and bend the card towards you so that you could push the latch mechanism back into the unlock position, and quickly open the door. Please use a card that is dispensable as this method usually leads to a very damaged card. In addition, most locks are very secure in main doors, so this might not work well. It will work better to call a recommended locksmith in Singapore to unlock the door.

Most people will immediately think of a locksmith to help them out of this predicament, as this is the next best solution besides having a spare key available. Though it may not be very cheap, it is certainly most useful and safe to attempt. An option to consider before you get locked out of your house again, is to install a smart digital lock that could be unlocked with a password combination or a fingerprint.


If you are in need of a change in locks or even door handle lock repair in Singapore, look for a reliable locksmith that can help you with your emergency. Little Locksmith is your reliable service provider that can help with all kinds of lock services. Whatsapp or email us at enquiry@littlelocksmith.com to find out more about our services.