Have you ever lost your key, been unable to get into your property and ended up calling your local locksmith? Then you’ll know how important it is to get yourself a spare key. On top of that, you’ll also be surprised to know that so many homeowners still put off getting a spare made and leave themselves open to the ‘lost key’ panic!

For those of you that haven’t experienced this panic, it’s only a matter of time until you misplace your key or it breaks in the door. Keep reading to find out four reasons why you need a spare key and where to keep them from your expert Ely and Cambridge Locksmith.

Saves you money

Losing or misplacing a key can be extremely stressful and without a spare, you’re going to need to call out a locksmith. Depending on the time of day and your circumstances, prices will vary – especially if you need an emergency 24 hour locksmith.

Although you’ll still need to get a new spare key made, at least you won’t need to make that call and you’ll be able to save your pennies.

Saves you time

Whether you’re in a rush, coming back from a night out or are just simply excited to get home, you don’t want to be sitting outside waiting for your locksmith to arrive (even if they do come within a 30 minute time frame, like Cathedral Locksmiths!). Even worse if it’s cold, wet and windy.

Having a spare to hand or with a family member, neighbour or friend can get you back into your property quickly and without panic.

Can help avoid broken keys

After time and usage, it’s not uncommon for master keys to snap. Keep an eye on your key for any damage or chips and switch to use the spare every now and then to reduce wear and tear.

If you’re able to prolong the use of your main key and also be aware of any damage, you’ll be able to replace the damaged key before it breaks in your lock.

Multiple users

If you have friends, family or anyone else that may need to get into your property, giving them a spare key is much more convenient than depending on just one owner.

By having multiple keys with different, truster users, you’ll be less likely to lose the main key – if a key is lost, you won’t have to worry too much as you’ll be able to retrieve one off someone else!

Are you convinced yet? We strongly recommend getting a key copied and keeping them in a safe place or with a trusted friend or family member. Remember: never let make it obvious where you’re hiding your spare keys!

If you’re in need of a local locksmith in Ely, Cambridge or the surrounding areas, call us on 01353 930139 today.