Posts Tagged ‘lost keys’

Outstanding Locksmith Services in Chicago

January 3, 2015

Omega Locksmith is 24 hour locksmith Chicagoa well-known and well-respected locksmith company serving the Chicago area. Omega Locksmith sends skilled professionals equipped with top of the line tools to each client to help them as quickly as possible whenever they run into a lock or key issue with their home or vehicle. As one of the premier Chicago locksmith companies, Omega Locksmith endeavors to provide efficient, affordable, and effective services to anyone needing a home or auto locksmith in the Chicago area.

Licensed and Insured

Omega Locksmith is a licensed and insured locksmith in Chicago. Omega Locksmith technicians are trained in the latest locksmith techniques and are properly equipped to handle the complexities of modern keys and locks. Whether you simply need assistance with pop-a-lock services on your vehicle or you want to improve the safety of your home or business with high-security locks, Omega Locksmith can help. Locksmiths who are not certified can actually make the situation worse, by unnecessarily drilling a lock or causing further damage to a vehicle’s locks or ignition. If the locksmith is also not insured, then the customer may have to pay for the damages themselves.

All Kinds of Keys

Omega Locksmith is also able to provide a wide variety of replacement keys, which not all locksmith companies are able to do. Modern auto keys are much more complex than the basic keys that were used in years past. While some keys, such as smart keys, can only be replaced by the vehicle’s manufacturer, other keys are able to be replicated by a locksmith with the right equipment. Transponder chip keys can often be purchased from a local locksmith at a fraction of the cost of what you’d pay at a dealership, but not all locksmiths have the proper equipment to cut and reprogram these keys. Omega Locksmith is able to help replace more complex lost or broken keys.

24/7 Assistance

Omega Locksmith also offers 24 hour emergency services. If you find yourself locked out at odd hours due to a lost or broken key, just give Omega Locksmith a call and you’ll receive a technician on-site in a marked company vehicle in as little as thirty minutes. Omega Locksmith knows that keeping customers waiting can be annoying or even dangerous and Omega Locksmith works to ensure prompt and efficient services.

If you ever find yourself locked out and feel as though you have no one to call, simply turn to Omega Locksmith. Omega Locksmith is a family-owned, Chicago company that has worked for years to build an outstanding reputation based on customer trust and satisfaction. Don’t jeopardize your safety or the security of your home or vehicle. Call Omega Locksmith at the first sign of trouble and be on your way again in a jiffy!

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How to Keep from Losing Your Keys

September 3, 2009

It happens to everyone from time to time.  We all eventually lose, misplace, and forget our home, apartment keys or car keys, making ourselves locked out – usually at the most inconvenient times.  Even the renowned African American scholar, Henry Louis Gates, lost his keys, became locked out of his home, and was subsequently arrested for seemingly breaking into his own home.

Unfortunately, unlike Mr. Gates, most of us won’t end up sipping beers with President Obama when we lose our car keys or apartment keys.  For us, simply misplacing a small piece of brass can cost us a lot of time, money, and frustration when we have to hire a residential locksmith or automotive locksmith.  Here are some tips that might help you reduce your chances of losing your keys again and avoid the headache of a lockout:

• Establish a Routine:  It’s an obvious one, but it may be the most important.  Designate a place in your home, preferably just inside your front door, to deposit your keys immediately when you enter your house.  But let’s take this a step further.  You shouldn’t just assume you will do it; you should “practice” it.  Try leaving and reentering your home about ten times; depositing your house keys in their designated location each time.  This might feel silly but the trick is to forge routine pathways in your brain so you will start to do this automatically.  After enough routines, you won’t even have to remember to do it.

• Use the Same Pocket:  Establish another routine of always keeping your keys in the same pockets.  For men, you may use a pants pocket as long as you don’t keep anything else in there.  For women, don’t just throw your keys in your purse where you are likely to lose them while rifling through it searching for other things.  Designate a zipped pocket in your purse for your keys and only your keys.

• Remove Rarely Used Keys:  The fewer keys you have on your key ring the better.  Having a key ring that is exploding with house keys, apartment keys, car keys, locker keys, mailbox keys, work keys, bike keys, gate keys, piano keys, is not only intrusive and uncomfortable, but it increases the chances that you will lose them.  All those blades poking out are more likely to get caught on something and pulled out of your pocket and purse.  Also, the losses are greater since you’re losing more keys.  If you don’t use a key on at least a weekly basis, it shouldn’t be on your daily key ring.

• Do Not Share Keys:  Whether you live with your family or have roommates, it’s unwise to store your keys in the same place and share them without oversight.  This always leads to confusion when somehow all the keys are missing and no one has any idea where they all went.  This leads to a lot of finger pointing when no one wants to admit, or doesn’t even realize, that they lost their keys.  Instead, make sure everyone keeps their keys in a different place and does not take keys from someone else without permission.

• Use a Necklace or Lanyard:  If all else fails, you may just have to bite the bullet and don the key as very tacky jewelry.  You can purchase a key lanyard or make a necklace for your key so you will always be wearing it.  It may be uncomfortable and feel silly, but at least you can be sure you won’t lose your keys.

But if you do lose your keys, you can rely on Locksmith in Chicago to provide fast, inexpensive, and convenient locksmith services.  Whether you need transponder keys, duplication, security, or an emergency locksmith, Omega Locksmith can assist you.