If you live alone, one fear that you may have is that you'll be locked out of your house.  Although it used to be quite common for people to give a key to a trusted neighbor, more and more people don't even know their neighbors at all, so it's highly unrealistic to think that you'd give a key to your dwelling place to a total stranger.  Instead of worrying that you'll be left out in the cold if you forget your house key, use these preventative measures to ensure that you always have a way to get back in.  

Install A Smart Lock

When you live by yourself, one of the best ways for you to avoid being locked out of your house is to install a Smart lock.  A Smart lock is a device that can be opened with a key, a code or with an application that is installed on your phone. 

With a Smart lock, you can let yourself into the house even if you happen to have left your key somewhere else.  You can simply access the app on your phone and input the unique code that will unlock the door.  You may even be able to get keyless entry with your Smart lock, which can come in handy on those days when your hands are full of groceries and you just need to click a button to access your place.

An added benefit of having a Smart lock is that it allows you to remotely unlock the doors to your home for service people such as house cleaners, technicians or contractors.  You won't have to give out multiple keys to different people, which can go a long way toward keeping you safe.

Hide Your Key In A Rock Decoy Box

If you don't quite have the money to pay a locksmith to come out and install a Smart lock, consider hiding your house key in a rock decoy box.  These gadgets are designed to fit into the surrounding environment so that you'll be the only one to know that the rock actually holds your house key.

Keep in mind that if you use a rock decoy box, you'll want to house the key in a deposit box within the rock that can only be opened with the code of your choosing.

Taking preventative measures is a great way to ensure that you always have a way to get into your home.  Start using these tips right away so you can avoid being locked out of your house.

For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from Broadway Locksmith Inc.