The best thing you can do is be prepared. Maybe you aren’t locked out right now, but you or a friend may be before too long. Review these important tips for staying safe when you’re stranded – and share them with your loved ones. They might come in handy one day!
Stay In The Light
Even if your front door or car are in shadow, it’s better to stay a few feet away where you are visible to the public. Stand where there is a light. A street lamp or store front will do. The ability for others to see what’s going on will deter anyone who might want to bother you.
Most often, the tendency is to appear visibly frustrated or worried when you’re locked out. Remember that a locksmith is coming to help; all you need to do is wait safely. Don’t give anyone a reason to think you’re vulnerable. Stand up straight, busy yourself with something, and walk with purpose.
Use Your Phone
If you have your phone with you, call someone. Tell that person where you are and make sure your friend stays on the phone to listen as you wait. If there’s no one available right now, pretend to be deep in conversation with someone. Always be ready to dial for help if you think you need it.
Hide Your Valuables
There’s no need to advertise to the world that you’re stuck outside and have something people might want. If you’re wearing or holding valuables like jewelry, hide them in a pocket.
Ignore anyone who tries to annoy or frighten you. Simply continue to act confident and busy, stay in a well-lit area, and dial for help if necessary. If you’re stuck somewhere unsafe, don’t let anyone engage you in an argument or uncomfortable conversation.
The professionals at Texas Premier Locksmith care about your safety. We’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency service in Dallas and Austin. If you’re locked out, we’ll come to your aid as quickly as possible!