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Are you locked out of your apartment? Moved into a new house? Lost or broken your home keys? Need to open your door?

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Our techs render affordable and reliable house lockout service. We can also replace or repair your locks, copy or make new key onsite. Call (512)523-4550 for a FREE ESTIMATE from our office and our pop a lock agent will be with you same day.

What is a house lockout?

Locking yourself out of your home can be an atrocious nightmare!

I usually happen when you arrive back home in the middle of the night or in a rainy day. You reach into your coat pocket or purse only to discover your keys are missing.

You might have guests coming to visit and how unpleasant it will be to tell them you can’t get into your own home. You check every conceivable place, but still no keys.

You go back to where you parked your car, open the door, look inside and the keys are not there.

I locked myslef out! What to do?

First of all, in most states in the USA only a licensed locksmith can unlock a house door.

* In case of life threat, call the police or fire department which will have a better respense time.

House lockout is an emergency situation! People might get locked outside in a cold weather or in the middle of the night. A major factor for a company to offer such a service is a fast response.

An decent emergency lockout company hires a team of skilled break-in-and-entry agents around the clock 24/7/365. This team should be on a duty call ready to come out to your specific location ASAP. A locksmith can pick any type of Mortise, Deadbolt or high security locks.

A locksmith can also replace, rekey or repair a damaged lock if needed.

What's the cost of a house lockout service?

Service Price
Servicde call $19-$29
Knob locks $50-$100
Deadbolt locks $60-$140
Lever-handle locks $50-$100
High security locks $95-$295

Currently the market offers many lock manufacturers and types for house locks.

It is important to hire an experience lock expert who is familiar with the following:

Unlocking Deadbolt locks

Deadbolt locks Deadbolt consist of a metal bolt that slides into a jam in the door. An external key-hole and invisible latch inside the door control the mechanism. Deadbolts locks are the most common lock on front doors in America. They are cheap and provide great protection.

Four main types of Deadbolt locks exist:

  • Double Cylinder Deadbolt - Contain a key cylinder on both sides of the door and a key requires in and out. This lock isn't a good fit for an emergency escape, but less likely to lock user outside.

  • Single Deadbolts - This Deadbolt has the key-hole only on the outside of the door and an affixed thumb-turn on the inside. This lock offers better accessibility in fire escape emergency doors.

  • Keyless Deadbolt - Electronic locks use keypad, biometric, card reader or a fingerprint interface. This assemblage replace using standard metal key. Professional set-up required to assure correct operation and to avoid compromising your security. Replacement, configuration or repair of this locks is expensive and requires a skilled locksmith.

  • Jimmy proof — Surface mount Deadbolts inter-locks that comes with their own jamb bracket. This lock is popular with double swing in/out doors and require minimal adjustments. The screws of a Jimmy proof lock placed on the inside of the door, which makes it hard to remove from the outside or pull apart.

  • Captive Deadbolts — Are actually a double side Deadbolts that have inside key with a thumb-turn head. The key removed when the room/house is empty. These locks are expensive and requires external key to remove the inside thumb-turn.

In most cases a Deadbolt lock is hard to pick and should cost between 60-140$.

Unlocking a knob locks

One of the most typical locks used on all kinds rear, patio, bedroom or garage doors is the knob locks.

The lock consist of a knob on both sides of the door, but only one side have a keyhole. When installing a knob lock, the installer choose the side cylinder from 2 options:

  • A right-hand knob lock for a doorknob on the right side of the door.
  • A left-hand knob lock for a doorknob on the left side of the door.

The locking mechanism located inside the knob is fragile and often damaged or breaks. They manipulated and broken into with a little force and skills. Lever door lock aren’t recommended as the only line of defense on a front door. They operates like knob locks.

Twisting or pushing a little button on the inside door face will lock it when you are inside the house. In most cases a simple knob lock is easy to pick and should cost between $50-$100.

Unlocking lever-handle locks

Lever handled locks used on interior room doors, and are more convenient than knob locks. Since most Lever locks don’t requires a key, they are great for easier access for the handicap and elder population.

How to find a reliable locksmith

According to stories online and on the media, locksmiths sometimes may have honesty problems. Often they will abuse house owners (especially when emergency arises) and will charge outrageous prices for basic lockpicking service.

In fact, around 98 percent of all residential locks can be easily picked without any drilling or damage whatsoever.

We suggests you not to call many companies and shop for prices. This will confuse the technician in the field that will tag you as a cheap customer and will refuse to service you. Instead, make sure that the company have a good reputation and customer satisfaction. check for company reviews and complain on google map, BBB, Home Advisor etc.

House lockout aftermath

Don't take your family safety for granted! Take the necessary steps to make sure that you never find yourself on the wrong side of a door ever again.

You should devise a way which will force you to check for your house keys before you exit the property. There are many effective options available today such as lockbox or hide-a-key systems. Some are very useful and they manufactured to resemble logs or rocks in your front yard.

If you have trustworthy neighbors, you could leave a surplus key with your neighbor. This will help you to avoid emergency services next time that you locked out of your home.

It is always good to save a trusted locksmith professional in your phone-book. Be ready for that frustrating situation where you have locked yourself out.

To sum up

Okey DoKey renders top quality house lockout services in Austin TX and nearby areas. Our lock picking experts have the skill and experience to open or repair door locks.

Our experienced team is highly trained to service many types of lock brands.


  1. wikipedia - Lock Picking.
  2. DPS

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