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One thing you should think about in Storm Season

There is one specific type of job we get called out to quite a bit after a lightening storm.

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That is to unlock houses because the power has gone off.  Why?  Well, a lot of people drive out of their garage and click the remote to lock their door.  They don’t take a set of keys with them, only a garage remote.
Usually the remote is all you need to get back inside your house.  Except for when the power goes off, or a lightning strike makes your garage opener malfunction.  If your garage opener is all you have to unlock your house then you are going to be stuck outside.   As most storms happen in the late afternoon most of our calls to open a locked house in this situation happen at night which is not the best time to be locked outside.
All you really need to be prepared for this lockout situation is to have an alternative entry into your home.  A set of keys is not reliant on the power being switched on and will always give you access in any situation.  It is not expensive to get an extra set of keys cut for your house or apartment and it will save you money and the inconvenience of being locked out after a storm or power failure.
On some properties and townhouses you might even be locked out of your main gate or foyer door if there is no power.  Going keyless is great, but just check your entry requirements and find out what you need to do if there is no power.   Hopefully we wont have destructive storms this Summer although it is pretty much impossible to predict.  Being prepared is the best strategy.

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