Locked Out by the Dog!
The problem was the type of front door lock on this uPVC front door. It allowed him to leave a key halfway in the lock on the inside whilst still able to lock the door from the outside. But he hadn’t considered his Cockapoo puppy jumping up at the door & accidently pushing the inside key in further – thereby locking him out!
The owner had only popped out for a takeaway coffee & when he went to open the door the key just wouldn’t engage with the lock, so he was well & truly locked out, with his puppy barking inside the property! Luckily, as an experienced locksmith I was able to get him back inside within about 5 minutes & I then suggested having a thumb turn lock fitted so this could not happen again. The client agreed, a new lock would be much safer & upgrade his security too. It turned out to be a rather expensive cup of coffee, but you couldn’t stay mad at that lovely, lively ball of fluff!
My dog locked me out of my house – I joke not. Mark was with me in ten minutes and able to get me back in after about five minutes.
Mark installed a premium lock and the price was less than what others had wanted as a call out fee.