Helping the Community
One of the missions at 1(800) LOCKOUT is helping the communities we serve. As locksmiths, we often find ourselves changing locks for domestic violence victims. We find that many times the key to one’s house goes with the keys to one’s heart.
Unfortunately, sometimes to the wrong person, and so often at the wrong time. That is why we provide 24 hour service at
1(800) LOCKOUT for whenever we are needed to respond to what can very often be a life-threatening emergency.
Fight Domestic Violence! 1(800) Lockout is changing the statistics of domestic violence one lock at a time!
In an effort to save lives, we want to lock the abusers out. We are using Columbus, Ohio, as our pilot location to make this policy active.
Whom do We Help
Domestic Violence Victims: Provide safety, security, and peace of mind. By changing your locks, you have a better chance of avoiding a dangerous situation. Our hope is that locking out your attacker will discourage them from causing you any bodily harm.
Children: By changing the locks this protects further generations from enduring the suffering and pain caused by mental and physical harm. Protecting our children is the most important thing we can do as parents and allows us to build a better community.
If your abuser tries to forcibly enter your home, they will have to break in to reach you. This will give you the extra time you need to call the authorities and potentially escape, plus you can then prosecute your attacker for illegal entry.
Police: They do not have to respond to as many domestic abuse calls, and SWAT hostage situations are prevented.
Prosecuting Attorneys: They do not have to prosecute because the potential assailant is locked out.
Insurance Companies: It prevents insurance fraud of a domestic violence victim. Many victims lie about the reasons for their injuries and make a false claim, such as claiming that they fell down.
Medical Professionals & Childrens Services: Changing the locks helps prevent many cases going to children's services. Also, helps reduce the number of domestic violence cases ending up in an emergency room helping prevent overflow caseloads into these community programs
Community church's and domestic violence organizations: By partnering with them, while helping their congregation and community that they service. Giving families and loved ones some time to work their problems out is priceless. (Sometimes it's just not the kids that need a time out).
The Attacker: Last but not least, we are helping your attacker hopefully by turning them away, preventing them from making one of the worst mistakes in their lives.
These are just a few examples on how an ounce of prevention by changing your locks can help change the communities we work and live in.