What to Do If Your Child or Pet in is Locked in a Car

It’s the dead of summer and with the heat and humidity in full swing, anyone or anything left outside during the daytime hours could be subject to heat exhaustion and other severe sun-related illnesses. There has been more than one occasion when we have been called regarding small children and pets being accidentally locked in a warm car. Bedford Lock & Key works every day to keep you, your family, and your pets safe, and we have a few tips in case you are without a spare transponder key.

Breathe

We know how terrifying this moment feels, but panic does not help you achieve your ultimate goal any faster. Remember to take some deep breaths and work through this situation as calmly as possible.

Call 911

If your phone is available to you, call emergency services. They will be able to tell you the next smart and responsible steps to take to keep your child or pets safe.

Cover the windows to keep the car cooler

In some instances when it is cooler outside, you might be advice or decide to wait for emergency services to arrive, and this simple task can help prevent your car from heating while you wait.

If you need to break a window, do it as far away from your child or pet as possible

In many cases, waiting for emergency services is just not an option. Always choose the window furthest from your child or pet to avoid potential injury. To evade injury to yourself, wrap your hand in a shirt, cloth, or spare clothing to prevent lacerations.

Take the time to have a spare key made

After your child or pet are safe from harm and this frightening ordeal is over, it’s time to consider having your chip keys duplicated and readily available in your hour of need. Trust us, having this spare key can save you the worry and panic in case this problem is ever to happen again.

Luckily, there are locksmith businesses like Bedford Lock & Key that are dedicated to their customers and providing the best services in the MA area. We have been serving our residential and commercial customers for over 40 years, and we would love to help you.

With more questions, please call our team today at (781) 275-1597.

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