How to get your keys back?

How to get your keys back?

Having almost 60 years of experience in the key duplication business, we could easily create a dedicated blog with our clients’ stories about lost keys. “I lost my keys on public transport …“ and “I lost my keys because I dropped them in a manhole …“ would be typical stories about lost keys.


This article contains a couple of tips on how to get back your lost keys. However, the best approach to avoid this situation is to copy you keys and to ask your neighbour or another trustworthy person to store them for you. We would also remind you that you should never put your name or address on your key ring. You can imagine what would happen if a burglar got hold of your lost keys.

How to find lost keys in public transport

Between August and October 2014, 2,978 keyrings reached the lost and found office in Paris. That means 32 lost key rings collected every day, and only 5% of keys lost in 2014 have been returned to their original owner. As an anecdote to this, 121 bank notes ended up at the same office during the same period and only one owner got his money back. True story !

You have lost your keys on public transport ? The best option is to contact the transport company to let them know you have lost your keys. You can also ask at the closest counter if a driver has found your keys. You can also visit the local police station or the mayor to check if a friendly soul brought back your lost keys. After one week, lost objects are sent back to the lost and found office.

How to get back your keys that have been dropped in a manhole

Most of the cities in Belgium can help you if you have accidentally dropped your keys in a manhole ! The service is free in most cases. Of course, it’s always good to tip the one who found your lost keys !

Copy your keys

Copying your keys is the best and easiest way to avoid problems when you lose your keys. It is obviously best to do that before you lose them, but certainly do it after you lose your keys for the first time. Find your nearest MISTER MINIT to copy your keys now. Our staff will help you to copy all your keys, including copy car keys, copy high security and copy patented keys.