Picking a lock without a key or the proper apparatus is a tricky topic. We are not advising you through this article to go on to try to break into other people’s locks, but this article is mainly for people who have locked themselves out of their own property and are trying to get back in. Picking a lock is a difficult thing to do but if you know the set of instructions to guide you through, it may not be that hard after all.
But bear in mind that locks nowadays come in different sizes and mechanisms, and no one way is foolproof to pick out any lock. Each lock is different and different manoeuvres are definitely required for different locks. We will take you through how to pick out your own lock in this article safely and in a way which you won’t look too suspicious!
Make sure it is the last resort to pick your lock
While you are picking your lock, you are going to be quite rough with it. Soon after you are done, you might need to get your lock repaired or even replaced. So make sure that this is indeed the last resort for you to take upon to enter your property again. Make sure that you have looked for your keys everywhere and that they are indeed stuck inside the room or the house that is locked up right now. Try to think if anyone might have a spare key or a master key for you to enter back into your property.
If you are sure that you and no one else has a possible access back into your place, and if you are sure that a locksmith would not be able to help you in the situation as soon as you would like to enter your house again, then decide on picking your lock as a solution. Also remember that picking your lock can not just damage your lock, but can also possibly injure you. Make sure that it is indeed the only way to enter your house to be sure that this entire risk taking is worth it!
Get ready the tools needed to pick your lock
Prepare and keep by your side the items that you would need to break open or to pick your lock open. Such tools include having a tension wrench and a paper clip which is curved up so that it can help you pick through your lock. If you don’t have a paper clip then use something similar that is safe.
Picking your lock
You should ideally straighten out the paper clip and place in the tip of the paper clip into the lock tilting it at about forty five degrees. This would help you move the pins in the lock to a more favourable position while the tension wrench keeps the lock in a position where all the pins are pressed into a stable position. Then you should pivot your tension wrench and then open your doorknob as how you would do with a master key. Pull the tension wrench to a position to how your key would usually be placed and then it would help you manoeuvre and wind the lock as how you would normally do with a key.
All in all, picking a lock can be a difficult task for a layman to achieve so if you need professional help, contact us today so that you can enjoy immediate access.