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Home or business lockouts are frustrating situations. When that happens there are a few things you can do to unlock the door and get in.
Depends on the home or business lockout, we will describe a few different options.
First, In case you lost your house or office keys, first try to think maybe a friend, family member or a colleague have a spare key. If you are locked out and have no spare, calling a locksmith would be your best choice.
A locksmith can unlock all home or office door locks, including deadbolts and door knobs. If you lost your home or office keys, please remember that the lock would have to be open first, and only then a locksmith may be able to make you a new key. Sometimes, depends on the type of lock, a new lock may need to be installed. Also remember that if a new lock or deadbolt is installed, you will have a different key.
In case you are locked out of home or office and you just locked your keys inside and there only the doorknob is locked / lever handle, the situation is more simple.
All the locksmith will have to do is just unlock the doorknob, and since you have the keys, no new lock will have to be installed.
The old and good pick tools, used by a professional locksmith, is an excellent, lock – safe method to unlock most of residential and office door locks. Of course, it is not as easy as in the movies, but a professional locksmith may be able to unlock the door within a few minutes. Please keep in mind the home lockout situation is different from office lockout since the type of lock used is most of the time different.
This special cut type of key is used to unlock over 70% of all residential locks in the US. It can be used to unlock Kwikset and Schlage keyways locks so it is a very common way. Unfortunately, not only locksmiths can use this method.
In addition, bump keys are only good when the lockout is as a result of a regular lock, not high-security locks. High-security lockouts are more complicated to solve and most of the times are pick and bump key proof.
This method is mostly used as the last option. A professional locksmith shouldn’t use this unless he tried all other option. Keep in mind, once you drill the lock, you will be unlocked and ruined as well. Please think twice before you authorized a locksmith to drill your doorknob or deadbolt to unlock your door.
A: There are many types of locks and issues that may cause a lockout situation. Most of the time its simply because we don’t pay attention and lock the door behind us without taking the key with us or simply lost the key.
Alternatively, there may be issues that a malfunction of the lock may be causing the lockout situation.