Locked Out? Don’t Panic!

This has happened to everyone at some point in their lives, but have you recently been locked out of your room? We’re not talking about an entire property here; we’re talking about a room in your home, e.g. bedroom or bathroom, for instance.

If you have, you’ll know the moment of panic that comes over you when you have that moment of clarity, “I’m locked out!”

Don’t panic however, as most situations can be solved, but there are a few questions you need to ask yourself first.

  • Why are you locked out? Have you done it yourself accidentally? Is the lock broken? Is the key broken? have you forgotten the code?
  • What type of lock is on the door? This will help you decide on the best option for opening it once more
  • Can you do it, or do you need a locksmith? Let’s check out your options.

This really all depends on the type of lock that is on the door. For instance, if the door has a handle and no keyhole, it is likely to be an unkeyed handle lock. In this case, your best bet is to disassemble the lock or use brute force.

If you have a privacy lock, e.g. the type with just a small metal button that you push inside and then close the door, you have some good news, because these types of lock often come with kits which help them be bypassed. Of course, this all hinges on where you put the bypass kit!

A door which has a key lock is often the easiest to open, because you can pick this lock if you put your mind to it. Similarly, the same can be said for a door which is locked with a padlock, although this is much less common these days.

If you have a deadbolt locked door, this is going to be a little more difficult to open. In this case, you can pick the lock, try and bump it, or you may have to try brute force.

Of course, if none of the above work, then you simply have to swallow your pride and call your locksmith Cork! This is often the way to minimize damage to your door, especially if you’re not sure what to do from the get-go. Don’t worry however, locksmiths have seen this issue time and time again, there is nothing to be ashamed of!

Knowing the type of lock you have on your door is the first thing to think about, but it’s a good idea to educate yourself on what to do if you are locked out, at the time of installing the lock. This means you have knowledge before the event, which is always very powerful and useful indeed!

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