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Locked out after inspection

Locked out after inspection

So you just get home from work at 5:30 and find you cant get your key to work in the door. Scratching your head you see that the deadlock is locked. But you never lock the deadlock. Then you remember that you had a real estate inspection that day. Then the penny drops. The real estate agent must have locked the deadlock on the way our of your home. You don’t use the deadlock so of course you never put the deadlock key on your key-ring. You call the real estate for help, as they are the ones who locked you out. No answer. What to do. Its then you decide its easiest to call your local locksmith.

OK, its not just real estate agents that can lock you out. Often tradesmen, friends and family can be the cause. This is a very real scenario that as a locksmith I see all the time. Nobody likes having extra keys on their key-ring, so taking off keys that we do not use makes good sense. Well it makes good sense at the time.

Obviously trying to plan not to get locked out of your home is the best remedy. Keeping keys for all locks with you will ensure you do not get locked out. Having locks keyed alike by your locksmith is a great way to ensure you always have a key to unlock every lock. One key to unlock all your doors is very simple. If you know you are having people in your home, make sure you have all the keys with you to get back inside.

When the worst happens and you can not open the door, call a locksmith to get the door open again. A locksmith can pick the lock which you dont have a key to. This causes no damage to the door or lock and is an easy way to get back inside again. If you get a receipt from the locksmith, often you can claim back your costs too.

A locked door lock or screen door by a real estate agent or tradesman is very common and very inconvenient. If you do find yourself locked out, call our 24 hour locksmiths any time to get your door unlocked. We are members of the Master Locksmith Association and very skilled at opening locked doors.

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Locked out in Brisbane

Locked out in Brisbane

It has been a busy Friday night in Brisbane. Tonight we have performed lockouts in Chermside, Upper Mount Gravatt, St Lucia and Kangaroo Point.  We were able to unlock all the doors tonight without any problems.  The number of people locked out side of their homes increases quite a bit this time of year as the weather heats up and it gets closer to Christmas.

Locked out in Brisbane. Need a locksmith to unlock a doorUnlocking the door at Upper Mount Gravatt tonight was an interesting job. We were not the first locksmith to attend the property. The first locksmith called could not unlock the door. The tried for over an hour and could not pick the lock. The tenant of the property informed us they used a pick gun to try to open the door. It was quickly evident that the lock they were trying to pick the pick gun would never have opened. It was a new style Lockwood 001 deadlatch. These locks use security pins that can not be picked with a pick gun or bumped with a bump key. We use a unique opening techinique to unlock a locked door with these Lockwood deadlocks. The customer was very happy to be back inside their apartment within a few minutes of our arrival.

It is normal that we can unlock a locked door within a few minutes. There are situations where it becomes very difficult to open a locked door. High security locks a challenge, which often can still be opened. The biggest challenges when opening locked doors are caused by lock malfunctions, broken locks and very weird situations. A broken lock can make it impossible to open a door, even when a key is available. A broken lock can often be unlocked and the door opened quite fast, although some situations require patience in figuring out exactly what is wrong with the lock. A broken latch inside a door is also a situation that requires skill to open the door.

In Brisbane there is an ever increasing number of high security locks. High security locks stop a lot of burglars from breaking into homes and businesses. They do however hinder a locksmith from quickly unlocking a door. Making a locksmiths job harder is not a bad thing! The harder it is for a locksmith, the harder it also is for criminals. Opening all types of doors with all types of locks is just part of a locksmiths job. Our locksmiths have a range of door opening techniques for many situations.

If you need a door unlocked in Brisbane, call our 24 hour locksmiths any time and we will come to you as quickly as possible.

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How to unlock apartment door house door

How to unlock apartment door house door

Need to know how to unlock a house door or apartment door?

There is an easy way to unlock a door on an apartment or house that works on a lot of doors in Brisbane. It wont work on all doors, but it is worth trying if you are locked outside. A lot of doors in Brisbane have deadlocks fitted. This wont work if you have a locked, properly working deadlock.

First you need to find yourself a plastic bottle. A coke bottle, juice bottle, plastic milk bottle, etc. There is always one in the rubbish bin, or a neighbors rubbish. The bottle does not have to be flat. The stronger, thinner plastic of a coke or sprite bottle is great for this.

You also need to find yourself a knife, scissors or something to cut the plastic. Be careful not to cut yourself on the sharp knife.

Cut the bottle up so you have a large flat piece of plastic sheet. If the bottle is round, it is fine. It will be flat enough for our purposes.

Slide the piece of plastic between the door and door jamb, partly through the door. Put the piece of plastic through the door above or below the lock. There should be enough play in the door for the plastic to push through.

Bring the plastic up or down to the door latch and try to open the door lock by pushing the plastic back and forth. The plastic will make contact with the latch and the door will open. Well it should if this works for you.

If this door opening trick does not  work, I would be calling a locksmith in Brisbane to unlock your door. Opening the door without doing any damage is what our 24 hour locksmiths specialise in.

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