How do locksmiths open doors?

Locksmiths use their specialized techniques, knowledge, and experience to gain access to houses by opening doors. A highly trained and experienced locksmith will have the expertise required to open most common locks and gain entry. However, it's important to note that not all locksmiths may be trained in the use of specialized techniques and tools.

Locksmiths employ various methods to open doors, many of which involve working with the door lock itself. These techniques can be categorized into two common approaches: non-destructive door opening (non-destructive entry) and destructive door opening (destructive entry).

The good news is that all of our professional locksmiths are trained to use the latest non-destructive techniques and tools to open doors. This means that they can get you back inside without causing unnecessary damage to your locks or doors.

Non-destructive entry

Non-destructive entry is a method of opening doors without causing any damage to the door or lock. This approach typically involves employing one or more of the following techniques and tools: lock picking using hand picks or an electric pick gun, employing mortice lock decoders, manually sliding open the lock latch, bypassing the lock, and utilizing specialized tools like the letterbox tool. These advanced techniques enable a trained locksmith to access and manipulate a lock in various ways depending on the specific situation.

Destructive entry

Destructive door opening is typically considered as a last resort when non-destructive entry methods have proven ineffective, and the lock is exceptionally difficult to open. In such situations, locksmiths aim to minimize damage to keep costs down. Destructive methods may involve drilling the lock open using specialized techniques or using force to open the door.

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