Who among us has not heard of stories of doors suddenly slamming in our faces, and some of us might well be the heroes of such stories. But, it is one thing to speculate how to open a slammed door, and another thing to find yourself in a situation where you need to quickly make the right decision to open the lock.
Locks are not only put in the front door. A lot of people put locks on the interior doors, doors into the offices, back rooms of production shops. Therefore, the basic knowledge of how to open the door to the apartment in a situation when it suddenly slammed, will be useful to all.
Is it possible to open the door yourself?
Finding themselves in front of a closed door, many do not know how to crack the lock with improvised means. The main advice is not to panic, even if the situation is critical (for example, a small child is left in a closed apartment), the decisions should be weighed and considered.
The most radical method is a rude break-in. Usually it is used only in extreme cases, when there is a threat to the health or life of any of the loved ones left behind the closed door. But, you need to understand that modern locks and doors are not so easy to break in. In addition, this can also be dangerous, for those who are left inside. For example, there may be a child directly near the door.
Another option is to try to open the door with a special picklock. Today you can buy picklocks in specialized stores. You should know for what locks they work. Although, it should be noted that today among the tools for the emergency door opening, there are universal master keys that are suitable for different types of locks. But you should understand that even the work with the simplest tools for picking the lock requires a certain skill, so you just can't open the door without any experience. And a master key is unlikely to be at hand if the door is slammed by accident.
Emergency Door Unlocking Service
In cases where the door is slammed, who to call many people do not know. But today in many cities there are special services that offer emergency door opening.
Turning to specialists who are officially engaged in emergency door opening will be the most correct decision. The advantages of such a decision are obvious:
Professionalism. Locksmiths working in such companies have huge experience in opening any model of locks from different manufacturers. Their arsenal is full of necessary tools.
Promptness. Masters know all the tricks and intricacies allowing you to quickly open a slammed door without resorting to its hacking.
Safety. Companies which officially provide services in this field protect their reputation. They guarantee their clients complete confidentiality and keep any secrets related to opening the locks.
The specialists will open the door only if you will be able to prove that you really live in the apartment.
The cost of emergency door opening will depend on the complexity of the lock design, but it will in any case be cheaper than buying and embedding a new lock. And it is much cheaper than fixing the front door and the door frame, after the break-in.
Another important and correct decision is to make a duplicate key and give it for safekeeping to relatives, neighbors or friends who live near you and whom you trust. A duplicate key will save you from the question of how to open the lock if the door is slammed. Now you will know for sure, you have a key with which you will definitely open the door without damaging its structure and without breaking the lock.