Opening a locked doorknob
Opening a locked doorknob for a customer. The customer had locked it by accident, and needed it to be unlocked. After we picked it open, she was still able to use her keys on the doorknob, and lock and unlock it without any issue. Click on the video to see how the lock was unlocked!
Additionally, we would like to advise our customers not to open their own doorknob with tools that are not professional lockpicking tools. There are many YouTube tutorials that promise to get your door lock open with tools such as hairpins and paperclips. However, these tools are not designed to pick locks, and will get stuck or break off inside the lock if too much force is applied. You might end up wasting a perfectly good lock in this way!
A case in point: one of our customers had tried to pick the lock open with a paper clip, which ended up getting stuck in the keyhole of the lock. When he tried to remove it, the paper clip broke off and got lodged in between the pins of the lock. Our attempts to remove the broken piece and pick it open were futile. Furthermore, the doorknob was a very good quality lock, and we felt that it was a pity that it could no longer be used anymore.
This article was updated on 25th May 2021.