Tips for Handling a Lockout
The last thing one would wish for is locking your door then realize that you are locked out. The good thing is that there are some hacks you can use to prevent this disaster. If you cannot locate your keys and do not have an extra one hidden somewhere, the tips below will help you access your house.
If by any chance you can find an open window, then you can climb in and access your house. However, that doesn’t mean that the window should be physically open. It doesn’t matter when it is locked, finding a window is enough. That being said, it can be challenging reaching your first-floor windows. Since it is your house you are breaking into, you are at risk when you are caught. It would be helpful if you can go to the backyard or any other place where you keep your lawn chairs; pick one and use it raise your reach. Now that you can access your windows, slide the screen upwards – however, do not remove it. Once the screen is slid up, now access the glass of the window. Try lifting up the glass and if you there is nothing to hold, then press against the glass part of the window with your fingertips to prevent accidentally breaking it. If you are lucky to find furniture below the window, you should land safely after climbing the window. In case you cannot find furniture to help you land safely, here is how you can make a soft landing. Do not entirely climb through the window, try stretching, nimble and flex your limbs – it will be a lot easier.
The above idea may not be a great one in case you are the type who keeps their windows always locked. However, you can still access your house by trying an upstairs window. A lawn chair, in this case, may not help you reach the window, making the process trickier but still possible. A ladder will be needed for this meaning that you have to find a way into your cabin or garage. Once you have gotten the ladder, you should now reach your second-floor window; utilize the guidelines outlined above to open your upstairs window.
The third tips would be picking your padlock. It is normal if you are unfamiliar to this; we will help you get past the padlocks on the sheds or the garage doors. To pick the lock, a tension wrench and a lock pick are a must-have. If getting one is also a problem, you can seek for a paper clip in your vehicle. Keep the lock upright, to see the keyhole, use the pieces of your paper clip to open the padlock.