Is it possible?

Can A Locksmith Open Your Door Without a key? The answer to our question is simple, yes, they can.

While this is not worrying from the point of view that a locksmith can help you get back into your home with ease, it becomes worrying at the thought that a trained criminal can also use the same techniques and skills to gain access while you sleep and take away your valued possessions.

Firstly, let’s show you how to get into your locked door without a key, and then we’ll give you some additional measures to consider so that your home can’t be broken into with such ease.

How can a locksmith open your door without a key?

There are many techniques that a locksmith can use to bypass your locked door.  The method of entry chosen will vary depending on your door type and the type of lock on your door.

If your door lock is simple,  a locksmith can open your door without a key using a self-made plastic card.  This method is so simple that you can even try it yourself and test your ability to get through your locked door. 

All you need for this method is an empty plastic bottle.  For example, an empty 500ml Pepsi bottle will do the trick here. 


All you need to do is cut the empty bottle apart, then use the sides of the cut bottle, fold it into a rectangle shape similar to a credit card, and finally, you’ll press the edges together.


After you’ve made this simple tool, all you need to do is approach the locked door, insert your plastic tool into the crack between the door and the door frame just above the door lock,  then push it through the gap so that your tool pops out on the other side of the door.

So, some of the plastic will be on your side of the door, and the other part of the plastic will be sticking out on the other side of the door that you cannot see.

Next, you’ll simply slide your plastic tool downwards towards the lock, and you need to keep sliding it down right the way through the lock.  You may need to use a little force but not too much, and the plastic will push the door lock inwards and the door will open automatically for you.

As unbelievable as it seems, it is that simple!

How Do You Prevent This Method Of Door Lock Entry?

The most important thing you can do is ensure that your door lock has been fitted correctly in the first instance.  A qualified locksmith can check this for you and ensure you are not at risk.  A simple search on Google for a locksmith near me should find someone in your area who can help.

The method of entry we showed you is easy to perform when your door lock was incorrectly installed.  There is an important part of your door lock known as the ‘deadlocking plunger’ and it needs to be fitted correctly.  Many home builders or door installers are normally on a tight schedule and often overlook the deadlocking plunger.

The deadlocking plunger is the component that prevents your door from being opened with a tool like our self-made plastic card, a credit card, or even a small screwdriver.

When installed correctly, the deadlocking plunger is designed to be pushed into your door by the strike that is in the frame.  This prevents the latch on your door lock from being pushed inwards by our tool, a credit card, or a small screwdriver, giving you an additional layer of security from a criminal home invasion.

We recommend that you try creating a plastic door opener tool yourself with a used plastic bottle of Water, Fanta, Pepsi, or whatever your beverage of choice is, and if you can break into your home using this technique, then it might be time for you to call a locksmith and get your lock upgraded.

We hope this article was useful for you, and our full range of locksmith solutions can be found on our home page.


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