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  • Mike has been a locksmith for over 10 years and and can help you anywhere in Dorset. 
  • With experience in commercial, residential and vehicle security he can help you with almost any security issue.
  • From door lock replacements to vehicle unlocking or even gaining access to your home when you have been locked out.

Hi, I'm Mike. I love locksmithing and the idea that almost any lock can be opened without the need to cause damage to that lock. If you need a locksmith anywhere in Dorset, then I am happy to help you. 

Hi My Name Is Mike & I Am A Dorset Based Locksmith: I Would Love To Help You With Your Faulty Locks Today!

You may be looking for a locksmith. If that is the case, then you have just found one who can help you with your broken locks, getting back into your premises or simply picking open your car when the door is locked and your car keys are trapped inside.

Local Dorset Locksmith Looking Forward To Helping You With All Your Home Security Needs.

I started my locksmith career in Manchester UK when I came back from London. I fell on hard times and needed to change career. I taught myself to pick locks and have been hooked ever since. 


I used to own one of the largest locksmith companies in the UK with over 700 subcontractors taking work from us on a daily basis. This was until I gave it to my brother and relocated to Spain several years ago. 


After 2 years in Spain we decided the language barrier was too much for the kids and was affecting their education, so we moved back to Weymouth in Dorset. 


We did not want to go back to the Manchester weather so we decided to relocate to the very beautiful Weymouth where we plan to remain until our two young children have finished school.  


It is from here in Weymouth that I provide commercial and residential locksmith services along with a vehicle unlocking service and car key programming.   

I have over 10 years experience as a locksmith and now I am your Dorset Locksmith

When it comes to security, vehicle unlocking and anything lock related I would love to help you or at least have a conversation with you so I can point you in the right direction of a locksmith who can help you.

The Dorset Locksmith Rule

Never leave a customer without a locksmith!

If you want a locksmith in the Dorset area, then you could always choose one of the big national companies who will help you and you will be just another number on their monthly spreadsheets, or you can hire me and I can be your local Dorset based locksmith.


Most locksmith companies in Dorset and the South West UK have gone out of business because they can't compete with the big national companies and their ability to throw an absolute fortune at advertising.

When you employ Mike the locksmith from Weymouth in Dorset you're supporting a local business and will be a valued customer and not just another number on a spreadsheet. 

So many home owners have issues with their car or home locks and they don't know what to do. Until I found out what a locksmith was ten years ago, I didn't even know a locksmith was a real thing and as soon as I found out you could open most doors without drilling or causing damage I was hooked. 


Everything I had believed all my life about locks being secure and homes being impossible to break into was blown out of the water when I saw just how easy most doors and windows can be unlocked. It was like a magic trick and it still fascinates me all these years later.

Dorset Car Unlocking & Car Key Retrieval Service

If you have locked your keys inside your vehicle or your car will not open for any reason at all, then we can help. In 99% of cases we will unlock your vehicle by picking the lock open.


In 1% of cases we will need to use expert bypass techniques which almost guarantee there will be no damage or marks on your vehicle. We will always discuss this with you prior to undertaking any bypass techniques on your locked vehicle to get it open again.


Dorset Locksmiths

The Three Step Dorset Locksmith Process Is Simple:

Pick up your phone and give us a call or send us a text message. 

We give you an appointment and then we will arrive on time.

We will unlock your locks and either fix or replace them.

Our Main Dorset Locksmith Services Are:

  • Door unlocking and lock replacement. 
    When you have been locked out of your home we will come and either pick or drill your door lock, then repair or replace your lock for you so you can go about your normal daily routine.
  • Vehicle Unlocking & Car Key Programming.
    If you have locked your keys inside your car or van, then we can come to you and unlock your vehicle for you. We can also program car keys and add car key remotes to your vehicle for you.
  • Lock Installations & Lock Replacement.
    We unfortunately can not drill through wooden doors and window frames, but we are happy to install PVC door locks and PVC mechanisms. We can also add mortice locks to your doors for you so you can increase your security.

Not All Dorset Locksmiths Are Created Equal... 

Why would you choose a local locksmith like Mike instead of a national company?

The Pros List

  • A local locksmith who lives in Dorset will still be here in a few years.
  • Prices are usually better for the exact same service from a local company.
  • Using a local company contributes to the local Dorset community.
  • As a local company we care about our community and you our customers so we will always treat you how we would like to be treated ourselves.
  • As a small company we are not VAT registered so this saves you an additional 20% on your total bill.

The Cons List

  • A national company can change their strategy and your guarantee goes out the window with it.
  • National companies have to charge a premium to cover the cost of their offices, vans, sub contractors paid ads and everything else they pass the costs to you for.
  • With a national company you are just another number on their spreadsheet
  • VAT is added to the final price of 20% which is more from your pocket
  • You are not guaranteed a good service because they use sub contractors

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a 24 hour locksmith in Dorset?

Are you and emergency locksmith?

Will VAT be added to my final bill?

Do you have a choice of locks?

​Do you have special offers?

Will you damage my door lock?

Dorset Locksmiths


Can a locksmith pick any lock?
No. Locksmiths have a wide range of potential skills, and lock picking is a skill they have in theory, but in practice, it varies greatly depending on the type of work they do.


Can a locksmith pick any lock?
How much does a locksmith cost to unlock a house door?
Locksmith prices range from £75 to £250 for a car, and £75 to £200 for a house depending on if you need to open, rekey, or change door locks. A lockout typically costs £80 to £100, whereas a rekey or lock change ranges from £100 to £200 on average.


How much does a locksmith cost to unlock a house door?
Is there a lock that Cannot be picked?
The Bowley Lock is designed with a unique shape that shields the pins so that lock picks can't reach them, and only the specially designed key can angle its way to the shielded pin system inside. ... The lock has also been designed to prevents what is called bumping, where torque is applied to a "bump key" with a hammer.4 Dec 2015


Is there a lock that Cannot be picked?
How does a locksmith open a locked door?
It's primarily used to open frozen tumblers (the pins inside a door lock with line up perfectly with the key made to open it). Here's how a trip wire works: The locksmith inserts the end of the trip wire into the keyhole. Holding the tool with one hand, he turns the knob with the other and opens the door.6 Jun 2017


How does a locksmith open a locked door?
What household items can you pick a lock with?
Fashion a lock-pick using household items.
Bobby pins or hair pins work best, but you can also use heavy-duty paperclips, or other stiff bits of wire. First create your pick by opening out one of the bobby pins or paperclips until it is straight. Then bend the last 1/8" of the pick up at a 20 degree angle.


What household items can you pick a lock with?
Is every lock Pickable?
All standard pin tumbler locks are pickable, only the difficulty varies as well as the method necessary to pick them. No. Virtually all locks are pickable and the vast majority of the locks in use are actually extremely easy to pick. But very few criminals actually know anything about lockpicking.


Is every lock Pickable?
Can AAA unlock my house?
AAA Premier® members, if you find yourself locked out of your house, AAA will reimburse you up to £100 for charges incurred from a locksmith to regain entry. This benefit is available one time per membership year. Reimbursement requests must be submitted within 60 days of service for consideration.


Can AAA unlock my house?
How can I open a locked door without a key?


How can I open a locked door without a key?
What to do if I lock myself out of my house?
If you ever find yourself locked out of your house in the future, rest assured knowing there are a few ways you can get back in:
  1. Check for an opened window. ...
  2. Put your credit card to use. ...
  3. Call Your Landlord. ...
  4. Ask Your Concierge. ...
  5. Call A Locksmith.
17 Oct 2016


What to do if I lock myself out of my house?
Which lock is hardest to pick?
As a general rule, combo locks are harder to pick (crack) than pin and tumbler locks. The exception is luggage combo locks, the code to which are easily found out by applying a little pressure to the shackle as you run the numbers.


Which lock is hardest to pick?
Can you tell if a lock has been picked?
The most obvious sign your lock has been tampered with are visible dents and scuff marks around the key hole. While these are quick and easy to notice, here are specific signs of lock tampering that you can look for and measures you can take to help prevent unauthorized entry.16 Oct 2017


Can you tell if a lock has been picked?
What kind of door lock is most secure?
Our four top locks and deadbolts
  • Kwikset 980 Single Cylinder: Best deadbolt.
  • Schlage L9040: Best mortise lock.
  • Schlage Touch Camelot Deadbolt BE375: Best keyless entry lock.
  • August Smart Lock: Best smart lock.
17 Mar 2020


What kind of door lock is most secure?
How do you pick a lock when your locked out?


How do you pick a lock when your locked out?
Can a locksmith make a key for a locked door?
In short, impressioning a lock allows a locksmith to make a key from a lock without having to disassemble the entire lock cylinder or rely on decoding the lock. ... The locksmith will insert the appropriate key blank into the lock and then turn the blank key, so as to bind the pins within the lock cylinder.1 Jan 2018


Can a locksmith make a key for a locked door?
How do you break into a door with a bobby pin?
Press the bobby pin forward into the lock- depending on the door, simple forward pressure can be enough to open the lock. Wiggle the bobby pin in the lock until you feel pressure on it, or hear a click. Turn the bobby pin as you would a key, pressing against the source of the pressure.21 Jul 2017


How do you break into a door with a bobby pin?
How do you pick a lock without a lock picking set?


How do you pick a lock without a lock picking set?
How do you pick a lock with a pen?


How do you pick a lock with a pen?
How do you pick a lock with a credit card?


How do you pick a lock with a credit card?
Does AAA pay for locksmith?
Vehicle Locksmith Service. ... If a locksmith is required, services valued up to £50 are covered for Classic members, exclusive of ignition repair/replacement. Services valued up to £100 are covered for Plus members. Services valued up to £150 are covered for Premier members.


Does AAA pay for locksmith?
Will Triple A unlock my car for free?
Free lockout service is one benefit of AAA membership. You can also call a locksmith directly—some will take on car lockouts—but of course you'll have to pay out of pocket for their services.8 Apr 2019


Will Triple A unlock my car for free?
Does AAA cover a locksmith?
AAA contracts only state licensed third party automotive locksmith companies such as The Keyless Shop at Sears or Pop-a-lock to handle their lost car key jobs. Usually depending on membership status AAA will cover up to £100 in lost key jobs or lockout service and towing up to 70 miles.8 Oct 2018


Does AAA cover a locksmith?
Is there a key that can open any lock?
Any key that can open two or more locks is considered a master key. Many master keys use pin and tumbler locks. For a master key to work, though, there must be something called master wafers inside the lock.23 Apr 2013


Is there a key that can open any lock?
How do you open a locked door with a screwdriver?
Another great tool to use is a screwdriver. A small or thin screwdriver will work best on interior doors or doors with privacy handles. Simply push the screwdriver into the hole on the doorknob straight through for as far as you can. Then, turn or twist the screwdriver until the lock opens.5 Feb 2020


How do you open a locked door with a screwdriver?
How do you pick a lock?
The easiest way to pick a lock is to use the fast and dirty method: scrubbing.
  1. Insert Tension Wrench into the Bottom of Key Hole and Apply Slight Pressure. ...
  2. Insert Pick at Top of Lock. ...
  3. While Applying Slight Torque to Your Wrench, Scrub Your Pick Back and Forth in the Key Hole. ...
  4. Repeat Until All the Pins Set.
1 May 2019


How do you pick a lock?
Who do you call if you lock yourself out of your house?
Call a Professional Locksmith
If you find yourself in a situation where none of the solutions above will work for you, you can always call Pop-A-Lock for professional locksmith services. Calling a locksmith is often the safest, easiest, and quickest way to regain access to your home or car.
24 Feb 2020


Who do you call if you lock yourself out of your house?
How do you open a locked door with a knife?
Pry open the latch by sweeping the end of the knife and moving the latch inward. Take the butter knife, and slide it between the door and the door frame, starting about three inches at the top of the door knob. Slide the knife until you find the door's bolt.


How do you open a locked door with a knife?
Is it hard to pick a lock?
You definitely have to develop a “feel” for it. Each lock is different, but the same basic principles apply. The easiest way to pick a lock is to use the fast and dirty method: scrubbing. The tension wrench is the key (no pun intended) to successfully picking a lock.1 May 2019


Is it hard to pick a lock?
Does picking a lock ruin it?
Lock picking is any method used to open a lock without the proper key. It is also a covert method of entry, meaning it does not damage or mark the lock in an obvious way (though lock picking, done poorly, can do both of these things).26 Jan 2018


Does picking a lock ruin it?
Do burglars pick locks?
Lock picking is a rather unpredictable craft. There are so many variables that can affect how long it takes to get through a lock. ... Every second that a burglar spends attempting to pick a lock is a second closer to being seen, caught, or arrested.11 Jun 2019


Do burglars pick locks?
Do bump keys ruin locks?
The "bumper" needs to bump the key hard enough to jar the pins, but not so much that the lock or key is damaged. Bumping the key causes the pins to jump slightly. Even this slight amount of motion is enough to allow the bump key to turn the cylinder, unlocking the lock.


Do bump keys ruin locks?
How do burglars mark houses?
Mark the House with Flyers or Stickers
Burglars will scout potential targets for strikes by sending out commercial flyers or sticking ads around the streets, with which they determine whether the houses are guarded or not.
29 Nov 2018


How do burglars mark houses?
What does bumping a lock mean?
Bumping” is a lock-picking technique that refers to the repeated striking motion used to dislodge the pins inside a lock. Doing this requires a specially cut key, known as a bump key, that with the right application can be used to force open 90% of cylindrical locks.


What does bumping a lock mean?
Can a smart door lock be hacked?
A burglar can't see that there's a smart lock on the other side of the door. But even if they do know, there's virtually no chance of them hacking the lock – this is at least what the experts from AV-Test have concluded. Six of the latest smart locks from a range of manufacturers were put through their paces in a test.3 Jan 2019


Can a smart door lock be hacked?
How safe are smart locks?
Keep your home secure
Yes, smart locks are connected to networks, and anyone with a smart lock should absolutely keep their apps updated, passwords secure and use a PIN for unlocking via voice assistants. However, smart locks do eliminate the risk of someone swiping the key from underneath your doormat.
4 Sep 2019


How safe are smart locks?
How do you secure a door from being kicked in?


How do you secure a door from being kicked in?
How do you pick a lock with a paperclip?
To pick a lock using a paperclip, start by unfolding one paperclip so it's straight with a hook at the end and a second paperclip so it's bent at a 90-degree angle. Then, insert the bent end of the second paperclip into the lock and turn it in the direction the lock turns.


How do you pick a lock with a paperclip?
Can I get a key made for a lock without a key?
If it's a lost key a locksmith can make you a key without the original, as locksmiths can make keys to lock by hand. By using a blank and a file and the skills, they've developed over the years a locksmith can create a key from scratch without the need for an original key.


Can I get a key made for a lock without a key?
How do you open a locked UPVC door without a key?


How do you open a locked UPVC door without a key?
Can I get a key made with my VIN number?
As long as you can prove ownership of your vehicle a car key can be made with the Vehicle Identification Number aka VIN number. Once a key code is pulled from the VIN number a car key can be cut. However most vehicles keys also have transponders in them and most be programmed to the car.8 Dec 2018


Can I get a key made with my VIN number?
How do you pick a door knob lock with a hole in the middle?


How do you pick a door knob lock with a hole in the middle?
How do you pick a lock with just a bobby pin?
Pull open a bobby pin and bend the tip. Bend the other end onto itself to make a handle. Bend a second bobby pin in half to make a lever, and insert it into the bottom part of the lock. Use the pins to pick the lock.15 Oct 2018


How do you pick a lock with just a bobby pin?
How do you pick a lock with a small hole?


How do you pick a lock with a small hole?
Can you really open a door with a credit card?
To open a door with a credit card, start by sliding the card in the gap between the doorknob and the frame. Then, bend the card toward the doorknob. Next, bend the end of the card back toward the frame, which will cause the card to slip under the latch and unlock the door.


Can you really open a door with a credit card?
Can you actually pick a lock with a bobby pin?
To pick a lock with a bobby pin, first bend open a bobby pin until it makes a 90-degree angle, and remove the rubber piece on the straight end. Make a slight bend at the tip of the straight end. Now, take a second bobby pin and bend the closed end to one side so it forms a 90-degree angle.7 Dec 2019


Can you actually pick a lock with a bobby pin?
How do you open a lock without a key?


How do you open a lock without a key?
How much does AAA Locksmith cost?
Locksmith Services for Our Members
All AAA members have access to locksmith services. All Basic members have access to locksmith services worth up to £50. Plus and higher memberships include up to £100 worth of locksmith service. Any additional fees would be covered by the member.


How much does AAA Locksmith cost?
Does AAA unlock your car for free?
Free lockout service is one benefit of AAA membership. You can also call a locksmith directly—some will take on car lockouts—but of course you'll have to pay out of pocket for their services.8 Apr 2019


Does AAA unlock your car for free?
Can AAA make me a new key?
No Keys, No Problem. ... For AAA members, If all keys are lost we recommend getting AAA to tow your car to any our locations and we can make the key, this is the most affordable way. AAA members wont have any out of pocket expense for the tow and will get £100 of the key covered.8 Oct 2018


Can AAA make me a new key?
Will AAA unlock a friend's car?
According to AAA, the membership provides benefits to the actual member, not the vehicle. That means if you are with someone else who is having car problems, you can use your card to get service for their vehicle. The same would work if you don't have a membership but a friend traveling with you does.


Will AAA unlock a friend's car?
How much does it cost to unlock a car?
On average, it costs £50 to £250 to hire a locksmith to unlock a car, depending on the services you need and the level of work involved. These prices include the cost of the service call. No one ever wants to find themselves locked out of their car. Between the hassle and expense, it can become a major headache.26 Feb 2019


How much does it cost to unlock a car?
How can I break into my car?
To break into a car, start by using a putty knife or doorstop to wedge into the space between the door and the top of the car. Next, create a rod out of the antenna of your car or a straightened wire hanger. In the gap you created with the wedge, insert the rod and guide the tip toward the lock button inside door.


How can I break into my car?
How much does aaa cost to unlock door?
Call AAA if you are safe
Yes, you might have to wait for a half-hour or more for help to arrive, and you'll likely pay for the service (expect to pay in the area of £25 to £50 to unlock a car.)
9 Jul 2018


How much does aaa cost to unlock door?
Is AAA Locksmith free?
Free lockout service is one benefit of AAA membership. You can also call a locksmith directly—some will take on car lockouts—but of course you'll have to pay out of pocket for their services.8 Apr 2019


Is AAA Locksmith free?
Can AAA unlock my trunk?
AAA can get into your car but can't get to your keys if locked in your trunk on the newer models since the security system will lock you out of everything once the door is opened while armed.1 Sep 2015


Can AAA unlock my trunk?
What's a 999 key?
Generically, a “999key is a key cut with all pin stacks assumed to be the lowest “factory” depth cut. ... A 999 key can be converted into a bump key by filing down the stop so that the ramps between the cuts can work against the pin stacks.
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What's a 999 key?
Are skeleton keys illegal?
In order to prevent skeleton keys from allowing illegal entry, lock manufactures began to add wards around the outside of the lock as well as in the center. This prevented the successful use of skeleton keys. Skeleton keys of this sort are no longer in common usage, other than in furniture such as china cabinets.1 Aug 2017


Are skeleton keys illegal?
How do you pick a lock on Youtube?


How do you pick a lock on Youtube?
Can you pick a lock with a screwdriver?
You can also use a small flat-head screwdriver, or similar item that fits into the bottom of the keyhole as a tension wrench. Pick the lock using your tools. First insert the tension wrench into the bottom part of the lock, and rotate it in the direction you would turn the key to unlock it to place tension on the lock.


Can you pick a lock with a screwdriver?
How do you pick a lock with a knife?
Put it above the knife blade, while keeping the knife blade in the key hole. Apply twisting pressure to the lock with the knife blade at the same time. If using a paper clip, hammer the end of the paper clip to flatten it before trying to put it in the door. You want to rake the pick across the keyhole pins.28 Jan 2020


How do you pick a lock with a knife?
How do you pick a lock with scissors?
How to Pick a Lock With Scissors
  1. Insert a pair of scissors into the hole of the lock as deeply as you can. The blades should be thin enough to fit into the whole of the lock. ...
  2. Turn the scissors counter clock wise, from left to right, once the scissors are deeply inserted into the lock.
  3. Shift and move the scissors around until the lock is opened.


How do you pick a lock with scissors?
Can you really pick a lock with a bobby pin?
Create your lever by bending a whole bobby pin into a right angle. This is easiest with a pair of pliers, but you can do it with your fingers with a little persistence. The lever acts like the key-- turning the actual lock once you've moved the pins (which keep the lock secure) out of the way with your pick.7 Dec 2019


Can you really pick a lock with a bobby pin?
How do locksmiths verify ownership?
Residential locksmiths are only legally permitted to unlock a house or car for someone who is authorized to be there, such as the owner or renter. The simplest way is to ask for a standard ID document, such as a driver's license showing the residence address or an insurance card with the vehicle's VIN on it.


How do locksmiths verify ownership?
Can you open a locked door with a credit card?
To open a door with a credit card, start by sliding the card in the gap between the doorknob and the frame. Then, bend the card toward the doorknob. Next, bend the end of the card back toward the frame, which will cause the card to slip under the latch and unlock the door.


Can you open a locked door with a credit card?
How do you pick a knife with a lock for beginners?
Put it above the knife blade, while keeping the knife blade in the key hole. Apply twisting pressure to the lock with the knife blade at the same time. If using a paper clip, hammer the end of the paper clip to flatten it before trying to put it in the door. You want to rake the pick across the keyhole pins.


How do you pick a knife with a lock for beginners?
How do I unlock my car door without a key?
As long as you can pry the top part of your car door open at least a little bit, you can use a wooden wedge, air wedge, and a rod to unlock your car. Grab the wooden wedge first and slide it in through the top part of the door. To not damage the paint, put a cover (preferably plastic) around the wedge.22 Jul 2015


How do I unlock my car door without a key?
What can you pick a lock with?
Fashion a lock-pick using household items.
Bobby pins or hair pins work best, but you can also use heavy-duty paperclips, or other stiff bits of wire. First create your pick by opening out one of the bobby pins or paperclips until it is straight. Then bend the last 1/8" of the pick up at a 20 degree angle.
27 Aug 2019


What can you pick a lock with?
What household items can you pick a padlock with?
5 Everyday Items You Can Use To Pick Locks
  • Coke Can. Good For: Padlocks, Combination Locks. ...
  • Plastic Bottle. Good For: Door Knob Locks. ...
  • Paper Clips. Good For: Padlocks, Door Locks. ...
  • Hair Pins. Good For: Padlocks, Door Locks. ...
  • Just A Knife. Good For: Door Knob Locks. ...
  • 1 Comment. James Borst. ...
  • 9 Foods You Shouldn't Stockpile.
18 May 2016


What household items can you pick a padlock with?
What states are lock picks illegal?
In most states, owning lock pick tools is only considered a crime if you use them illegally.
...
Owning lock picking tools is legal in all of these states:
  • Alabama.
  • Alaska.
  • Arizona.
  • Arkansas.
  • California.
  • Colorado.
  • Connecticut.
  • Delaware.
22 Aug 2019


What states are lock picks illegal?
Do locksmiths damage locks?
Fortunately, the brief and simple answer to this question is that a quality Master Locksmith will not harm your locks. Damaging locks isn't just unpopular with customers, it also reflects poorly on the wider profession.13 Jun 2017


Do locksmiths damage locks?
How do you scare burglars away?
Get More Tips
  1. Don't advertise big buys. An empty computer or television carton left on the curb is a flag to crooks. ...
  2. Ask for a reference. Before hiring anyone, get personal recommendations. ...
  3. Keep your mail out of reach. ...
  4. Stay well-trimmed. ...
  5. Get a virtual pet. ...
  6. Call the police. ...
  7. Know your neighbors.
20 May 2016


How do you scare burglars away?
Where do burglars look first?
As mentioned above, burglars will typically head to the master bedroom first to check for valuables, so the places that you keep valuables (jewelry boxes, safes, under the mattress, etc.) are first on their list. The worst hiding spots are spots seen on TV, in movies or other popular hiding locations.


Where do burglars look first?
Do deadbolts prevent break ins?
While properly installed deadbolts provide reasonable protection, there are risks. With single cylinder deadbolts, burglars often break door-side windows to simply reach in and turn the latch. Double cylinder deadbolts can slow family members trying to flee from the house in case of fire or other emergency.3 Nov 2016


Do deadbolts prevent break ins?
Can you cut a key from a lock?
With access to the key code, a locksmith can very easily cut you a new lock. ... In order for a locksmith to make a key from a lock by means of the key code, they will need to use a code cutter. A code cutter is something that most locksmiths are frequently found using, aside from their lock picks that is.1 Jan 2018


Can you cut a key from a lock?
Do bump keys work on all locks?
Bump keys are keys cut to a special design that will allow them to be used for picking pin-tumbler locks. ... All the cuts on a bump key are made to the maximum depth, so any key blank can be made into a bump key. Bump keys are manufacturer-specific. A Kwikset lock requires a bump key made from a Kwikset key.


Do bump keys work on all locks?
What is a shaved key?
Shaved keys are known by other names as well, such as "master keys" or "jigglers." They work by fitting into the vehicle's ignition and fooling the ignition system into believing it's the original key. ... This method is just as effective-providing they can get the key thin enough to "jiggle" into the car's ignition.3 Feb 2017


What is a shaved key?



How long does it take for a locksmith to unlock your car?
However, a professional locksmith usually doesn't need more than an hour and a half to make a new car key, or over 10 minutes to unlock or car or a house.


How long does it take for a locksmith to unlock your car?
How much is it for a locksmith to unlock your car?
Locksmith Charges
Hourly rate£50-£100
Changing locks£75 per hour
Home key unlocking£100-£200
Car key unlocking£50-£100
Rekey car£50-£300
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How much is it for a locksmith to unlock your car?
What do you do if your locked out of your car?


What do you do if your locked out of your car?
How do you unlock your car with keys inside?
Another method is to use a door stop (or wedge) and a long metal rod. Then, you take the same approach, inserting the wedge into the top of the door to make an opening. Place the rod into the opening and use it to push down on the unlock button of your car.


How do you unlock your car with keys inside?
Can AAA unlock my car?
AAA/Roadside Assistance
If you have AAA you can call them to unlock your vehicle. ... If the vehicle can't be safely opened or made operable, or the locksmith cannot replace the key, towing services will be provided under the towing benefit.
5 Nov 2015


Can AAA unlock my car?
Can I unlock my car with my phone?
But with the new app, you can unlock your car from your phone if you have locked yourself out, or you can lock it remotely. This app as well is free from www.apple.com, or from www.android.com. ... The AutoMD app is available at the iTunes store.16 Nov 2010


Can I unlock my car with my phone?
How do you unlock a car door without a key?
Here are a few workarounds to help you get back in when you're locked out.
  1. Unlocking a Car Door Without a Key. ...
  2. Car Door Method #1: Use Your Shoestring. ...
  3. Car Door Method #2: Use a Coat Hanger. ...
  4. Car Door Method #3: Use a Rod & Screwdriver. ...
  5. Car Door Method #4: Use a Slim Jim. ...
  6. Car Door Method #5: Use an Inflatable Wedge.
5 Jul 2013


How do you unlock a car door without a key?
How do you unlock a car door with a bobby pin?
Stick the flat end of the pin into the top of the lock and bend it. Stick the pin in about 1 centimetre (0.39 in), then fold the rest the bobby pin until it's flush against the face of the doorknob. This will bend the tip at an angle. You'll use the bent end of the pin to disengage the pins in the lock.


How do you unlock a car door with a bobby pin?
How much does it cost for pop a lock to unlock your car?
The base cost to unlock your car with an auto locksmith will always start with the £15 service call. From there, car lockouts start at £35, with the potential to increase based on the complexity of the overall job as well as any other contributing factors. This totals up to a base cost of £50.16 Aug 2017


How much does it cost for pop a lock to unlock your car?
Who can I call to unlock my car door for free?
Call a Locksmith—or Not
Free lockout service is one benefit of AAA membership. You can also call a locksmith directly—some will take on car lockouts—but of course you'll have to pay out of pocket for their services.
8 Apr 2019


Who can I call to unlock my car door for free?
Who can I call to unlock my car?
Option 1 — Calling 911: Many people who wind up with their keys locked in their car call the police to come to their location and help fix the problem. In most cases, the police will be able to unlock the car, but they can also call a tow truck if they cannot.


Who can I call to unlock my car?
How can I unlock my car?


How can I unlock my car?
Can you unlock a car door with a tennis ball?
Burn a hole in the tennis ball. Then, take the tennis ball to any car door and place the burnt hole over the keyhole. Next, press (or smash) as hard as you can, and the air pressure from inside the ball will travel through the keyhole and forces the locking mechanism inside the car door to unlock.7 Sep 2010


Can you unlock a car door with a tennis ball?
How can I open a locked door without a key?


How can I open a locked door without a key?
Does the fire department charge to unlock your car?
Real answer: City of Asheville Fire Chief Scott Burnette said the department does not routinely unlock accidentally locked vehicles. ... In urgent cases, they do open the vehicle at no charge, although Burnette points out that residents do pay taxes for the service.28 Oct 2015


Does the fire department charge to unlock your car?
Is there an app to lock and unlock your car?
But with the new app, you can unlock your car from your phone if you have locked yourself out, or you can lock it remotely. This app as well is free from www.apple.com, or from www.android.com.16 Nov 2010


Is there an app to lock and unlock your car?
Is there a app to unlock my car?
Viper SmartStart - Remote Start, Lock, Unlock, and Locate Your Car with Your iPhone or Android.


Is there a app to unlock my car?
Can I lock and unlock my car with my iPhone?
- Add a Viper SmartStart module to the Viper system in your car so you can start, lock and unlock your car from virtually anywhere. Receive alerts if your car alarm goes off. ... Now you can securely remote start, lock/unlock, or find your car just by pushing a button on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.


Can I lock and unlock my car with my iPhone?
How do I unlock my car door from the outside?
Here are a few workarounds to help you get back in when you're locked out.
  1. Unlocking a Car Door Without a Key. ...
  2. Car Door Method #1: Use Your Shoestring. ...
  3. Car Door Method #2: Use a Coat Hanger. ...
  4. Car Door Method #3: Use a Rod & Screwdriver. ...
  5. Car Door Method #4: Use a Slim Jim. ...
  6. Car Door Method #5: Use an Inflatable Wedge.
5 Jul 2013


How do I unlock my car door from the outside?
What to do when your keys are locked in your car?


What to do when your keys are locked in your car?
How do I break into my car?
To break into a car, start by using a putty knife or doorstop to wedge into the space between the door and the top of the car. Next, create a rod out of the antenna of your car or a straightened wire hanger. In the gap you created with the wedge, insert the rod and guide the tip toward the lock button inside door.1 Jan 2020


How do I break into my car?
What household items can you pick a lock with?
Fashion a lock-pick using household items.
Bobby pins or hair pins work best, but you can also use heavy-duty paperclips, or other stiff bits of wire. First create your pick by opening out one of the bobby pins or paperclips until it is straight. Then bend the last 1/8" of the pick up at a 20 degree angle.


What household items can you pick a lock with?
How do you unlock a door with a pin?
Press the bobby pin forward into the lock- depending on the door, simple forward pressure can be enough to open the lock. Wiggle the bobby pin in the lock until you feel pressure on it, or hear a click. Turn the bobby pin as you would a key, pressing against the source of the pressure.21 Jul 2017


How do you unlock a door with a pin?
How do I unlock my car door without a key?
As long as you can pry the top part of your car door open at least a little bit, you can use a wooden wedge, air wedge, and a rod to unlock your car. Grab the wooden wedge first and slide it in through the top part of the door. To not damage the paint, put a cover (preferably plastic) around the wedge.22 Jul 2015


How do I unlock my car door without a key?
Will cops unlock your car for free?
No. The police do not unlock your car for free unless its an absolute emergency such as a baby stuck inside the car. ... If you are locked out of your car you must call a automotive locksmith. If you are locked out of the car in the middle of the night then you will need to search for a 24/7 emergency locksmith.7 Nov 2018


Will cops unlock your car for free?
How do you unlock a car door with a hanger?


How do you unlock a car door with a hanger?
Does AAA unlock your car for free?
AAA/Roadside Assistance
If you have AAA you can call them to unlock your vehicle. ... If the vehicle can't be safely opened or made operable, or the locksmith cannot replace the key, towing services will be provided under the towing benefit.
5 Nov 2015


Does AAA unlock your car for free?
Will OnStar unlock car without subscription?
Even if they decline an OnStar subscription, which can run anywhere from £18.95 to £28.95 per month, OnStar will offer these buyers its RemoteLink Key Fob Service. ... Using the service, customers can lock or unlock doors, activate the vehicle's horn and lights and remotely start their cars via a smart phone or tablet.5 Jun 2013


Will OnStar unlock car without subscription?
Is there a key that can open any lock?
Any key that can open two or more locks is considered a master key. Many master keys use pin and tumbler locks. For a master key to work, though, there must be something called master wafers inside the lock.23 Apr 2013


Is there a key that can open any lock?
How do you open a locked door with a knife?
Pry open the latch by sweeping the end of the knife and moving the latch inward. Take the butter knife, and slide it between the door and the door frame, starting about three inches at the top of the door knob. Slide the knife until you find the door's bolt.28 Jan 2020


How do you open a locked door with a knife?
How do you pick a lock with a bobby pin?


How do you pick a lock with a bobby pin?
What do firefighters use to open car doors?
Hydraulic claws that pry open wrecked vehicles.
Powered by hydraulic pumps, the tools can widen and cut through steel, allowing firefighters to pull people from wrecked cars. Flaherty says the "Jaws of Life" can apply 320,000 pounds of pressure.
19 Sep 2016


What do firefighters use to open car doors?
Can you break a car window to save a child?
The law makes no mention of protection if the actions are done to save a child's life. This means that legally, you cannot break into a car to save a child inside who is suffering from heat stroke.19 Jul 2018


Can you break a car window to save a child?
What number do you call when you lock keys in car?
Option 1 — Calling 911: Many people who wind up with their keys locked in their car call the police to come to their location and help fix the problem. In most cases, the police will be able to unlock the car, but they can also call a tow truck if they cannot. Of course, you will be paying for this service.


What number do you call when you lock keys in car?
How do I get into my locked car?


How do I get into my locked car?
What do you do if you locked your keys in your car?


What do you do if you locked your keys in your car?
Is there an app to unlock iPhone with car door?
There Are Two Apps for That. Alarm company Directed Electronics and Zipcar, the company behind a worldwide car-sharing network, have released applications for Apple's iPod touch and iPhone which allow users to lock or unlock cars remotely. Zipcar's application allows users to reserve nearby Zipcars over the internet.14 Oct 2009


Is there an app to unlock iPhone with car door?
How do you unlock a bathroom door from the outside?
Unlocking a Turn Button Door Lock
The head of the screwdriver must be small enough to slip inside the slot of the outside door knob. Gently insert the screwdriver's flathead into the door knob's slot, then turn it counterclockwise. If you hear a click, the lock is disengaged and the door should open freely.
11 Apr 2018


How do you unlock a bathroom door from the outside?
What is the best way to destroy a car engine?


What is the best way to destroy a car engine?
How do you pick a lock easy?
The easiest way to pick a lock is to use the fast and dirty method: scrubbing.
  1. Insert Tension Wrench into the Bottom of Key Hole and Apply Slight Pressure. ...
  2. Insert Pick at Top of Lock. ...
  3. While Applying Slight Torque to Your Wrench, Scrub Your Pick Back and Forth in the Key Hole. ...
  4. Repeat Until All the Pins Set.
1 May 2019


How do you pick a lock easy?
How do you pick a lock without a lock picking set?


How do you pick a lock without a lock picking set?
How do you pick a lock with scissors?
How to Pick a Lock With Scissors
  1. Insert a pair of scissors into the hole of the lock as deeply as you can. The blades should be thin enough to fit into the whole of the lock. ...
  2. Turn the scissors counter clock wise, from left to right, once the scissors are deeply inserted into the lock.
  3. Shift and move the scissors around until the lock is opened.


How do you pick a lock with scissors?
How do you unlock a door with a little hole?


How do you unlock a door with a little hole?
Is there an app that will unlock my car?
Viper SmartStart - Remote Start, Lock, Unlock, and Locate Your Car with Your iPhone or Android.


Is there an app that will unlock my car?
How do you pick a lock on a car?
If you have the traditional type of car door locks, then you should be able to open this by using a paperclip or a bobby pin. If you are using a paperclip, open it up so that you have two prongs to the clip, similar to the bobby pin. Insert your lock picking tool into the car lock and move it up and down.1 Nov 2019


How do you pick a lock on a car?
Will AAA come unlock my car?
AAA/Roadside Assistance
If you have AAA you can call them to unlock your vehicle. ... If the vehicle can't be safely opened or made operable, or the locksmith cannot replace the key, towing services will be provided under the towing benefit.
5 Nov 2015


Will AAA come unlock my car?
How much does triple a charge to unlock your car?
Call AAA if you are safe
Yes, you might have to wait for a half-hour or more for help to arrive, and you'll likely pay for the service (expect to pay in the area of £25 to £50 to unlock a car.)
9 Jul 2018


How much does triple a charge to unlock your car?
Will AAA open locked car door?
If you're ever locked out of your car, AAA lockout service can help. We'll get your door open and you back on the go usually in just a few minutes. If we can't get your door open, or you need the services of a locksmith, we'll cover that, too, as outlined in the scope of services linked below.


Will AAA open locked car door?
Can I activate OnStar to unlock my car?
4ONSTAR (1.888. 466.7827) and an Advisor can unlock your doors*28 (if properly equipped). You can also use your vehicle's mobile app*26 to remotely unlock your vehicle. If you find yourself stranded due to a flat tire or empty gas tank, or just need assistance, OnStar can help.8 Jun 2018


Can I activate OnStar to unlock my car?
Can I activate OnStar to find a stolen car?
If your vehicle is stolen, alert authorities and file a police report. ... An OnStar Advisor can use GPS technology to help law enforcement locate your vehicle. If your vehicle is stationary, OnStar can tell police where to find it and send a Remote Ignition Block signal to keep the engine from restarting.


Can I activate OnStar to find a stolen car?
How long do I get OnStar for free?
five years
The service is free for five years and includes the following services: Keyfob services that enable owners to remotely start, lock/unlock doors, as well as activate the horn and lights from the myChevrolet, myBuick, myGMC or myCadillac or OnStar RemoteLink app.


How long do I get OnStar for free?
What's a 999 key?
Generically, a “999key is a key cut with all pin stacks assumed to be the lowest “factory” depth cut. ... A 999 key can be converted into a bump key by filing down the stop so that the ramps between the cuts can work against the pin stacks.
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What's a 999 key?
Are skeleton keys illegal?
In order to prevent skeleton keys from allowing illegal entry, lock manufactures began to add wards around the outside of the lock as well as in the center. This prevented the successful use of skeleton keys. Skeleton keys of this sort are no longer in common usage, other than in furniture such as china cabinets.1 Aug 2017


Are skeleton keys illegal?
Can any lock be picked?
In conclusion, every lock can be lockpicked. However, keep in mind most you will encounter (90%) are low security, and that with training you will be able to open 90% of the locks you see within a minute, usually within fifteen seconds, and that you will be able to open 95% of the locks without five.


Can any lock be picked?
Can you pick a lock with a knife?
To pick a lock with a knife, begin by inserting your knife as far into the lock as you can — until you feel the tip hit the back of the lock. Next, apply a very light turning force on the knife just like if you are trying to turn to a key.17 Jan 2020


Can you pick a lock with a knife?
Can you open a locked door with a credit card?
To open a door with a credit card, start by sliding the card in the gap between the doorknob and the frame. Then, bend the card toward the doorknob. Next, bend the end of the card back toward the frame, which will cause the card to slip under the latch and unlock the door.


Can you open a locked door with a credit card?
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How do you pick a lock with a credit card?



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