Ever thought of getting stuck in your home or a place where you find no other way to escape? Have you forgotten or lost your keys somewhere? Or sometimes you just want to know the way to unlock a door with hole in such emergency situations. Then you have come to the right place. Here, you will learn a few simple tricks to tackle such a situation. By using these simple tools, you can escape from any such situation. And the best part is that these tools are readily available around you.
What are the pre-preparations that you need to make before?
Find the right tool for your task wisely.
The right tool will facilitate the work efficiently and quickly. So, this is the first thing you need to do before unlocking a door with the hole. You will need something hard, vital, and flat with a pointed tip for this job. The tool should not be too big to obstruct the passage of the hole, nor should it be too small to fail to fit inside it.
The tool should be just the right size to fit inside it properly.
Locate the hole.
Woww! Half of your work is done, as we have found the right tool for our work. Now, you need to locate the position of the hole properly. For this task, you can use some visual aids, such as a flashlight or torch light, to properly visualise the position of the hole.
Keep the flashlight sturdy so you can look inside it properly. And look for the spaces in between. Locate the hole and put in the tool that we chose in the previous step.
What are the tools that can be used for this purpose?
- Bobby pin
- Master key or emergency key
So let’s discuss in detail how to use them one by one.
A Bobby pin is something that is readily available in a woman’s wallet at any time. It is the perfect tool, as it is strong and thin enough to get inserted into the hole of the lock. You can also use a piece of wire if a bobby pin is not available, but it shouldn’t be more than 8 to 16 gauge in size and 10 cm in length.
Step 1:- flex the pin in the outward direction.
Flex the pin at a 90-degree angle or more and keep the wavy end away so that only the straight end can go inside, as the wavy end will not do the work properly.
Step 2 :- Insert the pin into the hole.
You have to carefully insert the pin’s straight end into the hole after locating the position of the hole with the help of the flashlight.
Step 3:- Rotate the pin.
Rotate the pin in a clockwise direction while pushing it inside simultaneously. Follow this step until you hear the click sound.
Once the clicking sound is heard, congratulations! The door has successfully been unlocked.
Step 1 :- find the correct type of screwdriver
You have to use a flathead screwdriver for this purpose. The size should be 6 to 10 inches. Also, it should be long enough to do the job correctly.
Step 2 :- insert the screwdriver.
Insert it straight into the hole. And press it to the fullest extent possible.
Step 3 :- rotate the screwdriver.
Rotate it in the clockwise direction while pushing it until you feel the resistance.
Using a plastic card is one of the easiest ways because it is easily available in your wallet. And it is also thin and strong enough to easily slide into the space between the door and the wall.
Note:- Do not use your essential cards, as they can be damaged or broken. Use only those cards that you won’t mind breaking.
Step 1 :- insert the card.
And carefully slide the card between the spaces as far as it can go until the knob meets the side. At the same time, hold the card carefully from its edge in your hand.
Step 2 :- slide the card
After inserting the card, carefully locate the top of the lock. Once the card touches the point, slide it in a downward direction.
And your door is open.
When it comes to opening the door, a simple paper clip will help you a lot. With simple and small modifications, a door can be unlocked easily.
Step 1 :- reshape the paperclip.
Open the end of the paperclip and straighten the wire carefully. Then, bend the other end inside by giving it a loop-like shape.
For this work, you can also use a pair of pliers if the wire of the paperclip is hard to bend.
Step 2 :- insert into the hole.
After reshaping, you can slightly insert it into the hole while pushing it very hard.
Step 3 :- Rotate the paperclip.
Rotate it in a clockwise direction until you hear the sound. Once the sound is heard, you will find the door unlocked.
Master key or emergency key
These are the keys that are simply available on the market and can be used to unlock the door in emergency situations. And you can keep them in places where you can easily find them.
They are simple rod-shaped keys, just like a narrow wire, but specially designed to unlock doors in such situations.
Usually, locksmiths keep these emergency keys with them and charge you a massive amount of money for such simple tasks.
A butter knife, or simple knife, is something that is always available in every household. And the best part about them is that they are thin, strong, and straight enough to do their work. Additionally, you don’t have to bend or modify them.
Step 1 :- get a knife.
You will need a blunt knife for this work. Also, it should be of an appropriate size and thickness to easily slide into the space between the door and the wall.
Step 2 :- insert it inside
You have to carefully insert the knife into the space until you feel that it has met the knob of the lock.
Step 3 :- slide the knife
Slide the knife in a downward direction until the door unlocks.
If you find no other way to unlock the door and you have no object near you, or if you have tried all the above methods that are explained above, then only the last option will work. Still, for this, you need to be very careful as it can physically harm you, and you will need lots of strength to do this.
You have to push the door with the maximum force that you can use. You can also use a big rock or hammer to perform this task and break the lock.
What are the things that should be kept in mind while unlocking the door?
- 1) Always choose the right tool :- choose the right and appropriate tool based on the availability, size, and type of the lock.
- 2) Be patient :- do not get furious and anxious. Be patient and calmly think about the situation and the options that are available near you.
- 3) Be careful :- do the job carefully without harming yourself, especially in the case of using force and breaking the mechanism of the lock.
Frequently asked questions?
What is the purpose of the hole in the lock?
The main purpose of the tiny hole in the lock is to give you access to unlock the door in emergency situations. It is a handy feature of the locks.
Which one is the best method to unlock the door with hole?
All of the above mentioned methods can be used to unlock the door with hole, but the most preferred and easiest method is using a master key or emergency key. The second most preferred method is using a flat head screwdriver of an appropriate size.
Getting locked in your home or somewhere else is one of the emergency situations you can encounter. In such situations, you need to calm yourself and find the best yet most uncomplicated way to free yourself. For this task, you can use some very basic items that are easily available near you, such as a bobby pin, screwdriver, plastic card, paperclip, master key or emergency key, or knife. And if none of the options work, then you can use force by pushing the door hard or using some object such as a hammer or big rock.
With patience and intelligence, you can easily eliminate such situations. I hope all your doubts have been cleared. You can also leave your queries in a comment. We will try to sort them out.