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Emergency: Unlocking A Bedroom Door

Main use of a bedroom door lock is for privacy. in some unfortunate events, a high security bedroom lock will be a nightmare for you especially in times of emergency. If you have kids at home, chances are they  lock their doors unintentionally because they are playing with it. It will be very handy to know how to bypass your locks in case an emergency happens. Here are some easy step but you can click here to know more!

Know the Door Lock Type. You have to know first  what type of lock is installed on the bedroom door. There are two types of locks that are used for bedroom doors or interior doors. The first type usually uses a push-in button in the knob to lock the door from the inside. The second type of lock uses a twist-button that is turned right or left for it to work. You’ll be able to distinguish the lock type by the checking the type of slot, or hole, which is on the outside doorknob. If the outside knob has a small hole about quarter-inch in diameter, then the lock type is the push button. On the other hand, if you see a small slot about half an inch in length and about 1/8-inch wide, this type of lock uses the twist button locking mechanism.

Open the push-button lock. For you to unlock this mechanism, you will need to take a wire paperclip and open it. Alternatively, you could use a wire clothes hanger as well. Take the wire and insert it into the hole located in the center of the doorknob. Then, push the tip of the paper clip or clothes hanger straight into the hole and try to keep it as straight as possible. If you keep it straight, you should feel the lock on the other side of the door. Apply pressure until the lock pops and you are able to turn the doorknob.

Open the twist button lock. For you to unlock this type of lock, you have to insert a flathead screwdriver into the slot located on the outer knob. Again, you will need to insert the screwdriver as straight as possible. Once it’s fully in, turn the screwdriver slowly clockwise. You will need to turn the screwdriver about a quarter of the way, in order to open the door. If the screwdriver turns more than that and the door still does not open, your screwdriver probably did not fit into the internal slot designed to open the door, so you may need to try again or get a screwdriver of a different size.