Are you stuck in your own house due to a deadbolt lock? Have you locked the door and misplaced the key? When faced with such a situation, the only question that may have your mind is whether you can unlock a deadbolt lock without a key. Is this possible? If so, how?
You should not panic if an accident occurs. If you have a screwdriver and Bobby pins nearby, you can escape. I will be sharing you with a detailed guide in getting out of this challenging situation. So, let’s get started without further ado!
Tools You Need
- Flathead screwdriver: You should use a flathead screwdriver with a wide head, as it will give you more leverage when trying to break the lock.
- A bobby pin: With a bobby pin you can manipulate the lock more easily.
Once you have these tools ready, you are ready to begin the process of opening a door lock with a screwdriver.
7 Steps To Open A Deadbolt Lock With A Screwdriver
Step By Step
1) Understand The Lock
2) Straighten The Bobby Pin & Insert
3) Place The Screwdriver Underneath The Pin
4) Insert The Screwdriver Inside
5) Move The Bobby Pin Continuously
You can now manipulate the deadbolt lock pins by moving the bobby pin inside, outside, and in multiple directions.
6) Slightly Glide The Screwdriver In Between The Pins
7) Twist the Screwdriver
Don’t panic if you fail the first time! Instead, be confident, keep trying, and believe me, the deadbolt/door lock will soon open.
Double Bobby Pin Lock Picking:
Here is the full guide on how to open a door with a bobby pin – Step By Step
A bump key is the most accessible and standard tool for opening a deadbolt lock. Buy a bump key set from your local hardware store, Walmart, or any other online retailer.
Thus, it will create a turning force & unlock the door instantly.
Use A Credit Card:
You can unlock a door with a credit card. Is it even feasible? Honestly, it is a bit of a challenge and is compatible with only spring-loaded deadbolt locks.
Use A Knife:
You can easily pick a lock with a knife. Below are the basic steps:
Use A Drill Machine:
Among all techniques, drilling is the one I will prefer only if there are no other options. Drilling can cause significant damage to the deadbolt lock. Make sure you wear gloves and goggles when working with chemicals.
Yes, why not? You can unlock a door using lock-picking tools in just a few minutes. Why would you pay a locksmith when you can do it yourself?
Honestly, no. Picking a lock with a screwdriver is useless since screwdrivers are primarily responsible for creating tension. Also, you will need a rake tool, such as a bobby pin, to pick the lock.
Using a screwdriver to pick a door lock will only damage the lock if excessive pressure is applied. Take your time, be steady, and be careful.
Yes, you will require a bump key to bypass the deadbolts effectively.
Before picking a deadbolt lock, you should know its type. The majority of houses and businesses today use pin-tumbler locks.
However, following the proper technique. Although you can open most locks with a bobby pin, paper clip, screwdriver, or bump key.
Finally, use a turning tool to simulate the key, manipulate the lock pins with a lock picker, and that’s it! It’s not as tricky as you have imagined.
[Updated by Palash Talukder]