How do locksmiths open doors?


A locksmith is trained to gain entry into many different types of locks including conventional ones such as euro cylinder locks, anti-snap locks, 3 and 5-lever mortice locks, and locks fitted to different types of doors including uPVC, composite, and wooden

Standard uPVC doors can be very easy to open.

Although they look very good, They are not the most secure option out there with their pre-fitted locks.

A lot of new uPVC doors being sold today are fitted with anti-snap locks that cannot be broken easily to gain unauthorised access. This has improved the security of the UPVC doors 

Wooden and composite doors are again relatively simple to get into, however, if they have a secondary  lock on them, they can take longer to open.

Locksmiths carry a special set of tools that include lock picks, screwdrivers, and drills that they use depending on the type of door and the locks fitted inside them.

There are two ways that locksmiths use to open doors:

  • Destructive entry and
  • Non-destructive entry.

Non-destructive entry is always the first choice and involves opening the doors without damaging the doors and locks. Techniques and tools involve lock picking, using mortice decoders, and bypassing the lock.

If you require a locksmith to help you get you back into your home contact GPM Locksmiths on 0808 166 00 50.