Handprint Door Lock Out Solution
Handprint Door Lock Out Solution
Handprint door locks come in two types, one that has a key on the handle and one that has a nail on the latch.handprint door lock The problem with the first type is that if the hand that crumples to reveal the key is not strong enough to pick the lock, the person who has to put it in usually has to use an assisted opening tool called a bump hammer or a butter knife. These tools are designed to pry away the finger print from the jambs holding the lock in place. Unfortunately, these tools have proven to be very poor choices for picking open locked doors. In fact, the "bump hammer" has been the cause of many home break-ins.
The other type of lock that requires no special tools is the one that has a plastic bump key inside of a cylinder.handprint door lock The lock can be opened by inserting the key through the slot and turning it counterclockwise. The problem with this lock is that the user must have very strong fingers, and he has to make sure that his fingers aren't bent into strange positions in order to get the key into the cylinder. The only way to overcome this problem is to use a special tool called a "snake buster". The snake buster looks like a thick and long metal stick that is used to push back on the plastic bump key so that it opens.
One of the things I recommend for getting into a lock is having strong fingernails, as well as an open mind about trying different methods. I had a neighbor once who used a screwdriver to force the latch open. It worked for a while, but he couldn't get it apart long enough to get the key out, so he had to file the nail points down. This didn't solve the problem, as the screwdrivers eventually ground against each other, creating a weak point at which the lock can be pried open.
Another method that some people employ is to make use of "red bands". I don't know if it's supposed to look like blood, or if it's some kind of electrical discharge, but it doesn't take a genius to see what this is supposed to accomplish. The red band is placed on the handle and left there for a few seconds, then released. The lock should lock up because of the residual static that the snake buster pushes against. The problem, of course, is that this lock takes a bit longer than normal to break.
I found a solution to the problem by making use of something I had lying around the house: a battery powered nail file. I placed a couple of these on top of the door handles near the red bands, and was able to push them all the way in. I did have to make sure to file the edge of each one of them to make them fit snuggly into the handles. After doing so, I could go ahead and unlock the door with the code I had just created. Having done that, I locked the girl up.
This was the first of many confrontations between David and Jane that would transpire throughout our legal case. It wasn't pretty, to say the least, but we prevailed in the end. I'm not sure if there's anything like being taken down that puts you in that "awakening" mode, where you realize, "I can do this," or when you're actually getting attacked, where the experience makes you realize, "hey, I can do this." Whatever your personal opinion, however, I'd like to wish you "Continued Success" in your own battles against identity theft, and the perils that come along with it!