Friday 10 March 2006 12.18pm
Only once have I locked myself out and getting back in was such a hassle I decided to tighten
the Cylinder rim lock (Yale) so that in order to shut the door I have to insert the key, turn it and shut.
The door cannot be shut from the outside without inserting the key, nor from the inside without
turning the catch. Even slamming it won't close the door. So I can't leave without the key other than by
leaving the door open - and surely no-one is going to do that! I also have a quality mortice lock.
I did research picking locks on http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking.htm
and practised on an
old yale but couldn't turn it. Probably need a proper set of tools for the job.
As for the sparekeys.com service. What's to stop the person meeting you from making copies of the
keys on the way to you and then following you home and returning at a later date.
I'm sure the people they employ are of the traffic warden type. I wouldn't trust them.