Come on Charley you should be old enough to know that locks only keep the honest, honest. If there is a lock made that doesn't have a way of getting into them, I haven't seen it yet. A hammer is the best master key ever made. ;-)
Hadn't thought of that angle. Yep better they have to at least break it to get in if possible.
A locksmith eh, they get paid by the hour right?
When I was a youngin I used to go to work with my grandpa who was a carpenter/handyman. He showed me every trick to getting into homes since he was called regularly to get into a locked house. It's shocking how many people lock themselves out of their own homes. Anyway as a teen we lived in a rather large community of ranch homes all built on individual acres. It was hard enough to get a locksmith out there but while riding my bike or motorcycle you come across people in this kind of distress. Well I became known for someone who could "help". I neve really thought anything of it since I was simply helping. It's not like I was stealing things. Well one day a neighbor came over and my dad answered the door, she told my dad she had locked herself out and wondered if I would come over and break into her house for her. My dad went ballistic. He couldn't believe I was doing this. You know what will happen doncha, something will get broken into an you will become the prime suspect, and in no uncertain terms told me to never do it again. Another time I wasn't taking into account all the variables involved.
If a house has a sliding door or sliding windows I can still get in them in just a couple minutes. It's amazing how secure people feel when they have a lock on something.
Yeah, locksmiths do work by the hour--& they don't work cheap! It cost us nearly a C-note to get the lock cut off. Those locks are circular & they've only been out abt 20 yrs. I know you can get 'em from U-Haul, but you ought to be able to get them other places, too. JUST DON'T LOSE THE KEY!
When we lived in an apartment that had a sliding glass door on the back, I took out my electric drill & drilled a small hole in the top & bottom of the framing. They didn't go all the way thru to the outsice, but they went completely thru the sliding part & into the rigid part. I stuck 16d hardened nails into the holes. You couldn't slide the door without removing the nails, but you also couldn't lift it out of the frame without removing the nails. I heard the door rattle late one night, got up, picked up my shotgun, and went into the living room. I turned on the porch light & the living room light at the same time. The guy saw a man in his pajamas with a 12 double in his hands, but what I saw was a streak. He took off like his britches were on fire. This thing's stuck in italic again.