How do I jam a door keyhole without making it obvious?
Clump together a handful of toothpicks — the amount of toothpicks will depend on the size of your keyhole. Shut and lock the door whose keyhole you’d like to permanently block. Be sure you have another entrance to the residence. Insert the toothpicks into the keyhole.
How do you stop people from opening doors?
Use a door wedge or door stopper. This works for doors that open inwardly. A door stopper is designed to keep the door open, but if it is placed behind the door, it serves as a barricade. Burglars will have a hard time opening the door.
Can you spray WD-40 into a lock?
Do not use WD-40, WD-40 is a solvent, not a lubricant and will, in fact, remove any type of lubricant that is in the cylinder. Use a lubricant that has a silicone, graphite or Teflon base only. Make sure the lock cylinder is facing up and spray or pour the lubricant into the cylinder.
Does WD40 loosen locks?
The simple answer is you should not use WD40 to lubricate locks. WD-40 is one of the solvent-based lubricants and does not contain any lubricant and over time can make your lock even stickier by gumming the lock up.
How do you lock a door with a penny?
To penny lock a door you simply jam pennies between the door and the hinge from the outside, which prevents the door from opening from the inside. If done properly, the only solution is to remove the door from the hinge. While penny locking a door can work, it will only work with certain door jams.
How do you stop someone from carding your door?
A thick trim that covers the strike plate (the metal part that’s on the door frame) will prevent someone from slipping a credit card between the bolt and the plate. A door that swings inward will not be affected by a thicker or overlapping trim. Install a door latch guard on the door if it swings outward.