Guard against lockouts: stick a lockpicker's card in your wallet

April 24 |

Stash one of these babies in your wallet, and never get locked out again.

Emergency Lockpick Card

I mean, provided you have any idea how to use lockpicking tools. No? Me neither. Luckily Adafruit has our back with a video on getting started with the lockpick card.

  1. My favorite part of this product description is their suggestion that after first use you just store the tools thusly: "…put the lock picks on your KEY CHAIN…"

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  2. Not legal in all states.

    Pretty sure lockpicks are illegal in Ga unless you are a locksmith. At least, someone told me that. I haven't fact checked it.

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    • From Wikipedia:

      United States
      In the United States, laws concerning possession of lock picks vary from state to state. Generally, possession and use of lock picks is considered equivalent to the possession of a crowbar or any other tool that may or may not be used in a burglary. Illegal possession of lock picks is generally prosecuted as a felony under the category of possession of burglary tools or similar statutes. In many states, simple possession is completely legal as their statutes require proof of intent.

      In California, locksmiths must be licensed by the state.[1] However possession by laymen may be legal there and in most states, as illegal possession must be coupled with felonious or malicious intent.[2] This is also the case in Utah,[3] Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Washington, Washington D.C., New York, and Arizona.[4]

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  3. all fine and great… unless you've locked your wallet in the house WITH your keys!!!! lol

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    • Once, I managed to lock the door with my keys, wallet and cell phone inside. I had the local equivalent of $10 USD (which goes a lot farther in Taiwan than the USA) in my pocket and that's it. I was just going down to the store to get some nasi goreng seasoning paste and didn't think I needed my purse.

      Fortunately I live in the most densely populated neighborhood of a densely populated urban center (possibly among the most densely populated in the world) and there are two – two! – locksmiths within a 3 minute walk of my apartment.

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  4. I once locked myself IN my house,
    I came home on the 2nd to last day I was going to live in that apartment, shut the door behind me and then it wouldn't open again!!! (the lock broke)
    I was having a small leaving party that night so while waiting for a locksmith 5 friends and 2 new born babies had to climb/be passed in through my rather high sitting room window

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  5. I so need that. I raise getting locked out to an art form. I can get locked out of the house, the car, the garage. If it has a lock, I can do it. I once locked myself out of the house while my then 2 month old infant was inside laying on the couch. Mom of the year there, when I got in she was of course crying for mama and she had no idea where mama was. And then I once locked myself out of the house and car at the same time! She had decided to take mommys keys out and hide them and I forgot. Took her and my purse and the diaper bag and left the house and then oh crap!

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