Outside the Box Day
Today was a thinking outside the box locksmithing day. My first job was a car lockout on a Honda CRV where the customer had locked the keys inside the car on the seat. I spent quite a few minutes (in the rain) trying to unlock the car using the usual buttons/manual unlock. I later discovered the manual unlock needed to be pushed in to unlock, instead of pulling it out. In a last ditch effort I flipped the keys on the seat over and pushed the button the keys to unlock the doors - that was a first.
My last job of the day was a house lockout. Once again I was stymied by the locks. I had tried both the front door (where I was able to unlock the screen door, but not the deadbolt) and the garage door. I decided to take a look at the back door and see if there was an opportunity there. After determining the garage door was the best bet I was walking back around the house and noticed the garage had a service door. I decided to take the easy way out of this one. I removed the service door deadbolt from the door, decoded the lock and cut a new key by code which unlocked the door. Not only had the customer gotten into their house, but they also got a new working key for their house.