Why You Shouldn't Try To "Jimmy" A Lock To Open It

There are few things as frustrating as coming back to your house after work only to realize that you can't find your key. In some cases, you may remember leaving it somewhere else but it's just as likely that you won't have any idea where the key is. Many people's first instinct in such scenarios is to find a way past the lock. Jimmying is a commonly used method where something flat is forced in the door to move back the lock.