I had an outdoor shed and I made sure no one else had the key--I even
rekeyed it and they changed some of the actual pins. It was a deadbolt.
I was gone ten minutes. In that time my neighbors were able to break in. I
saw no signs of forced entry. When I came back the door was unlocked
(possibly they could not relock it).
So how did they get past my deadbolt? It was qwickset. Was ten minutes
time enough to pick it? It didn't look like they had removed anything that
would allow them to pry the lock open, either. The deadbolt only goes a
little under one inch, though because there area for it to go is not large
enough. But it normally can't open. I don't know how they did it.
- posted 16 years ago