You may consider purchasing a lockpick kit because it will save you money when you lock yourself out. Well, there are some aspects of owning a lockpick kit you should heavily consider before making the purchase. Pro Locksmith understands you want to save money in any way possible, but a lockpick kit is probably not the best way to go.

Lockpick kits are compact cases that feature various lockpicking tools. Most kits come with various sized picks and other tools used to manipulate locks. You can find a kit online for around $40 or $50. Typically, kits are used by locksmiths to assist in opening a locked car door or residential door.

If you want to purchase a lockpick kit, first consider the following:


The first thing you should consider before buying a lockpick kit is the complexity of lockpicking. For those of you purchasing the kit for a hobby or simply learning, complexity isn’t an issue. On the other hand, it can be difficult for those who want to use it when you lock yourself out. You can’t just purchase a lockpick kit and expect to use it to open your car door on day one.

lockpicking kit working

For you to use a lockpick successfully, you need to train and teach yourself for a long time. There are self-learning kits you can purchase, but it isn’t going to teach you everything. Car door locks and your house locks are drastically different. In general, it’s going to take you some time to learn this complex method of unlocking doors.


Lockpick kits cannot be used to solve all of your lockout needs. The locks most susceptible to lockpicking methods are pin tumbler locks. Pin tumbler locks work by the key notches pushing the pin up to the shear line. Once it aligns with the cylinder, the key can turn the lock. Lockpicking kits can help you with this type of lock.

However, other types of locks are unable to be manipulated by lockpicking methods. High-security locks prevent these methods, which means your lockpicking kit would be useless. For this reason, the application of a lockpicking kit may not be as prevalent as you might have hoped.


Some lockpick kits are capable of being stored in your back pocket or even a wallet. Unfortunately, storing your lockpick may serve to be more difficult than you might think. You may choose to store your kit in your car or at home. In either case, there are some glaring problems.

Firstly, storing it in your car would be counter-intuitive to your goal for a lockpicking kit. If you lock your keys in your car, then you are left without your keys and the kit inside. You’ll need a locksmith to get you back inside your vehicle, and your kit becomes useless.

lockpicking kit picks

Secondly, storing it at home would also be pointless. If you lock your keys in your car at work or while away from your home, the kit is nowhere near you to use. This means you have to purchase an Uber to take you home to get it and then back. You’ll spend more money on the driver than you will the kit itself.

Finally, storing your kit at home is still a problem. Most of us have our house key and car key on the same keyring. Even if you lock your keys in your car at home, there is a chance you won’t be able to get back into your house. Unless you have a roommate or loved one at home to let you in, you are stuck outside.

Lockpicking Kits are Not Worth It

Here at Pro Locksmith, we believe lockpicking kits are not worth the time or money. Instead, you should give our team a call for fast and reliable emergency lockout services. Our services are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. This means you can call us at any time of day to let you back inside your car, home, or business. Visit our car locksmith service page to learn more or give us a call at (619) 728-9862.