Combination Locks Are Safer!

By: Barry Meat

A combination lock is usually a kind of lock that isn’t opened by a key but a combination of numbers or symbols insead, and when entered properly will open the lock. The series may be entered by using one or several rotating dials with engraved markings, typically it will be numbers, which directly work together with the locking elecical. Other combination locks use mechanical or electronic keypads for inputting the series.

A combination lock is used by a lot of people to secure their precious belongings particularly in offices and schools in which it is quite simple to break into somebody’s locker. Most users of combination locks find it hard to unlock it the first time and also it can look complicated, but in reality it is very easy and you can unlock it in a matter of seconds, that is if one know the right combination.

Most combination locks operate a 3-digit numerical code and each digit represents one number from 0 to 39. Check that you have the right numerical code. It is normally located on the label at the back of the lock or now and then in the packaging. It is better to memorize the code and then remove the label from your lock. Do not reveal your 3-digit code to anybody for obvious security reasons.

Have a firm grip on the lock. Use your thumb and index finger to control the dial located in the centre of the combination lock. Turn the dial to 0 and using your thumb and index finger grip dial. Begin to spin the dial three times until the number 0 is directly level to the arrow that is engraved on top of the dial.

Try the first number once the dial is set to 0, you are at this instant set to unlock the combination lock by means of the 3-digit numeric code. Let us say your code is 11-20-28. From the initial position of 0, spin the dial clockwise until the number 11 is pointing towards the arrow.

Now move the dial to the second numeric number. This time, you have to perform two rotations instead of one before stopping at the second number. From the number 11, rotate the dial counter-clockwise until the number 20 has passed the arrow sign. Carry out the second rotation by turning the dial counter-clockwise but this time stop turning the dial when 20 is directly pointing to the arrow mark.

Now for the last number. Move your dial to the third number. The last number on the series is 28, and to get there, spin the dial clockwise until the number 28 is pointing to the arrow. At this time the shackle should be released off the lock. Open the combination lock by pulling the shackle upwards.

To shut and secure the combination lock. Insert the shackle into the hole and push it down firmly into place. Next, rotate the dial to any digit. Verify that the lock is really locked by pulling on the shackle. The combination lock is closed properly if the shackle didn’t move.

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