We’ve all seen the movies where our savvy hero pulls a Mastercard from his wallet and with a quick push and wiggle the door swings open. But how practical and realistic is this? Is it just movie fiction or can we too acquire these spy-like abilities and learn how to pick a lock with a credit card?
In terms of its practicality, using a credit card to unlock a door is not always the best method as there are many other means of improvised lock picking — such as using bobby pins. However, if you ever find yourself in a pinch, using a credit card to pick a lock is always a viable option if the door you are attempting to open is of the right type.