• Lockout tools

  • Lockout tools

    AZ's Best Locksmith here today to talk to you about the lockout tools that we use.  Most people think of a slim jim when they think of the tool that is used to break into a car.  People also think of police officers and other emergency response services as a free lock out service.  This is not the case.

    I have heard that was a thing in the past but these days no police officers carry slim jims and open up cars for people.  The thing is that you do not want to try and use a slim jim on new cars it's not the right tool for the job.  The fact of the matter is jamming a slim jim down any car door and yanking around to try and unlock the door without knowing what your doing is not the correct thing to do.  The correct lockout tools to use are air bags and reach tools.

    lockout tools

    lockout tools

    With air powered pump jack tools you can get into a lot of tight places.  There are several different brands there is pump wedge and super pump jack.  Reach tools are metal covered in plastic so they do not scratch with rubber on the tip to grip.  They are strong but still allow for a bend and maneuverability.  I also keep one that is made of thicker strong metal that is bent a specific way and is not bendable.  This tool works really well on GM trucks with tough moving locks.  The pump tools slip in between the door jams and seals and then it can be pumped up to create a space.

    This whole process should only be done by a professional to prevent damage to doors windows and seals.  You never want to try and open the door while the pump is aired up creating a space this could cause damage.  Lockout tools are very expensive and should only be used by professionals.  It is illegal to have these tools if you are not a locksmith or work for a company that is supposed to have them.  Choose AZ's Best locksmith and you will get the most professional service in the valley.  We serve all of maricopa county: Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Phoenix, Gilbert, Glendale, and Avondale.