Lockkill 2.0 is a device that prevents a person from accessing a key-based lock without first entering a numeric combination. The device can be useful to landlords who have not yet had a chance to change the locks on an apartment between tenants.
When a tenant is evicted or chooses not to renew a lease, the landlord cannot be sure that all copies of the key were turned in. Landlords generally have the locks changed between tenants, but this may not always be done immediately. As a result, a former tenant with a spare key may break into an unoccupied home.
Lockkill 2.0 is a guard that keeps a person from opening a key lock. The invention can comprise a bezel-style lock disabler with a round face, a three wheel combination on the front, and a key-like protrusion extending from the back. The protrusion can have a vertical cut that holds the pins of the lock in place and prevents the device from being removed from the lock. Once a person enters the correct numeric combination, a metal lever rises up from beneath the pins and enables the device to be removed from the keyhole. The invention can be constructed from aluminum, brass or other suitable materials. The invention may have a diameter of about 2”. The exact specifications may vary.
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