How to lock closet door?

By Acespaces
Nov 18, 2010
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  1. I need to lock my closet door in my room in a way were i am the only one that knows how to get in there. Could anybody recommend something that involves maybe using a master lock (cause i have one handy) or any other kind of key/e.t.c.
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,266   +92

    :) Paint it the same color as your wall and take the doorknob off. No one will be the wiser.

    Sorry, couldn't resist. Your request is peculiar at best and suspicious at least.
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Have the person inside of the closet, lock it from the inside.;)
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,674   +1,874

    Just buy a keyed entry lock and replace the passage lock, (non locking door knob).

    You know, like the lock that's on a front door.

    Or is this supposed to be a secret that it's locked?

    Or is this one of those deals where the lock has to be, "freeware"?
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Paint a closet door in the middle of the wall. I promise if someone gets through that it will be amusing.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,674   +1,874

    No, then the roadrunner will be able to go through it, and Wil E. Coyote will smash his face on the wall.....
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    [joke] Room mates getting suspicious of the news reports of missing hookers in the Oregon area? [/joke]

    /Zed and Maynard'ed
  8. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    That would be Wile E. Coyote :) in which case i think it would be a futility closet :D :wave:

    /* edit */
    go to Home Depot. They're most likely to have whatever you need for whatever type door that is
  9. Acespaces

    Acespaces TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 85   +12

    Thank you guys for all of the help and also all the jokes. The reason I need to lock it is cause for the past year people have been taking all this crap like scissors and e.t.c out of my closet. So finally I need to close this thing up for good.
  10. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    Put the closet in a safe and lock that. :rolleyes:

    Somehow, this thread reminds me of some “freeware” I came across once, with which you could lock your folders and directories, so that nobody having access to your computer would be able to open them, or even see them actually. Before using it, I thought it might be wise to search for reviews. According to a post in a forum, it turned out that the tool was really shareware. After the trial period, you couldn’t unlock your stuff and had to buy the software at a ransom price.

    I also remember my father, who used to hide things so well, that he could never find them at a later time.

    Moral of the stories? Before making something inaccessible for others make sure it stays accessible to you.
  11. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,266   +92

    LOL Happen to remember the name of the software bobcat?
  12. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Even if you install a new lock set on the door it will not be all that secure. If it is like most closets, it swings open outward, toward you. If so, the door hinges will be exposed on the outside. All someone has to do is tap out the hinge pins to get in.
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,674   +1,874

    Just use 1/4 bolts in place of the hinge pins, and weld the nuts on.
  16. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    is that what the kids are calling it these days?
  17. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    This brings a whole new meaning to "What kind of skeletons do you have in your closet?"
  18. tmandato

    tmandato TS Rookie Posts: 16

    in the hardware section at your local big box, there is a 'door hasp'. One side screws to the door, the other the wall/door frame. The wall side closes over the door side, hiding the screws so that they can't be removed without removing the lock first. When closed, you install your padlock and voila!

    To avoid @mailpup's caveat, install said hasp/lock combo on both sides of the door, so it can't be removed even if someone pulls the hinge pins. Keep a set of huge bolt cutters hidden under your bed, because you'll need them when you lose the key.

    Or you could try hiding your 'scissors' in a ziploc bag or mason jar secreted in the toilet tank... Of course, that's the first place the cops will look for your 'scissors'!

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