Scandinavia and the World
No way out

No way out

In Denmark I'm used to locks like these on the front door, so to me it was slightly creepy that you needed a key to get out in England.

28th July 2012

Tagged in Denmark England

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8 days ago #9387295        

The "key from inside" type of lock used to be more common in America but it went out of favor in the mid-20th century. You can buy them, of course, and they do have uses, but it's more typical for the inside of a door to just have a latch (deadbolt, too) that doesn't require a key to exit the premises.

20 days ago #9381255        

It keeps your children from getting out and getting kidnapped.

3 months ago #9358369        

Not common in America except if the door has any windows on either side. A burglar could smash the window and reach the inside of the lock from the outside; requiring a key to unlock from the inside prevents this.

3 months ago #9358167        

I can see so many safety problems with that :\


4 months ago #9347433        

This is the method I use to firmly introduce people to fandoms I'm in.

6 months ago #9323975        

It depends on the door, but its almost the same here


15 F
7 months ago #9302731        

Dat smile though....

7 months ago #9299803        

I generally prefer the ones which automatically lock when you close them, except when you accidentally lock yourself out! :P

7 months ago #9297847        

England's face in the end


18 M
7 months ago #9295068        

Same where i live too

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