Everything is Gone With No Sign of a Break In
Here is the situation…you come home from an evening out, unlock the door to your home and go in just as you always do. The only difference is that the house is ransacked. The televisions are gone as are all of your other electronics and valuables. What’s more, your drawers have been rifled through and your jewelry is gone! Standing in the center of your home, feeling totally violated, it dawns on you that the door was locked when you got home with no signs of any damage at all. How did the burglars get into your home? After talking with the police, you learn the latest way that intruders break into homes. It is called lock bumping.
What is Lock Bumping?
Simply put, lock bumping is a lock picking technique where intruders use a “bump key,” a key of the same type or brand that is filed down so that it is easily inserted into a lock of the same brand, most frequently the pin tumbler lock. With lock bumping, a bump key is made and inserted into the lock to a point where it is just shy of being fully inserted. At that position, they simply tap on it with a slight amount of force using a hammer or blunt object so that the key is fully inserted into the lock. Boom! It is done and the pins inside the lock are aligned so that the cylinder turns and unlocks the door. Intruders have the ability to get into a home within seconds if they know what they are doing.
How to Prevent Lock Bumping
Lock bumping is quickly becoming the most utilized form of home invasions. But there are ways to prevent it. High security locks are the best way to prevent intruders from getting into your home. Locks from manufacturers such as Medeco and Mul-T-Lock are unable to be bumped or destroyed. Although these locks are more expensive, they prevent occurrences that will cost much more than the lock itself ever did. Plus they offer a tremendous sense of security to homeowners.
Reliable Locksmith & Sercurity Services, Inc. are very knowledgeable about how to prevent lock bumping. We offer top quality locks that are durable and resistant to breakage by intruders. Give us a call at (561) 391-6767 or check us out at www.myreliablelocksmith.com for an estimate.
Protect your home from invasions by making sure your lock hardware is “bump proof.” In the end you will be very glad you did.