It is a good idea to be aware of the different techniques thieves use to gain access to your home and properties, but it is also important to understand how these methods work. In this short post we’ll discuss 3 lock bumping facts. Read on!

Lubricating a lock, makes it easier to pick – so please don’t think this is a deterrent, as it actually simplifies the lock bumping process

Since demonstrative videos have been published on the Internet, Lock bumping has become far more common. Source: 90sotv

A bump key must match the lock – In order for a bump key to work in a particular lock, it must match the type of lock. In other words, it isn’t possible to make one master bump key that can unlock each and every lock. Instead, in order for a criminal to use the key for lock bumping, it must already fit all the way into the lock.

There are hundreds of types of locks – Because there are hundreds of types of locks from many different manufacturers, thieves would either have to carry around hundreds of bump keys, or already know the type of lock on your home. Source: Ackermansecurity

Lock bumping takes only an instant to open the lock. The lock is not visibly damaged, although the force of the bump can leave an indentation on the front of the cylinder. Certain clicking and vibrating tools designed for bumping can also be used. These allow for rapid repetition of bumping against locks that have advertised “bump proof” features. Only a rare few key-pin locks cannot be bumped. Source:

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