LOCK BUMPING – BUMP KEYS – BUMP PROOFING
Lock Bumping. Bump Proof Locks. What is it?
If you own a home, business or even a mailbox at the post office, you may now be facing a greater risk of theft than ever before. That’s because of a new threat called lock bumping. It’s the latest break-in technique being used by thieves of all ages, races, and social classes. With a specially cut “bump key” that is easily found and purchased online, thieves can fit the bump key in to almost any pin tumbler type lock (which account for more than 90% of locks nationwide). From there, all it takes is a tap on the key for tumblers inside the lock to split and give thieves the perfect opportunity to take whatever they desire. Several manufacturers have are already selling bump proof locks in order to combat the modern security epidemic known as lock bumping.
To view an example of bump proof locks available here at Goldy Locks, scroll to the bottom of the page or visit the residential locks and deadbolts page.
Aside from easy access to another’s personal property, lock bumping is also gaining popularity among thieves because it leaves no sign of tampering. This means breaking and entering is not only an easier crime to commit; it also eliminates the possibility of being caught. The bump keys that are being used in lock bumping are made by taking an ordinary key and converting it to a universal cut; and according to various reports these keys are not hard to come by. Investing in bump proof locks is the best way to protect your home and family, and get the peace of mind you deserve.
Keep in mind the majority of locks in America are classified as pin tumbler locks and, until now, provided a layer of security that was acceptable for nearly every application, including: homes, businesses, and mailboxes. This is growing at an alarming rate, causing manufacturers and locksmiths to develop and promote a new set of safeguards . Today, consumers can purchase bump proof locks, which are designed with extra locking features inside the cylinder, to ensure the safety of their property.
To give you an idea of just how fast this can occur, reports have shown that some can be opened within just two seconds of tapping the bump key.
- – What is the price of your lost belongings, important documents, personal mail, and identification?
- – What are you willing to gamble?
Medeco Maxum Residential Deadbolts
- Bump Proof Deadbolt Locks
- Double-locking action makes Medeco locks virtually pickproof & bump proof
- UL 437 high security deadbolt
- One inch hardened steel bolt to resist sawing
- Hardened steel inserts provide the utmost resistance to drilling
- Solid brass collar spins under pressure so a wrench is ineffective
- Solid brass construction secured with high-tensile steel bolts.