There are many issues that face our everyday lives. From top to bottom the list never seems to end. From picking up the kids to a matter of your own delight and entertainment. This is why your home security should never be a matter of concern.
There are a variety of ways our everyday lives can be affected by the locks we have in our homes today. Whether you live in the countryside or in the city, you are at risk of having your locks bumped.
What Is Meant by Bumping a Lock?
Among other creative ways of getting into your house, lock bumping is actually a technique created by locksmiths in the 1970’s. “What is lock bumping?” you may think to yourself, sounds criminal! Your thinking is correct! Over the last eight to ten years lock bumping has been popular.
Used by those with intentions to enter your new residence, to do harm. From stealing your hard earned valuables to possibly even hurting your family. This is not meant to scare you but to bring awareness to the risks.
What Is Lock Bumping Technique?
This technique is as simple as an old key. With little modification from tools that you can obtain at your local hardware store, you can create a “universal key” for all locks. By altering the key it allows the manipulation of the pins in the cylinder of your front door lock and every keyhole in your house for that matter.
The process essentially bumps the pins disabling the lock mechanism. Without further details, for safety concerns, of the process the act of lock bumping could take from ten to twenty-five minutes, depending on the person performing the task. The risk is high only to those with old, overused, or loose locks.
Install Bump Key Proof Locks
There is a solution and a way to better secure your homes, businesses, and even your vehicles. Call a locksmith company, and they can solve your security issues regarding the locks on your residence, putting to ease the thoughts that keep you up at night. They prevent a situation that could potentially have a negative effect, whether temporary or permanent, on your family.
A locksmith service can help you solve and remove your worry of lock bumpers. They can rekey every lock in your house and in drastic case perform a full switch out of the locking devices in your home. There is no question that even the maintenance of such mechanisms could prevent security breaches.
How do you know that maintenance is needed? For starters put your key in the front door key holes and observe whether the lock jiggles without turning the key. If it does, you need immediate care for the only thing that stops somebody from entering the place you dwell and raise your family.
If you face the issue of loose locks let us know. Simple steps can be taken by your locksmith that will ensure that you need not worry about broken cylinders by manipulated keys that alter the pins allowing access to your home or business.