Forget about checking to make sure you’ve locked your doors tonight—bump keys are out there and just as effective as any other home intrusion technique. What exactly is a ‘bump key’? A bump key is a specially cut key that can be used on any number of locks for forced entry.
While these keys have some use for homeowners, locksmiths, and mechanics, you wouldn’t want criminals and burglars to get access to them.
Unfortunately, many conventional home and business locks are vulnerable to lock bumping (bump key attack), and burglars have the ability to make their way in and around your home at the turn of a key. Not only will intruders have an all-access pass to your precious belongings, but their keys might leave your lock permanently damaged if they are inept at stealthily bumping your lock.
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Don’t worry, there are several solutions to this fiasco. It isn’t completely out of your hands:
Get special pins installed that make lock bumping much more difficult.
Invest in a lock that is machined to tighter tolerances.
Buy a high security lock.
Visit your in Newmarket and Aurora and find out the best option for you.
It’s also important to keep in mind that lock bumping is fairly loud—many burglars are unwilling to risk it if they know someone is at home. This means that you must be vigilant in guarding against intruders while you are away from home. Whether you’re off to work, school, or the store, you should make sure all doors are secured and, when possible, have neighbours on the lookout for anything suspicious.
If you’re going to be gone longer than a few hours or days, notify trusted friends and nearby family members so they can check on your house while you’re away. Most intruders are experts at bump locking and may even risk doing it at nighttime. If possible, have someone sleep at your house or turn the lights on so intruders are unaware of your absence.
There are many different ways an intruder can get into your home, but take the proper measures to limit their choice by investing in locks and security systems that will outsmart their lock bumping techniques. By keeping your locks safe and your home secure, you won’t only keep your belongings in your possession, you’ll have a peace of mind and assurance against lock bumping burglars. Call us to learn more today!
Affordable Lock is a locksmith in Markham serving the Greater Toronto Area, including Scarborough, Aurora, North York, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Stouffville. With over 30 years of experience, we pride ourselves on looking after your commercial or residential locksmith needs. Affordable Lock’s showroom in Markham showcases a wide selection of keys, locks and an assortment of other security products for your home or business. Whether you are looking to upgrade your home or business’s security, or solve security issues, Affordable Lock Services Inc. in Markham is here for you! Give us a call today.