posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 03:02 PM
reply to post by TrueAmerican
Man this is very old news on the lock picking forums i frequent. I mean really old. It had been reported by some mainstream media before.
The worrying part is that this technique was being used on high quality medeco locks. Medeco control the key distribution for reasons like this. They
have since taken measures to stop this happening on their newer locks.
I should point out that to bump a lock you tend to need the exact key for that model of lock. You cannot for example take a key to a yale lock, grind
it down and use it on a medeco, schlage etc.
I should further point out that it is often easier to break down the door than get the right key for the lock. I mean if you have a wooden door and
the most expensive lock you can find then it really is simple to just kick down the door. People don't think about security in the right way sadly.
To bump any lock you own the bumper, for lack of a better term would need the exact type of key you have.
You really shouldn't worry about this. Oh and just in case you didn't know, if you don't have a bump key you can always pick the damn thing.
If you are simply worried about your home then just protecting it will deter most burglars. An alarm that calls you when it goes off is going to be
cheaper than changing all your locks. Add to that barrier protection so they can't easily climb around the back, lock up any garage you have so they
can't easily access tools. Put up a sign saying you have a dog (even if you don't).
These steps will deter nearly every burglar except either the iditos (who won't be smart enough to get in) and the professionals (who don't bother
with peoples houses, unless they're stately homes). Just try and clam down, honestly anyone with the knowledge of lock bumping, picking and security
isn't usually stealing from houses. Unless they know there is a considerable prize inside.
[edit on 17-2-2009 by ImaginaryReality1984]