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OMG! Lock Bumping and Bump Keys (URGENT)

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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:36 PM
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I forgot to mention, as anonymous says, pulled on.
What that means is you can go to a auto parts store and buy a dent puller, AKA slaphammer, and with the right accessories, pull out the cylinder of those "cheap" locks.
Again, as was already mentioned, locks keep honest men honest.




posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984

This info has been out there for quite a long time so I wouldn't worry too much. I saw a report on this YEARS ago.

Also, if someone wants to get into a house, a lock is not going to stop them in any case.

I own a construction company and on occasion, have been contracted to get into foreclosed homes that the banks did not have keys to and it's easy to get into a house in seconds without a key or lock bumping and before anyone asks, no I'm not going t explain how to do it.



You know what gets to me? When someone says they aren't going to explain it, it's because it is so very easy that most people don't realize how easy it is! The simple fact is that everything you don't want to explain is available on the internet. I myself am a specialist in computer security but this led on to physical security and i became addicted to picking locks and other security measures.

Of course I know that but I don't want to get blamed for it.


The simple fact is that everything you know, criminals know. What frustrates me is that consumers think this information shouldn't be released. The criminals already know this stuff. If we, the community that deals with this, expose the problems then we can only help the public and encourage the manufacturers to up their game.


Very true.

Knowledge is power.


[edit on 19-2-2009 by jfj123]



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:19 PM
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99% of home robberies are done on impulse. If you create the illusion that your house is secure, it's more likely to deter a robber. On the other hand, if you deck your house out with security stickers, fancy window coverings, etc., then thieves will see that as a sign of wealth.
The age-old idea of getting your neighbours to park in your driveway and collect your mail for you, creates the illusion that somebody is home, and deters thieves.
It's all about keeping up the illusion, people.

As for bump-keys, they're just another tool used to break in to houses by thieves with more than two brain cells. Nothing will stop a criminal that is intent on stealing your new plasma he saw in your window as he walked by.
Thieves spend their lives on drugs, and don't obey the common principles of decency and common sense, so don't expect them to give a hoot about your fancy $50 deadbolt.

By the way, for all you mindless sheep prone to fearmongering, running around screaming "OMG bump-keys, they shouldn't be making videos about this because it's going to make me get robbed!". Get over it, bump-keys have been around as long as the use of locks on doors has been.

[edit on 19/2/2009 by nrky]



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by nrky
99% of home robberies are done on impulse. If you create the illusion that your house is secure, it's more likely to deter a robber. On the other hand, if you deck your house out with security stickers, fancy window coverings, etc., then thieves will see that as a sign of wealth.
The age-old idea of getting your neighbours to park in your driveway and collect your mail for you, creates the illusion that somebody is home, and deters thieves.
It's all about keeping up the illusion, people.


Oddly enough if you provide stickers saying you have an alarm (and have an alarm box) have stickers saying you have a dog, have motion sensitive lights and other cheap, obvious systems the burglars will tend to leave you alone. The average burglar is scared of being discovered and showing your house is protected will deter any thief unless they have intelligence that something very valuable is in your house. Burglars like the easy targets and will choose an easy target over one that is even slightly protected.




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