Defense Against Crime

10/04/2009

Have you heard of Lock Bumping

So Easy an 11 Year old Girl Can do it!

So Easy an 11 Year old Girl Can do it!

Lock bumping as we currently know it has only been around for a few years.

High School physics and a special key make it simple to open almost  lock you have at home. Just tap the key and turn! It’s not a brand new story, but has already gone from YouTube videos. This article is just to inform you about the practice

Bumping, sometimes also called ‘Rapping’, has been a known technique for at least the past 50 years. A bump key is described in Marc Tobias’s reference work “Locks, Safes, and Security” [4] on page 603. Few people use the technique, and the method does not seem successful against a large number of locks unless the ‘minimal motion method’ described below is used. Once correctly used, we found this technique to be immensely powerful, allowing a large variety of locks to be opened. We did not invent this technique, and others probably thought of some of the same refinements we did. We do feel bumping is underestimated, and this article exists to point to its effectiveness.  

It has only become popular here in America in the last few years. The reason being is the internet, it has basically changed the game of information sharing not only for lock bumping but for many other things as well. What was once a lock-smith’s trade secret is know pretty much common knowledge to a large percentage of the population.

 There are even special lock bumping hammers that are used to strike the lock bumping key. Think about it some one has actually put on paper and manufactured a special type of hammer to whack a key! It is pretty amazing how lock bumping has developed so quickly. It has basically exploded due to the internet and free-flowing of information illegal or not. There are a few states that make is illegal to carry a lock bumping key unless you are a lock-smith. Try surfing a few of the major lock bumping forums and you will be see how many people are actively or messing around with lock bumping.

  •  Buy and install high security locks such as Medeco and Schlage Primus or the Ultimate Lock.  

  • Use electronic locks that do utilize the pin tumbler method for security. 

  •  Installation of an  alarm security system that utilizes a battery back up system. 

  •  Install bright lighting on the exterior of your home. If power consumption is a worry, try motion activated outdoor lights as this will significantly cut power usage. 

  •  If you have a dog, consider keeping it inside as this might scare off potential burglars. 

MEDIA SOURCES                              

·         KHNL HI – Dangerous Trend Targeting Homes

·         DALAS – ‘Bump Key’ tool all burglars need to stroll in

·         LOCAL10 FL – Burglars Can Use Key To Open Almost Any Door

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  1. […] Be mindful of the types of , locks and padlocks used in securing your doors, garage doors and fence gates. These should be of the best quality. Solid core doors, dead bolts and hardened shackle padlocks should be considered. Depending on the level of threat and on location (e.g., isolated homes), consideration should also be given to installing burglar proofing and security doors/garage doors and reinforced glass where needed. (look at our blog on Lock Bumping) […]

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  2. […] Do Your research on the security of different locks. Find out how to secure your home against lock bumping. When getting a Home Alarm, get a cellular system in stead of having it linked to your phone land […]

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