A bump key is a key that is cut in a certain way so that it can be used to pick a pin-tumbler lock. If you’re wondering if a pin-tumbler type of lock is very common, it is one of the most popular types of lock in the world and is used in exterior door locks. A bump key can be a very effective method of entering a home because they are pretty easy to obtain, you just need to know the manufacturer of the lock and learning to bump a key takes little skill and not much time.
How can you prevent an intruder from using a bump key on your door? It is possible to obtain locks that are bump proof, but these may be hard to find and rather expensive. You may find it easier to find bump-resistant locks as these are a bit more commonplace. It is also advisable for you to install another type of security system that would alert you if an intruder entered your home. If you are concerned about whether your exterior doors are safe, feel free to contact us for more advice.