“O” is for Open Sesame
We just purchased a new 15-lite Exterior door, so I planned to write this blog about lock sets. Why not choose a topic that will help me in my personal life? Five minutes into my research, I stumbled across a blog about lock bumping. Ever heard of that? Me neither. Fifteen minutes later, I know more than I want to, and I’m more than a little concerned! Let’s just say, I will be choosing my new lockset with a bit more care.
Lock Bumping is a technique used to unlock locks with the use of a Bump Key. Bump Keys can be used to unlock all brand names of lock sets and deadbolts. Bump key kits/sets can be ordered thru various website that are easily accessible. Along with the marketing of the tools, you can YouTube videos to learn the technique!
Here are a couple links that explain how lock bumping works and how to prevent it:
Lock Bumping – How to Protect Yourself. By: LiveSafely
Lock Bumping | What is it & How to Prevent it. By: Security World News