Lock bumping is a technique used to gain access to locks without a key. The technique includes the word “bumping” because a specially cut key is inserted into a keyhole and then tapped or “bumped” by a screwdriver, a hammer, or some other object. This process forces the pins in the lock to jump to their shear line, and with a little torque applied to the key, the lock opens. Sometimes referred to as an “attack” technique, the “bump keys” are used because they can penetrate conventional pin and tumbler door locks. In other words, a bump key can open any lock that it fits into.
Unfortunately, with bump keys, criminals can spend a few dollars and use those keys to compromise almost any kind of traditional lock in a home or office in seconds. The good news is that you can stop the violators from entering your premises with a bump-resistant lock.
Take note of the type of lock you have on the doors to your home or business. The kind of lock you have determines the new lock model that is compatible with your existing lock. For example, homeowners can choose a mechanical bump-proof lock, while businesses might be best selecting either a mechanical or electronic bump-proof and bump-resistant lock.
To ensure the locks in your home or business are resistant to lock bumping, turn to the pros at Arrow Locksmith Co. We can provide a bump-resistant lock solution when you want to add extra safety and security. Rely on us for a lock replacement in Orlando. If you need emergency services, call us at (407) 855-2080.