Feeling safe and secure in your own home is a requirement for all of us. As homeowners will naturally then do everything we can to ensure this. While you may think about the different ways an intruder could enter the home, what about your exterior doors? Could they be an area you need to improve on security?
You may be surprised to learn that one of the methods an intruder could use to enter your home is with a bump key. This is a type of key that has been cut in a special way that enables it to be used in pin-tumbler locks. In case you’re wondering, a pin-tumbler lock is one of the most common types of lock in the world so you can see the need to be aware of it.
Unfortunately, bump keys can be rather easy to acquire. A person simply needs to know the manufacturer of the lock they wish to use the key for. Using a bump key is also pretty easy and takes little time or skill to master, another factor that appeals to would-be thieves.
Finding and installing a bump proof lock can be difficult and expensive but there are bump-resistant locks available and these are more commonly found so they may be a better option.
One of the best defenses for your home is to install an alternative type of a security system, designed to raise an alarm and alert you to any intruder trying to break in.
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