We all know that the first line of defense of your home is the lock on the door. If you don't have a lock, anyone off of the street can waltz right into your home. In some cases having a poor quality lock can be just as bad as no lock at all. For example, just having a door lock jam and no deadbolt might make a home invasion easier than it would be otherwise. Investing in good quality and properly functioning locks is not an investment that will go to waste. But they are not the only thing you should be aware of.
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If you've turned on the news and are a homeowner you may have heard the term lock-bumping. This term has been around for a while but most homeowners are still not clear on what it is, how dangerous it is or how it can be prevented.
If you own what your locksmith would call a pin tumbler lock you are quite susceptible to lock-bumping. This is a process that professional lock-pickers use to get inside a house to rob it. There are several techniques they can use but a bump-key which corresponds to the lock in question is what's used.