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#1 xcaliber

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:43 PM

Bump keys can lead to break in and especially if the owner has made it on their own and don't have a certification for it, are there any way to keep yourself safe from break in? Are there locks that are immune to bump keys?



#2 redcity

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 07:34 AM

Yes, it important to use bump proof deadbolts, to use bolts that has trap pins and to use light sensors if your building is dark at night :)


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#3 xcaliber

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 01:06 PM

Or we should just get rid of the locks and use finger prints instead.



#4 KennethS

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 08:33 PM

Fingerprints? Wow. We can still protect ourselves from bump keys. All we have to do is put dead bolts behind our door and not just door knobs. Then no matter how many times your door locks are unlocked by a bump key, no one will still be able to open your door because of the bolts. 



#5 LockPickIt

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 05:01 AM

Kwikset seems to have it's product for bump key protection. Take a look at their product: http://www.kwikset.c...protection.aspx



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Posted 10 December 2015 - 12:44 PM

There are mechanisms that do not allow for the two pins to separate except when slid sideways, such as used in the Emhart interlocking lock (which is not being produced anymore)



#7 LockPickIt

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 01:01 AM

This is another helpful guide to protect yourself: https://www.reddit.c...ys_and_picking/



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Posted 11 December 2015 - 10:02 PM

This is another helpful guide to protect yourself: https://www.reddit.c...ys_and_picking/

Wow, never seen that before



#9 TanVanMan

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 11:23 PM

Kwikset seems to have it's product for bump key protection. Take a look at their product: http://www.kwikset.c...protection.aspx

Very helpful link. Thank you for sharing. And yes I agree that door locks are just one form of security for your home. You can also protect your homes by lighting the entry and the perimeter areas. We can also install cctv, alarm system, and even our pets as additional security.



#10 LogiGoi

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 01:02 AM

If you are inside the house then it would be safer to have other locks aside from locking the door knob...a chain is one example but it would be better to have a door bolt just like what kennethS said...but then the what if you are the one who is outside???then you can not use the bolt so yes a pet especially a dog and well lighted area is helpful..but then again, even the most secured facility can be attacked by intruders...

P.S. sorry my statement is not helpful at all...hehehe...



#11 TanVanMan

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 05:02 AM

If you are inside the house then it would be safer to have other locks aside from locking the door knob...a chain is one example but it would be better to have a door bolt just like what kennethS said...but then the what if you are the one who is outside???then you can not use the bolt so yes a pet especially a dog and well lighted area is helpful..but then again, even the most secured facility can be attacked by intruders...

P.S. sorry my statement is not helpful at all...hehehe...

Well.. that's reality



#12 xcaliber

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:54 PM

This is another helpful guide to protect yourself: https://www.reddit.c...ys_and_picking/

Help full guide. 



#13 LogiGoi

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 03:17 AM

Well.. that's reality

and too bad it really is...Thankfully the people in this forum are not trying to learn lock bumping in order to do bad things...



#14 TanVanMan

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 07:56 AM

and too bad it really is...Thankfully the people in this forum are not trying to learn lock bumping in order to do bad things...

I hope so :-) who knows lol..



#15 LogiGoi

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 10:25 AM

I hope so :-) who knows lol..

 

I hope so :-) who knows lol..

hahaha...yeah...what if that is my plan after all...



#16 LockPickIt

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:59 PM

Take a look at what Kwikset claims:

http://www.kwikset.c...protection.aspx



#17 TanVanMan

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 02:45 PM

 

Take a look at what Kwikset claims:
http://www.kwikset.c...protection.aspx

 
Interesting link. I wonder how true it that.

#18 LogiGoi

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 11:11 AM

Take a look at what Kwikset claims:

http://www.kwikset.c...protection.aspx

Unfortunately I can't see it...it won't load in my browser... :(



#19 TanVanMan

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 07:50 PM

How about the time lock? Somehow I think that will help a lot specially if you're going out for a long time or vacation. I don't know yet how it works but I suddenly had an interest in knowing more about time locks. That may be one of the way we can protect ourselves from bumpers.



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 08:06 PM

How about the time lock? Somehow I think that will help a lot specially if you're going out for a long time or vacation. I don't know yet how it works but I suddenly had an interest in knowing more about time locks. That may be one of the way we can protect ourselves from bumpers.

 

That's an interesting point:  If there isn't any key then there isn't any chance the lock can be bumped.  So it stands to reason that you could protect yourself from lock bumping if there aren't any keys in use. 

 

It makes sense in my head but then again I've been working all day.  Who knows. lol


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