The Dangers of Lock Bumping

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Did you know there is a way to break into a home by using a universal key?

Lock bumping is a method that criminals can use to quickly enter a residence using a specially designed, universal key to unlock any front door.

The lock bumping method was first designed as a tool for locksmiths to help quickly enter a home that they need to work on. This idea was made popular in the 1970s.

Since then, the lock bumping method has been catching on among criminals and criminal organizations as a tool to break in to a home. Think of it as the new way of lock picking. When using this method, a criminal can enter a home within 10-15 seconds, undetected.

Catching a criminal who is using lock bumping is one of the hardest things to prove as the criminal essentially enters the home right through the front door and can leave without making a big scene.

Did you know 90% of doors in the United States have the cylindrical lock that is vulnerable to the lock bumping method that these criminals are using?

With this scary thought in mind, there is a way that it can be prevented: having a CCTV surveillance system installed. When having a surveillance system, you would be able to focus the cameras right on any door that has a vulnerable cylindrical lock. This way you would be able to have a way to prove that someone had entered your home.

A CCTV surveillance system not only would catch the criminal in the act, but it can also serve as a deterrent to sway the alleged criminal away when he/she sees the camera that catches the door in its view.

Although the thought of a criminal having a universal key to enter almost any home is a very scary thought, by using the technology of CCTV surveillance cameras you can ensure the safety of your home. Ready to get started? Contact us today!

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