What is a bump key?
A bump key is a simple method thieves can use to access your home or business without leaving signs of break-in whatsoever.
How does it work?
Any key that fits in to your lock is filed down then inserted in to your lock cylinder while tapping on it and providing turning pressure, this process makes the pins inside the lock jump up with every tap on the key head and once all pins are lined up for a split second the cylinder will turn and allow the thief easy access.
How to protect yourself against a bump key;
Replace your basic security lock with a high security lock such as Medeco or Mul-T-Lock, both provide excellent security against lock bumping and picking.