“Bump Keying” is absolutely real and has been around for over 60 years and continues to be a legitimate method used by Lock Smiths for gaining entry into homes. Bump keys work on nearly all pin/tumbler locks. This includes:
- Door locks
- Pad locks
Recently when a few individuals posted the long secret technique on YouTube and other sites on the internet. In about 2007 the technique and detailed instructions went viral and now anyone with a computer can simply type in:
- “Bump Key”
- “Lock Bumping”
into Google and quickly become an expert. Not only is the method for creating bump keys that will fit ANY lock available in step by step tutorials but many actual internet stores have popped up and anyone can purchase professionally made “Bump Keys” and Bump Hammers. Some states see and acknowledged the problem and have outlawed the sale of professionally made bump keys. Even so the technique is out there for all to see and it is no secret that the criminals and ill willed individuals have taken notice.
What could be better for a thief than to be able to enter a home with NSFI “No Sign of Forced Entry”, no noise, quickly and easily.
Criminals with ill intentions are not the only source of concern. What about the idle young people who may be interested or bored and decide to check out the neighbor’s house?