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BE AWARE OF “Bump Keys”

Bump keys are available online and open deadbolts and passage locks nearly as fast as a working key and that threatens the life of nearly every family in America.  Bump Keys have been in the news in various cities, but most of the general public are still unaware they exist including those working in newsrooms ask your co-workers.  The government has not banned there sales so criminals can buy bump keys online and walk right in.

Click or copy/paste the ABC-Bump Key News link: ( or enter -bump key news- on your internet browser to view this link and other trusted news sources. See how fast a news reporter can open a locked door even when working at a relaxed pace.

Tips and How to Protect Yourself:

  1. Lock bumping leaves no trace of forced entry so insurance companies can claim you left your door unlocked.  But the good news is Bump Key Crimes are preventable.
  1. The problem is most families have never been informed they’re at risk. They don’t know that bump keys are available online and open deadbolts and passage locks nearly as fast as a working key. So they trust their standard deadbolt new or old and believe it will keep them safe which is why millions of families are at risk.
  1. Homeowners should install Bump Resistant Locks. These locks are a good investment and have been designed to prevent bump keys from opening them. Bump resistant locks can be purchased in lock shops, hardware stores and online.
  1. Renters should consider using Super Grip Lock. This is a $10 strap that attaches to the existing deadbolt. It secures the deadbolt handle when it’s locked which keeps the bolt engaged. Your deadbolt can not be unlocked until the strap is removed. Its industry tested, police endorsed and can be viewed and/or purchased online at
  1. Please Note: Once the door is opened the chain lock or slide bar locks are of little value: They can be easily snipped. It’s not difficult to pull the screws out with a good push of the shoulder. Once the door is opened a pry bar can easily pull the screws out that hold the chain or slide bar lock in place.
  1. Lock-bumping is a growing problem because bump keys are easily attained online and they open locked doors fast.. Families should protect themselves and will if they understand the problem


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