All It Takes is a "Bump" to Break Into Your Home - DatelineCarolina

All It Takes is a "Bump" to Break Into Your Home

High security locks like these can't be opened using the "lock bumping" technique. High security locks like these can't be opened using the "lock bumping" technique.

By Meredith Harvie

The Internet is making an age-old break-in technique available to the public. It's called lock bumping and all it takes is a dummy key and a hammer to break-in a home. Internet sites have step by step instructions on how to lock bump your home.

There are ways to protect yourself.

"Have a high security lock something that uses more than just a conventional key," says locksmith Larry Bachman. These locks do cost more than a normal lock, but could save you money in the long run. Break-ins using the lock bumping technique are hard to file with insurance.

"It leaves no visible signs of entry," says Bachman.

The high security locks run at about $150 and are available through most locksmith stores.

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