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Old 07-30-2010, 09:48 AM   #1
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Lock bumping


I have recently been made aware of lock bumping and want to find more info how to prevent this. I have searched the web and found many sites and quite a bit of info. I am looking for some experts here to provide their wisdom. such as
1. Which door locks, dead bolts etc are the best and cost effective at preventing bumping.
2. Are dead latches also susceptible to bumping?
3. Any other wisdom.

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Old 07-30-2010, 09:59 AM   #2
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Lock bumping


Most of the lock vendors have been designing/sellin "bump proof" locks for a few years now (Kwikst is one that comes to mind). They have a specially designed pin that prevents them from being "shot up" during the bump process. Top of the line would be a Medeco lock- Pick/Bump proof.
Deadlatches, if used properly cannot be "bumped".

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Old 07-30-2010, 12:23 PM   #3
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Lock bumping


you could always do an electronic lock too.
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:21 AM   #4
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The market in the USA is flooded with tales of this or that lock being supposedly bump proof or pick/bump resistant.

The facts remain, there are only 2 100% guaranteed bump proof and virtually pick proof locks currently on the USA market, Bilock and Abloy.

Medeco can be bumped and picked, so too Mul-t-lock, Assa, Primus, Keymark and many others, that advertise their products as bump proof. (They are not)

There are multiple videos online showing many of the above mentioned locks being bumped open. There are credible and authoritative reports about the same.

There is an old saying, 'don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see'
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