WHAT'S LOCK BUMPING?
For several years, Locksmith Professionals have used several methods as well as tools to avoid pin and tumbler locks for legal purposes. One technique is called “colliding.” Lock bumping, also known as key hitting is an assault technique using specially cut keys, known as bump keys, that can get the better of tumbler door locks and conventional pin.
DOES KWIKSET OFFER ANY PRODUCTS THAT ESPECIALLY SAFEGUARD AGAINST LOCK HITTING?
Kwikset provides the high-security ANSI Grade 1 980 Deadbolt which features SmartKey™ technology and BumpGuard™. The BumpGuard part of a SmartKey lock incorporates a patented side locking bar which replaces the standard pin and tumbler layout, to provide protection against lock- colliding on techniques.
Another innovative feature of SmartKey technology is that it offers you the ability to re-key your lock in less than 30 seconds while providing top-notch key colliding security. Now, with SmartKey technology, should you be worried about a lost or unauthorized duplication of your key, it is possible to just replace not the door lock and the key.
HOW IS LOCK BUMPING DONE?
Lock Colliding uses the basic principles of physics by adding a particularly cut “bump-key” (also known as a 999 key) into the lock, then by using almost any thing the key is subsequently hit or “collided”. The energy transferred in the impact drives the pins inside the lock up above the shear line to get a portion of a second enabling the lock to be opened. For more information on lock view please the video above.
HOW COMMON IS LOCK COLLIDING?
Based on statistics supplied by the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) along with the Department of Justice, nearly 2/3 of all break-ins occur with no sign of forced entry. While there isn't any strategy to find out the procedure that is particular, it might not be possible to know for sure how many break-ins were a result of lock bumping. However, you will find steps you can follow to help protect property, family and yourself. Door locks are just one type of security for your own residence. Consumers also can shield their houses by lighting the perimeter and entrance areas, using motion detectors, alarm systems and even the household pet as deterrents to those who would attempt to get into your house.
WHAT WILL BE DONE TO STOP LOCK HITTING?
State and national laws forbid the distribution of “locksmithing apparatus” to anyone aside from lock manufacturers or others with a legal intent that is recognized. Kwikset is working closely with all the business trade association, Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (“BHMA”), to minimize the threat that such devices may be obtained by individuals for improper purposes. Kwikset offers SmartKey technology as well as the bump that is patented -guard feature designed with high-security at heart.