A bump key is a key that is cut out in a specific way so that it can be used to pick a pin-tumbler lock. If you are wondering whether a pin-tumbler kind of lock is very common, the answer is yes, it is one of the most common types of lock in the world and is used in exterior door locks. A bump key can be a very successful way to enter a home because these types of a key are pretty easy to acquire, you just have to know who the manufacturer of the lock is. Learning to bump a key also takes little skill and not too much time to master.
What are some ways you can prevent an intruder from using a bump key on your door? It is possible to buy locks that are bump proof, but these can be hard to find and quite expensive. Bump-resistant locks are a bit more commonplace so you may find this is a better option. It is also wise to install some other type of security system that would raise the alarm if an intruder entered your home. If you have any concerns about the safety of the exterior doors in your home, please feel free to contact us for more advice.