Approximately 90% of Australian homes use standard cylinder locks which are vulnerable to lock bumping. The knowledge of the bumping method is becoming widespread due to international media and the worldwide web, it has become a growing global security concern. Lock Bumping, also called key bumping or bump keying is a technique used to unlock standard pin tumbler cylinders with a bump key.
The bumping method could be misused by criminals to gain unlawful access to your property with a bump key.
Lock bumping is the force of a slightly modified standard house key onto the cylinder pins. The bumping method is a non-destructive method. When a bump key is used to break into a house or place of business there may be no signs of forced entry or damage to the lock, which can make home or business insurance difficult to claim.
Standard key cylinders can now be made Ant-Bump resistant with the new Ant-Bump technology. High security, Anti-Bump locks such as Binary Plus or Kaba are protected from the bumping method when they have bump resistant cylinders. High security Anti-Bump key cylinders have side trap pins or bump resistant pins to guard against lock bumping. The patent pending cylinders resists the transfer of force from a bump key to the pins, eliminating the bumping risk.
We can assist you to prevent this happening to you by replacing your standard pin tumbler key cylinders with cost effective Ant-Bump proof key cylinders. These cost effective Anti-Bump key cylinders are suitable for common Australian locks and allow for simple retrofitting.
Contact us, we will gladly come out, obligation free to offer a security solution to prevent this from happening to you.