Lock Bumping: Why it's a Problem and How You can Prevent It

Posted on: 1 August 2016

Lock bumping is also called key bumping, cylinder snapping or lock snapping. It is a burglary method that involves creation of a 'bump key' which causes the inner pins and springs of a regular cylinder lock to fall out of place and hence a door to be opened. Why is lock bumping a threat? Many homes only have standard cylinder locks to deter burglars, without additional security measures. Key bumping works when a burglar finds a key that can fit into a lock, even though it doesn't open.
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3 Mistakes Commonly Made when Finding a Trustworthy Emergency Locksmith

Posted on: 1 August 2016

Locking yourself out of your home, car or business can be distressing, especially when you don't have a spare set that can be delivered in a timely manner. In such cases, you need the intervention of an emergency locksmith to help you get into your house or car. There are many locksmiths around, but careful selection is important because of the sensitive nature of the trade. It isn't unheard of to have a poser coming in, offering service and then later coming to rob you since they made a copy of your keys, or charging extra once the work is done.
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Could Your Children Be Compromising Your Home Security?

Posted on: 1 August 2016

In today's world with parents with busy careers and a load of things to take care of in the evening, being at home before the children get back from school is almost impossible. For this reason, most parents end up giving the kids the keys to their home so they can let themselves in. While this may be convenient, your children can unconsciously compromise your home security and expose it to burglars.
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Five Tips for Securing Your Tiny Home

Posted on: 1 August 2016

Your home may be tiny, but it can still be big on security. Wondering what you need to secure your tiny home? Here are five tips to explore and consider: 1. Add door and window locks  When you live in a tiny home, everything in the home has been carefully selected to meet a need of yours. In some cases, those are material needs, but they also include aesthetic needs, intellectual needs, entertainment and sentimental needs.
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