Lock Bumping

Lock Bumping is the art of opening a lock with a modified key.. A properly skilled lock bumper can open a door in UNDER 10 SECONDS! The most intriguing part is a bump key can actually be bought online.

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  1. Lock Bumping - Information
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  3. Lock Bumping - Key (bump key)
  4. Lock Bumping - Prevent
  5. Lock Bumping - News Reports
  6. Lock Bumping - Bump Key

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With the advent of the bump key, a wide variety of people should be worried; whether you're a home owner or a business owner using a pin tumbler lock will provide a false sense of security.

There are only a few steps to lock bumping:

  1. Locate a key blank (or a spare key) for the lock you'd like to bump. If the key fits in the lock, there's a good chance it will work for our purpose.
  2. File down the valleys of the key to look like the picture above. You'll want to file the key down to the deepest valley setting. Note: if the key already has a deep valley it might be necessary to file a bit deeper than the the deepest factory setting.
  3. If you are unable to make your own key you can buy a bump key or visit a bump key forum for assistance.
  4. Once the key is filed correctly, insert the key and then pull it back one 'click'.
  5. Apply very little tension to the key. The amount of tension required is equal to the amount of tension required to open the lock.

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