What are bumping keys and how to protect yourself from them

Today, criminals who steal homes have a number of techniques, some rudimentary, others more sophisticated, to break into hotels, homes and shops undetected.The police are inundated with reports of burglary, especially during the holidays, because the criminals do not rest in their eagerness to break into all kinds of premises during those critical hours in order to take away the citizens' most precious possessions.Inaddition to the use of alarm system inhibitors, keychain magnets or lock picks to force locks, a particularly dangerous method is the famous bumping, a technique of Danish origin from the 1970s that has re-emerged thanks to the internet and its widespread use.What is bumping?Aware of the anxiety that crime generates in the welfare of citizens, we have taken on the task of consulting locksmith experts .barcelona to know for sure how this technique works and how anyone can prevent it.According to the specialists, bumping has two main elements for its execution; namely, a single master key (according to the manufacturer) and a hammer-type instrument. The most alarming thing is that anyone can use, buy or manufacture this type of lock pick.Since piston cylinders are the most common, these master keys have a special depth design to be able to open any door.

What are bumping keys and how to protect yourself from them

Today, criminals who steal homes have a number of techniques, some rudimentary, others more sophisticated, to break into hotels, homes and shops undetected.The police are inundated with reports of burglary, especially during the holidays, because the criminals do not rest in their eagerness to break into all kinds of premises during those critical hours in order to take away the citizens' most precious possessions.Inaddition to the use of alarm system inhibitors, keychain magnets or lock picks to force locks, a particularly dangerous method is the famous bumping, a technique of Danish origin from the 1970s that has re-emerged thanks to the internet and its widespread use.

What is bumping?

Aware of the anxiety that crime generates in the welfare of citizens, we have taken on the task of consulting locksmith experts .barcelona to know for sure how this technique works and how anyone can prevent it.According to the specialists, bumping has two main elements for its execution; namely, a single master key (according to the manufacturer) and a hammer-type instrument. The most alarming thing is that anyone can use, buy or manufacture this type of lock pick.Since piston cylinders are the most common, these master keys have a special depth design to be able to open any door. Simply insert the lockpick, tap it to make the pistons jump and turn the key.

Protection solutionsAs

theyhave illustrated how bumping keys or magic keys work, the expert locksmiths we consulted also provided us with some security measures we can use in case we do not have an alarm system.

In addition, they confide in us that companies like Ezcurra, Tesa and Kaba, are quite reliable as an anti-bumping method.In this case, they have advised us to check first the type of bulb that the locks of the main doors have. In case we do not want to change it for a more secure one, we can have a protective shield installed, which is screwed on and has a closed lentil. On the other hand, if we have decided to replace the light bulb, the best option is to look for one that is anti-bump, anti-drill, anti-hook, anti-extraction, anti-copy and more.

Being careful is never too much, and there are many models available in the market that adapt to all kinds of budgets and needs that we have.