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Burglarized by bump?

PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 12:20 am
by jondoe
This is a picture of a lock on my in-law's house. We were recently talking about how they had an attempted breaking and entering several years back and I decided to look more closely at their locks. They told me that the alarm went off and then the intruders fled. That's about the extent of what happened.

Anyway, I was wondering if this looks to anybody else like this lock has been bumped. Let me know!

Re: Burglarized by bump?

PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 12:33 am
by LocksmithArmy
over used old locks can have the same depresson mark on the face as a bump key... and that lock looks over used and old to me.
im not saying it wasnt bumped... but it may not have been

Re: Burglarized by bump?

PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 12:34 am
by jondoe
LocksmithArmy wrote:over used old locks can have the same depresson mark on the face as a bump key... and that lock looks over used and old to me.
im not saying it wasnt bumped... but it may not have been


That's pretty much what I wanted to know. It may or may not have been bumped but it is definately over used and old. I am in the process of convincing them to update their locks. :)

Re: Burglarized by bump?

PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 12:43 am
by elbowmacaroni
Dude! It's a kwikset, that should be reason enough!

Re: Burglarized by bump?

PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 12:45 am
by jondoe
elbowmacaroni wrote:Dude! It's a kwikset, that should be reason enough!


Don't even get me started! I can actually WILL a Kwikset open. ... ... Ok, maybe not but they ARE like putting a "do not disturb" sign up: only the polite obey.

Re: Burglarized by bump?

PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 12:50 am
by elbowmacaroni
jondoe wrote:
elbowmacaroni wrote:Dude! It's a kwikset, that should be reason enough!


Don't even get me started! I can actually WILL a Kwikset open. ... ... Ok, maybe not but they ARE like putting a "do not disturb" sign up: only the polite obey.


Yeah, ya pretty much only gotta give the stink eye and they fly open... well, unless you get one that's keyed up evil from Kokomolock or FarmerFreak and others known for such things...

Re: Burglarized by bump?

PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 1:25 am
by geardog32
the kwickset on my door looks exactly the same. just old and cruddy

Re: Burglarized by bump?

PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 1:37 am
by barbarian
jondoe wrote:......... I am in the process of convincing them to update their locks. :)



Do they know about bumping ? Perhaps a demonstration would be in order, just so they had real knowledge about how insecure their locks are. Plus you could show them on the web how easy it is for people to buy bumpkeys.

Not that you want to scare them, but since there was a break in attempt there, upgrading the locks seems prudent.

Good job they have an alarm..

Re: Burglarized by bump?

PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 1:46 am
by Warder
elbowmacaroni wrote:
jondoe wrote:
elbowmacaroni wrote:Dude! It's a kwikset, that should be reason enough!


Don't even get me started! I can actually WILL a Kwikset open. ... ... Ok, maybe not but they ARE like putting a "do not disturb" sign up: only the polite obey.


Yeah, ya pretty much only gotta give the stink eye and they fly open... well, unless you get one that's keyed up evil from Kokomolock or FarmerFreak and others known for such things...
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Re: Burglarized by bump?

PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 2:12 am
by elbowmacaroni
DUDE! EXACTLY!

Re: Burglarized by bump?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:50 pm
by danny-el-cocinero
I've been doing alot of lock forensics lately and i found this website of great use. I've posted a link to the specific page on Bumping, i think it will be very usefull in determining whether or not the lock was "bumped".

http://www.lockpickingforensics.com/bumping.php

Re: Burglarized by bump?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:08 am
by aka.decoy
danny-el-cocinero wrote:I've been doing alot of lock forensics lately and i found this website of great use. I've posted a link to the specific page on Bumping, i think it will be very usefull in determining whether or not the lock was "bumped".

http://www.lockpickingforensics.com/bumping.php

Nice website. I was imagining Abby from NCIS explaining it to me.