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comment How to tell if your locks are bump proof?
@matt - I agree there is an curve somewhere between cost/benefit where added security measures add little actual overal security and therefor do indeed become theatre, but it also seems to me that doors that anyone can silently open for $20 are not theatre - that's a real problem I'd like to remedy. Most common burlars don't want to attract the attention of a brick through the window, especially with the neighbors I have
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comment How to tell if your locks are bump proof?
ordered some bump keys ($20 with shipping for me). Took all of 2 minutes - scary.
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comment How to tell if your locks are bump proof?
@Matt - "Security theatre"? With your logic why have locks at all? Bump proof locks are a deterrent, like any security measure, meant to buy you time. consumerreports.org/cro/home-garden/home-improvement/…
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comment How to tell if your locks are bump proof?
Thanks, sounds like trying it with bump keys is really the only way to know for sure but it also sounds like any traditional lock is susceptible so I guess that is my answer.
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comment How to tell if your locks are bump proof?
Thanks rory - but my question is more of "can I tell by looking at my new locks if they are bump proof?"
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comment How to tell if your locks are bump proof?
I guess that is one way - ordering the bump keys and trying it. But my question is more of "can I tell by looking at my new locks if they are bump proof?"
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