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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a variety of questions that we are asked on a frequent basis. We have provided a variety of possible solutions, but every situation is unique. We strongly recommend that you contact us with your issue and let us formulate a more accurate solution!

What is Lock Bumping?

Lock bumping is the process of using an ordinary key and a hammer or another device to “bump” the key and bypass the lock’s security feature. Just about any ordinary lock is vulnerable to this technique.

How can I protect myself against “lock bumping”?

High Security locks are the answer to this growing threat. High Security locks are constructed with numerous security features that make them “bump resistant” and “pick resistant”. These locks can also solve a number of other issues as well.

How can I prevent people from copying my key?

There are several ways to solve this problem… One way would be to change your locks to use a “high security key” that would restrict the keys ability to be duplicated. Another alternative would be to change your locks to a push button, digital, or biometric lock (fingerprint).

Do I have to replace my locks to change my key?

Nope! Most of the time your locks can be “rekeyed” to a new key! By rekeying you will be removing the old key and programming a new key to work in its place.

Can I install new locks and have my old key work them?

Yes! You can install new locks and have your old key work them. There are several factors that must be taken into consideration before purchasing and installing your new locks, i.e. brand compatibility, etc. Please contact us for more details!

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