Savvy Criminals Can Now Use 3D Printers to Make Bump Keys

Bump keys are lock picking tools that, when inserted into a lock and tapped just right can bump the pins like a pool cue and open the lock. In the hands of a skilled user, they are much like a skeleton key making some locks so common that it is almost like not having a lock at all.

Now, with access to cheap 3D printers, would be criminals can duplicate a working key in minutes without ever seeing an original key and without the help of a hardware store. Simply by taking a picture of the key hole and using some converting software anyone can either print the key themselves or mail order a printing through several companies which have no restrictions on printing keys.

One of the most effective ways to deter a thief from gaining entrance to your property using a bump key is by installing a security system that employs several layers of protection, such as motion sensors and CCTV. Security systems make a home or commercial property significantly less attractive to thieves—even thieves using the latest in technologies to commit crime.

If you have any questions about home or business security systems, call JM Resource today, (619) 992-9300.

Larry Korff
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