Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lock Bumping Threat Make Security Systems A Necessity

Lock Bumping isn't just a threat, but a reality that leaves every home protected with just an ordinary lock vulnerable to unforced access and the theft of their hard earned possessions. The mechanics of most locks have been around for centuries. These locks work on a pin and tumbler system. When a criminal uses a key that has been altered so that the valleys have been filed to the shear line, it creates a bump key. The key must match the manufacturer original key blank. These key blanks can not be obtained unless you are a registered locksmith, so criminals will file a key down that matches that particular lock brand. The reason bumping works is due to the mechanics of the lock mechanism. When a key is inserted in a lock, the pins that match the valleys of the key are aligned allowing the lock mechanism to turn. When a bump key is used it is inserted one notch from full insertion and then struck, which forces all the pins to jump slightly and with slight pressure on the key allows the lock to open. Trusting a regular lock is not enough. Some simple solutions are magnetic locks, or locks that work on a disk system. However, the best solution is a monitored security system because it can dispatch the local authorities, even if the door is kicked in.


robert said...

I was shocked to hear the comment on the Today Show recently that the locks on 95% of all homes in the U.S. can be picked. Your post on "lock bumping" helps explain it further. It is the reason that no home should be without some kind of security system; they can be had reasonably these days, even a wireless, full-house system can be bought for just over $100. Don't risk disaster. Purchase some combination of a door and/or window alarm system -- or maybe one of many different sensory systems available reasonably. You have been warned.

robert said...

Those of us of a “certain age” will never forget the Charles Atlas advertisements in which the weakling turned into a strong man and avenged his tormentor by kicking sand in his face.

Shannon Stallard is not a weakling, but is a “little guy” -- 5’ 9”, 180 pounds – but no one of any size or stature is about to antagonize him if they know his reputation. Shannon is one of the most respected martial artists on the planet.

Stallard stunned the martial arts world when he unveiled a revolutionary new set of teaching skills that combines martial arts with his findings in a biology lab that tapped a formerly undisturbed portion of the brain. What he discovered is that those with even expert knowledge of martial arts techniques can easily “choke” in the real world when attacked on the street.

Why? Stallard calls it “brain freeze.” He explains: When you are suddenly assaulted, and instantly overcome with shock, fear and adrenaline, “it doesn’t matter one bit what color ‘belts’ you’ve earned,” he says. “Your brain will still freeze up like a cherry popsicle and all your techniques will fly out the window. You will be at the mercy of the attacker.”

Welcome to biology 101. That’s where Stallard said he uncovered the secrets of the brain that allowed him to combine his lab findings and his 27 years of martial arts to create the most effective new natural fighting system ever.

“ACT”, or “Advanced Combat Strategies,” is a video Stallard developed to train anyone, “even the little guy,” he reminds us, to utilize what he refers to as “an astonishing new scientific key” that taps into your own body’s natural reflexes and turn “victims” into “predators”.

“The world has changed,” Stallard explains, “and even the advanced fighting systems of five years ago are ‘old hat’ in the field.” He adds that the military immediately fell in love with his program because its leaders realized they had access to a new way to quickly train fighting men to become whatever was needed in every circumstance – extremely focused, brutal, if necessary, even deadly when called for. Spec Ops now utilize “ACT” in their training.

Stallard’s martial arts credentials are extraordinary: in 27 years he trained in Tae Kwon Do at the famous Jhoon Ree centers, Kempo Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, among numerous others. He taught hard core fighting for 14 years and was head instructor at the nationally acclaimed Gangbusters program. He holds countless black belts and earned a 3rd degree in Korean Hwarang-do, which is used for training Special Forces and Navy Seals. The list is endless.

Yet he found that you can throw it all out the window if you haven’t learned what he discovered in the laboratory: You must be able to “trick the brain” into taking reflexive action and turn the table on any attacker in seconds. Shannon developed a group of key words that unlock “brain freeze”. It adds up to a system of “gross motor responses” to an attack

“ACT” has armed hundreds of people with the skills and knowledge to walk the street in total security, Stallard says, “knowing they can ‘take care of business’ if need be.”

“ACT” is the shortest and easiest way to total self-respect, confidence and security, Stallard adds. “You’ll be like a kid in the candy store when you get this.”

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James said...

I just found a way to feel safe away from home, using a personal security system called JTrek. It uses everyday Smartphones with a downloadable application to help people feel safer. When you are in an area where you sense danger, start the application, then pictures/videos and your location get sent to a secure webserver, if the danger is real, hit a Panic button and notify friends, family, campus security and/or police. I found it at

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