Anyone recommend a DIY lock-set for an exterior door that is not prone to
being opened by the bumping technique?
A few years ago breaking into homes by this bumping was a big rage on
YouTube and elsewhere. Google lock bumping and you can view several
videos on the topic.
Checked with schlage.com web site and couldn't find any info on their
efforts to protect against lock bumping. (Except for their expensive
keypad combination locksets that don't use keys.)
Every now and again, when there is no news deemed 'important' by some little
local tv station, they come up with news of ther own. One of these was
'lock bumping' as some kind of widespread crime.
Just compare it to the 'rice shortage' of recent national news. They even
claim that some Sam's Clubs in California are limiting their customers to
200 lbs per visit. Oh Dear! How will I ever see tomorrow on a meager 200
lbs of rice?
Don't be fooled. Schlage makes a fine lockset, as do many other known
Depends, I was recently talking to my buddy about locks. He manages a
bunch of facilities and tends to keep up with stuff like that. He said
Schlage still has a quality line but they now have a junky line that is
featured in the big box stores.
Check out the Medeco locks. When I got the lock for my front door, the
guy at the locksmith said to make sure to leave some keys with
neighbors or family, as if I had to call him to open the lock, he
would just break a window to get in.
Downside is that the keys cannot be copied locally. The teeth are
pitched to the left and right of the long axis of the key, as well as
being different lengths of course.
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