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Old 01-27-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
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I have never heard about this before. When I saw the video, I thought I should pass this along.

Scroll down a little to see the video:
http://rvtravel.com/blog/rvnow/2008/01/are...ntry-locks.html
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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This technique works with pad locks too. I saw a video where they sell Bump Keys for Master Locks.

To make things worse, there is a website that sells Bump Keys.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:14 PM   #3
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Thanks, Mike! Very interesting.

The Bump Key site is a good way to obtain a list of vulnerable locks, although I see from cruising a few lock sites that some vulnerable manufacturers now offer bump-proof models.

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Old 01-27-2008, 10:51 PM   #4
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Considering that we would be adding a $100+ dollar lock to our FGRV's, with the types of windows, glass and vents in this type of RV, I can almost see a smash and grab being easier than trying to bump an RV lock.
This is a slipery slope. Whats next bars on the windows?
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:19 PM   #5
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For many of us this probably isn't of any value for our trailers. For those that camp in urban areas it might act as a bit of deterrent. The trailers with curved doors it's every easy to grab the bottom and bust the door. Unless it's a bear trying to get in then it's grab the top and bust the door.

I noticed that there was some reference to remote locations being bad. Yup, that's where the bears are. So I guess you've got a choice, camp in urban areas with meth addicts or in woods with bears. In either case lock your doors well so that you get some warning with the sound of a breaking door.

Going to my room now.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:55 PM   #6
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Mike and Pete,

Thanks for the info, never heard of this but tried it with my neighbors key and guess what??? It opened right up(Trimark)
So I think I'll spend then $100 to slow the bad guys down, takes me a couple of secs to wake up and get the 12 ga out
Thanks for taking the time to post this info, Chuck
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Thanks are all due to Mike as he found it and posted it!
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:03 AM   #8
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Yeah, getting in a trailer is easy good lock, bad lock or no lock.

But did you notice they also sell bump keys for HOME locks
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Hi: I guess the old saw is true..."Locks are there for the Honest people"
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Lock bumping has basically made about a billion door locks obsolete.
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Yeah, getting in a trailer is easy good lock, bad lock or no lock.

But did you notice they also sell bump keys for HOME locks

Yeah, I'm going to have re-evaluate my house locks.
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This technique works with pad locks too. I saw a video where they sell Bump Keys for Master Locks.

To make things worse, there is a website that sells [b]Bump Keys.
Thanks, Mike, that 18-key package will more than pay for itself with my first heist. Finally, I won't have to worry about living off Social Security any more!

But, I couldn't find the RV bump-key package---where did you buy yours and how much did it cost? I've spotted a Prevost that I like to get in to!

Sorry, just couldn't resist!
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The point of the RV article is that the Bump Keys are for the deadbolt locks -- They advised also locking the RV lock as an added deterrent to bumpers with only home lock keys.

Actually, with most RV locks, one key pretty much fits all...

All that said, however, I would prefer to use the cheesy RV lock so if someone has a key they will get in without damaging the RV.

Some have the habit of actually leaving the door unlocked, but I don't like that because a child could wander in and hurt itself with a cooking knife or something.
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While I know that my last post rained on the anti-bump lock parade, Here is the reality which I have learned from working in the IT security industry and it applies to physical security as well here.

Physical security must take place in layers. Perhaps a camper alarm might be in order if need be. Choosing where your camper resides is another. Figuring out layers of security is how you deter a breakin.
Just my .02 cents.
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