Ways Intruders Bypass Residential Locks

The truth is that intruders will never quit! They always improve their skills in breaking into residential properties. For that reason, homeowners should not relent in their quest to advance their locks and security systems. That is where the experts at Diego’s Locksmith come in!

We keep researching, developing, and implementing up-to-date technologies and methodologies to deliver high-security lock installation and other services.

However, if you don’t want to have a bad experience with intruders, read this article to learn their antics.

They Exploit Security Vulnerabilities

  • Targeting Cheap Locks:

Intruders always seize any given opportunity. They may drive around your neighborhood looking for houses with old or poor locks, such as single cylindrical deadbolts that can easily be picked.

  • They apply Bumping techniques:

Yes, it isn’t possible to manipulate all locks using bumping techniques. However, desist from installing locks without anti-bump features. This way, you can reduce the possibility of bumping. A professional locksmith can help recommend locks with anti-bump features.

  • Drilling:

This is a destructive method that involves using a drill to make a hole in the lock cylinder. They open up some portions of the lock and cut the internal pins. But most of the burglars do not use this technique anymore because it generates noise.

Other Means to gain entry

  • Exploiting Unlocked Doors and Windows:

This seems quite basic, but the shocking truth is that many intrusions can be easily prevented by keeping doors and windows closed. Ensure that you lock all the doors and windows before retiring to bed or leaving the house. This habit can minimize the probability of an intruder breaking into your house.

  • Bypassing Security Systems:

More knowledgeable persons could try to interfere with wireless security system signals or take advantage of weak spots in the older models. Try to install wired security systems if possible and check if your system is updated with the security patches.

  • Sliding Doors:

Sliding doors are one of the favorite targets of burglars and they do not have second thoughts when it comes to them. You should consider replacing the sliding doors as well as all your locks. To get an installation or replacement, contact our skilled locksmith.

The Solution to the Threats by Intruders.

  • Social Engineering:

Deception can indeed be effective. An intruder can feign to be a delivery person or a repair worker, thereby gaining entry and switching off the security from within. To avoid this from happening, verify the identity of visitors before letting them in.

  • Following the Digital Trail:

Nowadays, our daily routine is exposed online on various social media platforms.

Choose what you post wisely; avoid sharing vacations or lengthy trips as they make you a target. Enabling geolocation services can also inform others of your location.

Strengthen Your Home Security

Here are ways to achieve that:

  • Upgrade locks.
  • Strengthen access points.
  • Utilize smart technology
  • Monitor key access and keep an eye on who has the duplicate keys.
  • Be always alert.

Conclusion

Remember, knowledge is power. Knowing how an intruder could attempt to bypass your locks gives you the leverage to strengthen your home security. Replace basic locks with more sophisticated ones and strengthen vulnerable areas.

For assistance on suitable ways to strengthen your home security, seek the services of our professional locksmith. We are waiting for your call!

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