Locks & Locksmithing

Key Bumping and Lock Picking: Secure Your Property

Key Bumping and Lock Picking: Secure Your Property

Spies and secret agents on TV used to use skeleton keys to enter into any door. But you may not realize, these keys are very real and still exist today. And criminals in your neighborhood may have access to them. Key Bumping is a very low-tech crime that, with the help of online websites, takes very little training and practice.

With a set of bump keys bought off of the Internet for as little as $30, bad guys can enter your home, mimicking your lock, and leaving NO EVIDENCE of entry.

The solution

Mul-T-Lock cylinders high-security locks provided by your locksmith service professional provide two independent locking mechanisms operated by a single specially designed Mul-T-Lock key. Your locks will be practically impossible to pick and no longer vulnerable to the infamous bump key.

Unauthorized Duplication

The Mul-T-Lock patented key system offers total key control. The Mul-T-Lock ID Card is given to you with your initial order. Your personal information will be securely kept on file, and keys can be requested in the future only by you and with your Mul-T-Lock ID Card. Give yourself peace of mind knowing there aren’t any unauthorized keys floating around.

Did you know there are tens of thousands of places where you can get a key duplicated in this country? How many locksmith shops, hardware stores, malls, and shipping/mailbox stores do you have in your area? They all have key duplicators. Without a key control system, you cannot be sure who has keys or how many keys have been made for your locks.

Forced Entry

To protect from this type of physical attack, we use Mul-T-Lock cylinders along with the Mul-T-Lock ISO9001 Grade 1 Deadbolt, the industry’s highest grade lock.

Thieves often force the door in or pry it open. They also resort to physically attacking the lock by drilling, hammering, wrenching or sawing the bolt.

This combination is built to withstand the demands of the toughest commercial applications, but is also highly recommended for residential use. Mul-T-Lock cylinders are drill-resistant.

Features of the ISO9001 deadbolt include:

  • Solid brass or bronze rotating trim rings
  • Solid steel doorframe reinforcer with 3 screws to protect against kick-in attack
  • Bolts are made of a strong steel alloy, containing a hardened steel roller to prevent cutting or sawing
  • Steel balls cover mounting screws to protect against drilling

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Washington, DC / July 10, 2012 / AngiesList.com

“The bolt was stuck. Locksmith had to remove the entire lock and replace. The locksmith answered and provided same day service, which is a plus. Locksmith was punctual and very helpful. He came prepared to work and provide service quickly.” — Lisa Smiley


August 18, 2012 / AngiesList.com

“A saferoom door deadbolt lock was installed. The locksmith selected the lock capable of providing maximum protection, installed it masterfully, and removed all evidence of debris. He did this within a half hour with the utmost professionalism. Outstanding experience. I would strongly recommend this locksmith and will use him again.” — Jonathan Emord


20 Feb 2013 / Customer Lobby

“I called Keyed In and they came over immediately to assess the damage. Unfortunately, my front door handle is a "specialty" handle and had to be ordered. Keyed In worked with me to find the cheapest handle and worked around my schedule to come back to my house (9pm) to do the repairs once the new handle came in. They were professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone in need of a locksmith.” — Kory Dubayau


16 May 2013 / Customer Lobby

“Great experience, great company. I would highly recommend. I needed a lock replaced on the door leading out to my deck. The door is very heavy and the lock very old and it was stuck. Keyed In came out and said they could replace it. The guy gave me three options - a low price option, a middle price options, and a high price option. He then noticed that the handle on my screen door was broken. I thought I would have to replace the entire door but he said he could fix it for me. So not only did he do a great job with the door but he also saved me from having to buy and entire new screen door. It was a great experience.” — Dorothy Shildes


1/29/2014 / Yelp

“Foster Property Management in Washington DC has used Keyed In for the past 6 months. They are responsive, efficient and most of all cost effective. As a property manager, our business is based on the quality of our vendors. Keyed In is the best in the business and we appreciate them as part of the vendor team.” — Jean P.