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Home security is a very important issue and should be taken very seriously. Here
Important Security Alerts
Did you Know: Bump Key Awareness
Most new houses and almost all old houses come standard with locks that can be picked, kicked, pried, or bumped open. A bump key is a modified house key that can open just about any standard door lock in less than 5 seconds. The bump key is inserted into the lock, tapped with a solid object, and the lock will open as if you were using the regular key. YouTube has over 40 videos that explain exactly how to make and use bump keys. Worried?
1. We can help protect you from intrusions and burglary's. Here are a few ways the
experienced staff can help you. We have locks that are pick resistant and bump resistant.
Often pick resistant & bump resistant locks are very expensive. At Abra-
Weak Strike Plates Fail Easily When Kicked
Most houses come with locks that have a strike plate on the frame that does not offer much security protection. This can be devastating to home owners. Over the many years of being a locksmith in the Orlando and Central Florida Area, we have seen about 80% of the houses have these weak strike plates.
We challenge you to a test:
1. Get a Phillips screw driver and remove the strike plate on the frame, the one that the deadbolts bolt slides into. (see right)
2. Try to bend the strike plate (It probably bends easily)
The problem with this strike plate is that screws are to small and when you screw the strike plate to the frame it will only screw into the light weight decorative wood. This is a problem because when someone kicks or pries your door it will just break the decorative wood and allow entry. Now you’re probably thinking to just put install longer screws into the strike plate and you will be safe. If the bendable strike plate is anchored correctly when kicked or pried it will just bend and break just as easy as with short screws.
Bump Resistant Key
A common entry method burglars use is simply kicking the door in
Weak Strike plate
A door with a weak strike plate makes it easy to kick in
Installing heavy duty strike plate with long screws will improve your home security
Installing metal lock reinforcer or heavy duty metal door frame sleeve will provide even more protection
Option 1. Abra-
Option 2. Abra-
During uncertain times, your family’s safety and the protection of your home has
never been more important. At Abra-