Bump Keys - Reports

Below are links to various 'investigative reports' addressing the issue of 'bump keys.'

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US Postal Service considers "bump keys" as non-mailable under Federal law.

Clever Detective Solves Rash of Dallas Burglaries – National Public Radio (11/14/2007)

Lock bumping: A new burglary threat – MSN Real Estate (11/13/2007)

Dangerous Trend Targeting Homes – KHNL-TV, Channel 8, Honolulu, HI (11/02/2007)

Home burglaries rise as “bump keys” become more available – Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX (10/05/2007)

Burglars Can Use Key To Open Almost Any Door - WPLG-TV, Channel 10, Miami, FL (10/09/2007)

'Bump Keys' Being Used More & More By Burglars - KCNC-TV Channel 4, Denver, CO (08/28/2007)

WGN-TV CoverStory: Lock Bumping (WGN-TV Channel 9, Chicago, IL - 05/07/2007)

World Series Ring Among Property Recovered In Burglary Bust (WFTV Channel 9, Orlando, FL – 04/11/2007)

Bump keys - Is your home safe from intruders using these tools? (WAVY-TV Channel 10, Norfolk, VA - 03/29/2007)

"Lock Bumping" (WPEC-TV Channel 12, West Palm Beach, FL - 02/27/2007)

Authorities Issue Alert About 'Lock Bumping' (WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH Channel 4 - 02/24/2007)

A New Criminal Technique (WWJW-TV, Cleveland, OH Channel 8 - 02/21/2007)

More Criminals Using Internet to Learn Lock Picking Technique (WTTG-TV, Washington, DC Channel 5 - 02/21/2007)

Crime Alert - Lock Bumping (KTSM-TV, El Paso, TX Channel 9 - 02/20/2007))

"Bump keys" raise alarm: As word spreads, police hope to ease lock panic, and lock manufacturers redesign their products (Kansas City Star - 02/18/2007)

How Safe is your home? Bumping and Entering - A tailored key and a top from a screwdriver (The Daily Oklahoman - February 15, 2007)

Internet teaching criminals to lockpick (Fox National News 02/15/2007)

Don't Get Bumped! (WNWO-TV Toledo, OH Channel 24 - 02/08/2007)

Protecting Your Home From "Bumping" (WBAL-TV Baltimore, MD Channel 11 - 02/06/2007)

"Bump keys" are crooks' newest tools (WJRT-TV Flint/Saginaw/Bay City Channel 12 - February 2, 2007)

'Bump Key' Can Give Thieves Entry To Your Home (KVTV-TV Dallas/Ft. Worth Channel 11 - February 1, 2007)

Lock Bumping - Protect Yourself (WMC-TV Memphis Channel 5 - November 21, 2006)

Beware of Lock Bumping (WFLD-TV FOX Chicago Channel 32 - November 10, 2006)

Lock Picking Method Circulates On Internet (WSMV-TV NBC Nashville Channel 4 - September 6, 2006)

Lock Bumping ( KYW-TV CBS Philadelphia Channel 3 - September 5, 2006)

Bump Key video could help thieves break in (KUSA-TV NBC Denver Channel 9 - September 5, 2006)

Beware the Bump Key (MSNBC - August 5, 2006)