There is one question I get asked a lot in the field, and that is "What are bump keys?" And "How do they work?" The history behind bump keys is really quite simple. Originally they were created by Locksmiths to save time opening locks. This method has been around for many decades. But as of recently, within the past 15 years or so, they have become main stream. We have noticed that the call centers are "training" their technicians how to bump a lock because it is the easiest way to learn. However, because of this, the technicians don't stay in the field long so they use their improper training for the wrong reasons. This is now causing crooks to acquire bump keys. There is a "Bump Key Proofing Kit" available on the market. However, this product does not work all too well.
Being a second generation Locksmith, I have created a method that really does work and provide what they call "bump key proofing" locks. Our method here at A1 Agent Locksmith is proprietary, there for I can not go into too much detail regarding this matter. But rest assured, I have received many compliments about the security of our "bump key proofing" locks.
For example, one of my customers has an office here in Bradenton. He was on vacation and one of his employees was locked out, resulting in calling an unqualified Locksmith. The Locksmith spent 20 plus minutes and broke several bump keys attempting to gain access. Finally, he decided to drill out the locks because he claimed the lock was broken. Luckily, at the last minute, the owner call his employee and informed him that the office was bump proof. He advised the employee to call us, A1 Agent Locksmith, to help his employee access the office the proper way. Upon arrival, the other Locksmith technician was still there attempting and hoping to learn something about how to truly bump proof a lock, from me. I simply told him that it is proprietary and something only a true Locksmith could come up with as well as learn the trade as I did. He was truly bewildered that there is a tried and true method to secure locks at a responsible price.
So the next time you are locked out and call a Locksmith who uses a bump key to open your door, be mindful that they are probably not a qualified Locksmith. That is the reason bump keys have made it to the general public. All of our technicians at A1 Agent Locksmith are not allowed to use a bump key. We believe in proper training and doing things the right way. We will only pick your locks like a professional company should. By doing this, it will give you a peace of mind knowing you will gain access to your property without any damage to your locks. Not to mention, we alleviate any fears of having your locks drilled, costing you hundreds of hard earned dollars, all because you were locked out.
Our main focus with our company is to gain your trust. We would like all of our customers, who we have done business with, to come back to us. We want to prove to you that we are truly a family owned and operated company, not just a fancy slogan. Our technicians are professional but down to earth. Once you have compared us with any other Locksmith company in Bradenton and Sarasota are, you will see why are are number 1 on the listings. Let us help you today with all your bump key proofing Locksmith needs. Our technicians are always ready.