You might wonder why smart locks are so much more popular than traditional locks. Traditional pin and tumbler mechanism locks have been around for centuries and have been a staple of home security. The purpose is, of course, to restrict access for better security and to ensure one’s privacy. The drawback of these locks is that if you are someone intending to commit a crime, gaining entry isn’t all that difficult. In addition to the problem of forgetting to lock the doors in the first place, burglars have many ways to bypass traditional locks, including the technology to easily replicate keys even without a physical key as a copy and now ways to get in are rampant. That is why smart locks are dominating the home technology market.
Bump keys are lock picking tools that, when inserted into a lock and tapped just right can bump the pins like a pool cue and open the lock. In the hands of a skilled user, they are much like a skeleton key making some locks so common that it is almost like not having a lock at all.