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Dang, How a Youtube Video Keeps my Wife Awake at Night

Updated on November 1, 2014

Don't let the Mrs. Watch This Until you Have a Solution

So much for security

So, we've established that any criminal with an internet connection (AKA any criminal) can figure out how to make or purchase a bump key. And, we've established that having said key will let them walk right into your house. Talk about making you paranoid! Add that to the interviews of past criminals that describe walking right into someone's house in the middle of the night and robbing them while they're sleeping, and you've got a set of pretty disturbing scenarios to play through your head when you should be drifting off to sleep.


That's about how it played out in our house when my wife first saw this video. Now, a good night's sleep is just a dream until we figure out a solution.

Enter the possible solutions

Searching for this stuff really takes time, but I found a couple of good resources while I was looking that may help you out. The best is the 24/7 Home Security site. There is a great page on DIY security tips that had some good ideas, a couple of which I'll link to here for your convenience:

  • Door stop alarm - at least this wakes us up if somebody opens the front door with a bump key
  • Secondary dead bolt lock - this wraps around the dead bolt and keeps it from opening from picking or lock bumping. You can even make one if you have a sowing machine and some velcro.

A couple of other sites that had some decent ideas are here and this prepper site recommends upgrading the locks on your sliding doors.

Deadbolt Lock in Action

It's also easy to remove in case of a fire.
It's also easy to remove in case of a fire. | Source

Other advantages

Both of these solutions can also be taken with you when you travel. So, they are well worth the investment in my mind. Because you never know who has a key to a hotel room, and those bar and chain locks can be defeated too.

Thinking about getting one of these for your home?

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