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Built for Speed
Fort Wayne, IN
·Frontier Communi..

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reply to PrivacyExprt

Re: Your home deadbolt/locks are totally ineffective.

Weekday... typical empty suburban neighborhood... owner gone... woodframe house... vinyl siding... one portable Sawzall, a sharp blade, and they're in through a hole cut through a wall. No bump keys, picks, or slide-hammer pullers required... and the lock style or brand doesn't matter a bit, even window bars won't work, nor will the typical entry-point alarm systems. Show up in a white tradesman van, and anybody who still might drive by will think you're a repairman.

The truth is that if somebody wants to break into an unoccupied home, they can - and they do, daily. All the barriers and locks that are erected are merely discouragements to try to send "them" on down the road to lower-hanging fruit. But they don't always work against someone more determined. Just something to keep one's perspective in this very insecure world...
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!" -- P.Henry, 1775

Don't Waste Your Energy
Premium,ExMod 2003-05
·TekSavvy DSL

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said by Blackbird:

The truth is that if somebody wants to break into an unoccupied home, they can - and they do, daily.

I came to the same conclusion when shopping for new locks when we last moved. I could buy very good locks, but somebody could still get in by smashing a window. I settled for having the existing Schlage locks rekeyed with a custom 6-pin combination from a locksmith that would be difficult to bump. I took the cylinders to the locksmith and had it done for $11 per cylinder which was much cheaper than new locks.

Also every house I've bought had different keys for every door - which drives me crazy.