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The magnet keeps the device to the deadbolt cover.

Alternatively, you can spend $20 or so on a commercial strap or device, or upgrade your lock to one that is bumping-proof.

Examples:
https://www.amazon.com/Flip-Guard-FG-1000-SN/dp/B00M2KR1WG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=unitedlocks20-20&linkId=a3c89df622dac2cc207611e6bf7dfcd6

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I'm so NOT criminal. I'd never heard of this bumping before.

Thanks for the heads up. Looks like a quick fix.
 

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Never heard of it! Good info.
 

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Good idea to secure you locks but with over 30 years in law enforcement I can tell you that if a criminal wants to get in they are not worried about the locks. Locks only keep honest people honest. A "cheap" lock that can be bumped or picked also can easily be busted open with a pry bar or a sledge hammer or even a big foot or stout shoulder. Also someone who is practiced with lock picks can open most home door locks in about 20 seconds. I did it many times (legally). There are locks that are virtually un-pickable or bump-able but they are expensive. The new combination type locks are also good but their bypass key may still be a weak point. Alarms and cameras are a big help. Of course in many areas the police/Sheriffs do not respond to home alarms partially due to the high number of false alarms.
Windows are more often the entry point because they are more often left unlocked/open or they are just not very secure to begin with.

FYI: Most home break-ins occur during the day and a very high percentage of those are done by people 15 to 25 years old. If you have teenagers in you home you are a much more likely target for a burglary or theft….usually from one of their friends or associates.
 

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unique idea Chuck.

Thanks for the tips, but no one ever breaks into homes in Oregon LOL
 

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Good idea to secure you locks but with over 30 years in law enforcement I can tell you that if a criminal wants to get in they are not worried about the locks. Locks only keep honest people honest. A "cheap" lock that can be bumped or picked also can easily be busted open with a pry bar or a sledge hammer or even a big foot or stout shoulder. Also someone who is practiced with lock picks can open most home door locks in about 20 seconds. I did it many times (legally). There are locks that are virtually un-pickable or bump-able but they are expensive. The new combination type locks are also good but their bypass key may still be a weak point. Alarms and cameras are a big help. Of course in many areas the police/Sheriffs do not respond to home alarms partially due to the high number of false alarms.
Windows are more often the entry point because they are more often left unlocked/open or they are just not very secure to begin with.

FYI: Most home break-ins occur during the day and a very high percentage of those are done by people 15 to 25 years old. If you have teenagers in you home you are a much more likely target for a burglary or theft….usually from one of their friends or associates.

- LesB
That's who robbed our house years ago; kids who ate at my table.
Only all the rest of the kids who ate at my table blew them in when they found out about it.
 

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Thanks for all the comments.

Indeed the lock is only part of the security formula for a door, as the door itself, frame, and even screws matter. Every little thing helps, but this project was a good use of scrap lying around.

Among other things, I replaced all the screws (with 2-1/2" ones for locks and hinges) when I beefed up the door for my daughter's place, and also installed something like these:
https://www.amazon.com/Security-Childproof-Reinforcement-Withstand-Swinging/dp/B07DR9CMGZ

https://www.amazon.com/Prime-Line-Products-9551-Reinforcer-Stainless/dp/B000OFTIL8/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2I42DHDEN156A&keywords=door+reinforcement+plate&qid=1552679117&s=gateway&sprefix=door+reinfo%2Caps%2C276&sr=8-3

The lock itself is already bump-proof there.
 

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I d never heard of this bumping before.
- therealSteveN
Any bum can buy a bump key on ebay and have the typical Home Depot lock set open in about 10 seconds.

If you're at all concerned about your environment, I'd recommend getting commercial duty locks that can't be bumped.
 

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Jim,

I had one of those (Hickory Hardware), but as one Amazon user (in the link you provided) commented, it could be banged out of shape and almost flat if you force on the door, allowing the entry door to open. The product description labels it as a privacy lock for interior doors. The open hinge slot is also a weak point.

Chuck
 

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I don't have that particular swing lock on my door but I believe it might be possible to bend it back but I think it would make much more noise than just someone using a bump key. all said and done if you really want to keep people out you need a couple of these puppies LOL

 

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unique idea Chuck.

Thanks for the tips, but no one ever breaks into homes in Oregon LOL

- a1Jim
Unless you growing and selling pot or other drugs. LOL
 
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