I am out of stock of the pins at the moment. Waiting for more. I've been field testing them with good success (none of my customers have been broken into yet
). The field test is more for durability. Just sent out 80 padlocks with these pins.
Arbus, it's illegal to deceive or lie to a customer in order to sell a product. And it's unprofessional. You know this. Padlocks can't be bumped anyway, unless they're being held in a vice or something - in the field they hang off a chain, you can't just "hammer" in the key while applying tension! Have you successfully bumped a padlock on a chain? I imagine it would be much harder than picking the lock or than shimming it.http://www.24hourlocksmith.com.au/lock_bumping.htm
"Burglars can cut a Master Bump Key to open 95% of locks in Australia."
Did you make that number up, or can you prove it? From my set of cabinet wafer masters plus the ones I have available at work, plus the padlock masters I own, plus a set of Auto-Jigglers would allow me to realistically open about 80-90% of all cabinet locks found in public buildings and on lockers. In fact the last time I was a "visitor" at a certain government facility I won't mention by name they made me lock my mobile in a locker that I had a master to on my keyring. I could have opened every locker, and stolen everyone's mobile phone. And it's a very common cabinet master that every man and his dog has on their keyring/dog-collar. But that's a wafer lock that can't be "bumped".
And hell with two screwdrivers I can pull a lock straight off a brownbuilt filing cabinet in less than two seconds - causing minimum damage, I could steal whatever I wanted and put the lock back on leaving almost no evidence of tampering. And most padlocks can be shimmed - you know that - not to mention that masters do exist and "anyone with a masterkeyed lock can create a master".
Stop insulting your customers by claiming to offer them a "high security lock" when all you've done is changed one pin; and you do it as a "field test". Would you like it if your doctor gave you a "miracle" drug and failed to mention he was just testing its effectiveness?
"To Guarantee your security your locks should have these basic features"
Then by the end of the page it's assumed your "high security locks" include all three of those "basic" features - including key control and pick resistance, right? But it sounds to me like the ONLY thing you're offering is some level of bump resistance, correct?
"While we admit no lock (either Mechanical or Electronic) can truly be called â€œPick Proofâ€."
Bilock is pick proof
. And their master-keying system does not allow anyone to create the master key from a blank and a file. You know this.
"We are the only Locksmith in Australia with High Security (Patented) Bump Proof* Locks. The advantage of these locks is that often only the Centre Barrel and tumblers have to be changed."
You can't claim that you offer a unique feature if it isn't true. Bilock is high security, patented, bump proof, pick proof and key duplication is restricted because the "blanks" are patented protecting them from being manufactured by Silca.
"There are other locks on the market that increase pick resistance and that are bump proof. The biggest advantage of our High Security Pins is cost saving. There is no need to purchase more expensive high security locks. In fact It costs just $3.00 extra per lock cylinder when you have your locks rekeyed."
They increase bump resistance, but not pick resistance - again you fail to mention this. You have mentioned the feature as a basic security requirement, and your customers are going to assume that this is a feature of your locks.
As for security keys - if the criminal can't get the blanks how's he meant to make a bump key? If restricted keys can't be cut then not just anyone has the blanks - otherwise they could just copy the key instead of bumping it.
In any case, even if they can't bump it they could still impression the key in around 15 minutes. That's not high security. And you have NO evidence of whether bumping is responsible for 2% of break-ins or 70% of break-ins. You cannot claim to offer a high security solution if it's not going to reduce the chance of a break in significantly.