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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 16:15

Could You Be a Victim of Lock Bumping?

With about 3.7 million home invasions happening each year in the United States, it is possible that burglars could well gain access to your home. One of a variety of methods that has has recently gained popularity among thieves is lock bumping.  It is not well known, although many people have heard of it due to the increased media attention and how-to online videos It involves using a bump key, which is a specially-manipulated key used to pick a lock.

You might believe that your home is locked up tight, but an burglar using a bump key can find his way inside in no more than a few seconds.

To learn how an intruder would use a bump key to enter your home and how you can avoid becoming a victim of this sort of crime, read the entire article at Erie Insurance...>

Home Insurance Tip
Should a burglary occur at your home despite your best efforts, would your homeowners insurance cover your loss?  Be sure to have a complete inventory of your belongings in a safe place including such items as photos, descriptions, serial numbers, appraisal information.  Also, be sure to check with your insurance agent who can help you to assure that you have the proper coverage in the event of such an invasion.

The scope of your insurance coverage and options depend entirely upon the policy and the insurance company providing it.  This website is not intended to advise, offer or bind coverage.  You should always discuss your insurance issues with professionals such as a licensed and qualified insurance agent before making any decisions or choosing a course of action.  Ewing Hines 7 Associates is a full-service insurance agency offering auto insurance for your vehicle, home insurance for homeowners, renters and condo dwellers, business/commercial insurance and life insurance to all of Maryland (MD), Virginia (VA), Washington DC since 1960. Our experienced insurance agents at our office in Kensington, MD welcome your inquiries and are glad to discuss your coverage needs at any time.

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