Have you ever been locked out of your home?

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    That's what I was dealing with yesterday after spending a night out with friends.

    When I got home, the electronic lock started flashing red and wouldn’t open. Thats when I knew I was fucked. I also knew the key I needed to override the lock was locked inside the house.
    I finally found an unlocked window I could climb through.

    After searching the house for that key, I finally found it in the one place where it made sense.... the car. lol
     
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    As long as you have a physical key to override the electric lock, any criminal can open your door with a bump key. That makes your electric lock useless.
     
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    Had to break into my own Apartment one time; it was both the nexus of moronic behavior on my part (I had locked my house keys and car keys in my car), a hilarious attempt to finesse the window out of it’s pane which ended up with an even more comedic cut on my knee and hand, what I think is dutiful attention by my neighbors who called the police—who showed up something like 20 minutes after I committed B&E—way to go guys.

    I broke into the apartment, bled all over the place, took my spare keys to my car, got my keys, left a blood trail both ways….and was washing my wounds when the cops came into the house with pistols drawn. It was before the Internet so I still got all of my bills in the mail—thank goodness; how else would I independently be able to prove I lived there outside of my license—which really doesn’t convey that I am the primary resident come to think of it.

    All because I locked my keys in my car and it was cold enough to make me commit what I assume is a felony. LOL.
     
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    That damn thing kept me from getting inside.
     
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    You didn't have a bump key.
    Criminals come prepared.
     
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    Gotta buy the right lock.

    Get a lever tumbler lock, at least a five lever. My insurance company required it.
     
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    WTF is a bump key?

    I found the key today in the car. It was the first time I've ever needed it.
     
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    She changed the locks on my back door, now my key won’t fit no more
     
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    Sounds like you had a smart woman.
     
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    Well I don’t want to be mean or anything but if you leave windows unlocked who needs a key?
     
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