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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Thieves are using tools of the trade to make it easier to break into your home. Bump keys, In the hands of someone who knows what they're doing, can open just about any lock.

There are steps you can take to protect yourself. The idea is to spring the lock. While alarms help, there are now magnetic locks you can put on your door that require a code known only by you to be unlocked.

Jay Carpenter with ADT said, "With the economy getting slow and crime rates going up and things of that nature, people need to do more things to protect themselves. Not only to protect themselves while they're home, but to protect their property and their valuables when they're not home."

Even folks who don't have landline telephones can also get monitored alarm systems installed with wireless service. Businesses are encouraged to use wireless systems so thieves can't cut the lines.

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