Is your home at risk? Lock-picking dangers, ways to protect yourself

It's the kind of stuff you see in the movies -- a spy or crook picks a lock with ease and walks right into the house.

But could it really be that easy? We found out the answer is YES.

Our own Steve Irvin learned to do it with just a little research on the web, and experts tell us most homes in the Valley are vulnerable.

"Anybody with a few dollars and an internet connection can learn how to get into almost any lock out there," said ACME Locksmith owner Robert Vallelunga. “If your house is over five years old and you haven't done anything to protect yourself... you're at risk."

The good news is we've also found that there are several easy solutions that most of us never even think about.

See how the lock picking works and what you can do to protect yourself MONDAY on ABC15 News at 10 p.m.

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