Cylinder lock snapping epidemic is sweeping the UK
Euro cylinder lock snapping remains the largest problem to home security. The most common lock fitted to UK homes the “euro cylinder” lock has an inherent weakness allowing thieves to break in with little effort.
The photo shows the weakness allowing the lock to be snapped. The newer style cylinders have been designed to protect against lock snapping.
LockSolid locksmiths only fit anti-snap cylinders BUT in recent test carried out by ourselves some of the budget anti snap cylinders have failed expectations.
ONLY British Standard kitemarked cylinders secure your home and ideally be fitted with British Standard handles.
ALL new door installations will be fitted with cylinder locks designed to protect against snapping. Ideally with security handles to match.
Cylinder lock snapping has been a major problem in large cities for some time. More burglaries in Norwich using the lock snapping technique are leading to lock and handle upgrades.
Standard euro cylinder locks are commonly found on uPVC type doors with weak alloy handles these are the types of doors thieves are targeting.
Will my home Insurance cover me for cylinder lock snapping?
It’s worth contacting your insurance company regarding the types of lock you have fitted. Often a British Standard lock is required to secure your home. A simple upgrade to your old uPVC door will bring it up to current standards.
Cost wise a British Standard kitemarked lock and security handle set can be supplied and fitted for around a hundred pounds per door. Although even higher security locks may cost more.
Our recommended lock is the Brisant Secure ULTION euro cylinder lock which will be featured in our next blog.
Will upgrading my door locks really protect my home?
The simple answer is YES. Last year I attended a burglary of a retired policeman in Norwich. The thieves had climbed over the fence into the back garden snapped the back door locks and gained entry.
Security handles and upgraded cylinders were fitted to ALL external doors and some additional window locks to down stairs windows.
After the locks were upgraded I commented they won’t be snapping your locks again, he replied “No they will just go and look for an easier house to break into it just pushes the problem somewhere else”
This I am sorry to say is very true these scumbags will always look for an easy target it really is that simple.
Cylinder lock snapping makes your home an easy target
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