Cylinder lock snapping has become the preferred method of entry for burglars warns Norwich locksmiths LockSolid.
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Cylinder lock snapping – due to the inherent weakness in the standard euro profile cylinder locks combined with poor quality handles means that these locks are an easy target for burglars.
Taking into consideration that the majority of domestic properties now have these types of locks fitted it would be fair to say this is a major problem.
The industry has responded by upgrading the cylinders and handles on newly fitted doors but there are litrally hundreds of thousands of homes with the older sub standard locks.
The picture shows the weak point in the cylinder. Allowing the lock to be broken, and removed allowing entry to your property in minutes.
Improved higher security cylinders have been designed to prevent this type of attack which eliminates the weakness.
With so much publicity within the industry regarding lock snapping it’s hard to believe that DIY centres still stock and sell the weak cylinders.
Customers then fit them not knowing of the weakness.
This really is unacceptable and is just adding to the problem.
Locksmiths in Norwich are still fitting standard euro cylinders !
Unbelievable as it sounds, professional locksmiths are still fitting sub-standard cylinders well aware of the weakness and knowing the anti-snap cylinder’s are available.
As well as upgrading your cylinder lock another popular upgrade is a security handle. Which combined with a good quality cylinder offers a good standard of security to your home.
Handles are available in many colours and designs and combine style and security to your door and can be matched to existing hardware.
By fitting anti snap cylinders and security handles you have upgraded your door to the same standards you would find on a newly fitted door.
The typical cost of a lock and handle upgrade is £95.00 per door.