This practice is probably one the oldest commonly used methods by burglars trying to break into properties. More worrying still is the fact that, there is next to no skill required, just the need of very simple tools. there is little noise and the process and it can be completed in as short a time frame as 15 seconds with a bit of practice.
What is lock Snapping?
Well, Snapping locks is very much as the name suggests, a burglar can snap your euro lock in half and within seconds, have access to your property. If you have a door with a multi-point locking system, you may be confident that your property is secure, but unfortunately this is not the case.
All the locking points within a door are accessed at the cylinder, the most crucial part of the lock. Once a burglar has snapped your lock, using perhaps a hammer or a screwdriver, they have access to the cylinder and can open the door.
Are You At Risk
You may think that if you have newer doors then you are not at risk of lock snapping, but this is not true. Euro cylinder locks are most commonly used on uPVC doors. Nearly all uPCV double glazed doors, aluminium doors and composite doors are fitted with this type of cylinder.
How To Prevent Lock Snapping
One of the best and easiest ways to prevent this practice is simply to replace the existing cylinder with an approved alterative that has built in protection to help prevent lock snapping.
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