Lock Snapping is where the lock cylinder is snapped in two by applying force.
Thieves have devised methods of snapping these types of cylinder locks in a matter of seconds and still able to operate the lock to open the door.
East Riding Locksmiths can reduce this, simply by upgrading the cylinder to one that is specifically designed to prevent this method of attack. Police recommend that all vulnerable doors using Euro-Profile cylinders be upgraded to incorporate ‘Break Secure’ cylinders.
Euro cylinders are mainly fitted to uPVC doors but some aluminium and wooden doors also use this type of lock.
Break secure, or anti-snap cylinders, are specifically designed to combat lock-snapping.
A cylinder has been designed that although it will snap, it will snap in a predetermined position leaving intact a portion of the cylinder that will still provide security and still require key operation to open, thus preventing the easy manipulating of the locking system.
The photo above is a break secure cylinder – the cylinder is designed to break at the points shown leaving the centre locking mechanism still intact and working.
East Riding Locksmiths can offer a full installation and upgrade service to meet your needs.
Replacement lock cylinders meet all parts of the exacting British Standard Kitemark accreditation scheme.