Locks fitted to uPVC and composite doors are most vulnerable to lock snapping. The lock inside is known as a Euro cylinder, and is mainly made of brass. This is a soft metal that tends to be used because it doesn't corrode, meaning it will last a long time with very little maintenance.
However, with some simple tools and a little knowledge, it is possible to snap the cylinder in half. Once the exterior is removed, it's possible to gain access to the locking part of the multi-point lock, making it easy for the door to be opened.
The good news is that it is possible to fit anti-snap locks, which are designed so this weakness cannot be exploited. They are also cost effective. KeyEdge Locksmiths offers a snap-proof lock package priced at £200, which includes three Ultion locks:
For this price, we will also remove all your existing locks and fitting the new Ultion locks. If you want a price for just one lock replacement, give us a call on Barnsley 01226 920154 and we'd be happy to give you a price.
Ultion locks are designed to protect against even the most sophisticated of methods used by thieves to enter your home. They have been proved to guard against lock snapping, lock drilling, lock bumping and lock picking.
Not only this, they have been designed and approved by experts, so you know they are always going to be up to the job. They've also been approved by the Police 'Secured by Design' scheme. This acknowledges products that help to prevent crime by coupling design with physical security.
Lock bumping is a technique that involves opening a pin tumbler lock using a specially crafted bump key, 999 or rapping key. This makes it easy to break into homes without the need for any special equipment, and in many cases, doesn't leave any sign of forced entry.
Although this isn't yet as big a problem as lock snapping in South Yorkshire, it is on the rise. For more information on how to make your property more secure, make sure you get in touch with KeyEdge Locksmiths on 01226 920154 today.