Lock snapping is a very common method used by burglars to break into a property that has a euro cylinder lock.
Euro lock cylinders are found on almost all properties that have UPVC doors, although a significant number of composite & aluminium doors use them too.
It can take just 5-15 seconds to snap the euro cylinder lock and requires no specialist tools or knowledge. 25% of burglaries use the lock snapping method.
If the euro cylinder is not tested to either SS312 Diamond or TS007 it is at risk of snapping. The best way to prevent a burglary via lock snapping is to replace the euro cylinder with an anti snap version that is tested to standard SS312 Diamond.
Anti Snap Locks
Anti snap locks such as those produced by ABS and Brisant are tested to resist an snap attack and can be easily swapped into your door replacing the original snappable cylinder.
It is important that the cylinders are fitted correctly to ensure they are not prone to snapping as they are available in many different sizes so we would always advise a locksmith does this for you.
How to Tell you Have a Euro Cylinder Fitted
If you have a uPVC/composite or wooden door, the chances are you have a euro cylinder as your lock.
To ensure your lock is an anti snap, make sure it is a SS312 Diamond Approved Cylinder. SS312 Diamond is the highest level of approval for a euro cylinder lock.
If your lock has the 3-Star Kitemark Logo on it, this also indicates the lock is tested against snapping. The Kitemark logo can be found anywhere on the lock; it is usually found on either, the front or side of the euro cylinder.
If you need any advice about anti snap locks or would like us to provide a free security check of your property Contact Us today.
Door Lock Snapping
When it comes to door lock snapping, we can provide you with a range of anti snap lock services for your food lock. Whether it’s your front door lock cylinder or back door lock mechanism, we will help you no matter the type of lock that it is.
Locks can easily be snapped, it’s one of the most common ways to carry out burglary and theft, it’s been estimated that around 20% of burglaries occur from lock snapping. Lock snapping tends to happen when force is applied to the lock’s cylinder and it can happen on conservatory locks, uPVC locks, composite and french door locks, anything that uses a euro lock cylinder.
Anti Snap Lock Specialists in Leeds
Finding a local and reliable locksmith is essential for commercial property and home owners, whatever locksmith services that you require, Leeds Lock Doc can help. Having someone you can trust who will come to your property 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will be a great help should anything ever go wrong. Leeds Lock Doc is more than capable of being this reliable local locksmith service you need.
As specialists in lock snapping, we will ensure professional services, including when you need an emergency locksmith service. We are experts that have several years of experience and we are more than capable of providing you with friendly and expert service. Our team can deal with both domestic and commercial customers and as well as anti snap locks and lock snapping, we can assist with security upgrades, lock repairs, lock cylinders, patio doors and much more.
Anti Snap Locks
Anti snap locks come with higher security cylinders, these anti snap cylinders will reduce the risk of a lock snapping. These types of locks come with a security cylinder that will feature a anti-snap line, so if it is forced, then the cylinder will break at the anti snap line and not the centre of the cylinder. This means that the locking mechanism will stay intact and it will stop the intruder from breaking the lock.
Contact Leeds Lock Dock for Lock Snapping!
For lock snapping in Leeds, get in touch with Leeds Lock Doc today, we offer a range of lock snapping services across Leeds and the surrounding areas. We are home to a team who are highly skilled and have a strong reputation in the field and we will help you with snapped locks. So, if you require more information on our lock services and affordable solutions, give us a call today, we are always happy to provide you with a free quote and get to you as soon as possible.