Lock Snapping

The standard euro cylinder lock which secures the vast

majority of homes in the UK and Ireland have a major

weakness, this can allow a burglar to gain quick and quiet

access within 15 seconds

This weakness has been known by Locksmiths,

door manufacturers and the police for many years.

A prominent locksmith went public in the newspapers in

2006, as did a West Yorkshire Police Inspector in 2009, due

to the rising occurence of burglars using this technique

“Lock Snapping” has become the preferred method of

attack against many homes. Recent BBC and ITV reports

have highlighted significant increases in this method.

Police Crime statistics indicating it is used in

over 30% of burglaries in some areas

How is this Possible?

The euro cylinder was designed to make it easy to change

a lock in a multipoint door lock. Multipoint door locks

became the standard with the rise of the double glazing

market. Due to the design, a weak point exists at the fixing

point of normal euro cylinders

The principle of “Lock Snapping” is simple - apply enough

force to the cylinder and it will break at this weak point as

shown in the picture to the right.

Once broken the burglar has access to the internal

workings of the multipoint lock and within a

few seconds can open the door.

What is it all about?

Sacrificial cuts alone are not enough

What should you do?

Protection against lock snapping is possible.

However there are many products on the market that

whilst being sold as “anti snap” or “snap resistant” in reality

they offer very little or no resistance against attack

For example, many locks that only have sacrificial cuts still

break in the centre when force is applied

The Brisant cylinder range incorporates a unique steel bar

offering far greater resistance

Incorrect selection of product and / or poor fitting

can seriously compromise the security of your

door, many kitemarked locks offer no protection

against lock snapping

Steel cores offer real resistance against attack

We can advise on the best type of lock for

your individual situation and also advise you

if security devices are needed in other vulnerbale

areas such as patio doors, etc.

Most doors in the UK can be broken into in 15 SECONDS

The Lock Doctor on mobile

07815921558 We will be glad to help

Brisant Lock Range

are vulnerable

Lock Snapping

can be prevented !

UK Police forces are

aware and advising

preventative measures

Lock Snapping is

over 35% of burglaries

in some areas

Call Us Now

Before It’s too late!

G Beattie,
1 Jan 2014, 09:39