Lock Snapping

What is lock snapping

It is a method of entry used by many burglars, quick and not as noisy as breaking glass, they destroy the lock cylinder and often the handles too.

It is on the increase, the burglars are after one thing, car keys.

First thing the house owner knows is he wakes up to find an open door and his car ...or cars gone.

Not only have they taken the car keys but the keys to your home too, meaning that you need to change more locks.

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How to beat the Lock Snappers

Anti-Snap Euro Profile Lock Cylinders

On all doors with Multi Point Locks I fit "Anti Snap" Euro Profile Cylinders certified to BS EN1303 wherever possible.

These locks have a sacrificial cut so if the lock is subject to attack it will fail in a way as to fail secure.

Normally these locks are 6 pin, anti-bump, anti-pick, anti-drill.

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TS007 3 Star rating

Is the latest standard for lock cylinders for Multi Point Locks.

The standard combines other standards including PAS24, BS EN1303 and SBD (Secured by Design. The official UK Police flagship initiative combining the principles of 'designing out crime' with physical security.)

The TS007 3* standard can be meet by fitting a 3* Cylinder or a 1* Cylinder and 2* handles
 

  

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High Security Handles

I recommend fitting reinforced handles as the best way to defeat lock snapping as it is virtually impossible to get at the lock cylinder from outside.

There are high security handles on the market but only available in the two most popular sizes at present.

The ones I chose to fit:

  • Have a anti-grip chamfered backplate shoulders to prevent attack with grips.

  • Have a steel reinforcement built in and held together with hardened steel screws providing far more strength than normal handles.

  • Have a rotating disk to prevent drilling of the cylinder and plug pulling.

  • Integrated cylinder guard to protect it from attack - removing the need for an anti-snap cylinder.

  • Have a "Secure By Design" logo etched onto the back plate as a visual deterrent. 

We can supply and fit TS007 2 Star handles in white, polished chrome and polished gold to fit most uPVC doors. 

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