The threat from lock snapping has unfortunately been in our area for quite some time. It started off in Yorkshire but has now spread across the UK due to media attention, and the number of high value cars being stolen to order by thieves. Long gone are the days when a thief would break into a car hot wire it and just make off with your pride and joy. Nowadays due to much better car security thieves find it much more difficult to steal cars without the keys. They have to break-in to a property to steal the car keys.
It also doesn’t help when there are videos on the Internet and You tube showing the easiest ways to snap a standard euro lock. Most homes with UPVC or composite doors over 2 years old will likely have standard euro locks that could be snapped.
So how do we prevent lock snapping?
Well there are a number of things you can do to keep your property safe from the threat of lock snapping and here is a list to assist you doing the.
1. Upgrade your existing locks to Anti-Snap Euro Cylinders. If you are unsure if you already have anti snap locks then give us a call and we can usually tell you over the phone once you answer a couple of simple questions. We can also attend your property to assess your door locks and see if you indeed need to upgrade to anti snap locks.
2. Make sure you have good solid door handles and not cheap aluminium handles that could be ripped off using some basic tools.
How do Anti Snap Euro Locks work?
Each side of the cylinder has a machined cut as part of the lock. In the event of thieves trying to snap the lock, the lock remains intact with the thief unable to open your door.
Insurance companies and Police are now recommending these locks to homeowners as the threat from Lock Snapping becomes more widespread.
Access Locks supply and fit Anti-Snap Locks as standard when a customer requires a Lock Change.
For further information about Anti-Snap Euro Locks please give us a call.