You may well have heard of “cylinder snapping” or “lock snapping“ or even the term “lock bumping”. Lock snapping is a very common method used by burglars to break into a property that has a euro cylinder.
Euro lock cylinders are found on almost all properties that have UPVC doors, although a significant number of composite & aluminium doors use them too, and they’re often used in commercial as well as domestic environments.
How an Anti Snap Lock can prevent a Burglary!
From the below image you can see how fitting by an anti-snap lock to these UPVC doors a burglary attempt has been stopped.
What lock above is used to stop the snapping?
The lock on the door protecting it from snapping is a 3* Break-secure euro cylinder lock.
If your lock has the 3-Star Kitemark Logo on it, this indicates the lock is tested against snapping.
How should the lock cylinder be correctly fitted?
Is vital the euro cylinder on your lock is installed correctly, below images show what the correct and incorrect ways a lock should be fitted.
Incorrectly Fitted Euro Lock Cylinder:
The pictures below show what incorrectly fitted cylinders look like
Correctly Fitted Euro Lock Cylinder
Ideally should be completely flush with no external overhang.
The correct size of the cylinder it vital.
What 3* Break Secure Anti-Snap Locks Do we sell?
Mul-T-Lock Intergrator XP
Evva EPS 3* Break Secure
Asec Kite Elite 3*
The above article can be found in its original format here, from the MLA.