• What is lock snapping?

    21st June 2020
  • What is lock snapping?

    Lock snapping is the forcable breaking of a cylinder allowing the thief to turn the cam with a screwdriver to release the locking mechanism.

    Cylinder snapping https://cslocksmiths.com/burglary/
    The standard euro profile cylinder on your front door is essentially two cylinders together providing you with a keyway (keyhole) on both faces of the door. If you live in a flat then your cylinder might have a thumb turn on the inner face instead of a keyway. In the middle of the cylinder is a cam that turns when you insert and turn the key or the thumb turn and it is this cam that operates the locking mechanism. The cylinder barrel is cast in one piece and the metal below the cam is quite thin. This is the weak point. Having snapped the cylinder and removed it from the door the thief can turn the cam with a screwdriver to release the locking mechanism. https://thecrimepreventionwebsite.com/improving-the-security-of-your-existing-doors/737/cylinder-snapping-and-bumping/

    So How do Anti-Snap Door Cylinders Work?

    A typical cylinder lock can easily be broken if its body extends further than 5 mm beyond the leaf of your door. The benefit of installing an anti-snap door cylinder is that it actually provides a “false front” to your lock, which may be broken off during a break in attempt but leaves the main security mechanism intact – so that it can continue to do its job and keep your property secure.

    How Can I Benefit From an Anti-Snap Door Cylinder?

    The answer is clear – these protective mechanisms add a virtually impenetrable layer of protection to your door locks, tricking would-be burglars and home invaders into destroying a major means of forcing entry your home and thereby keeping you, your family and your valuables secure.

    This particular type of hardware is designed to be damaged, providing a kind of “sacrificial” extension to your lock that can be snapped off to prevent unwanted entry and creating a barrier that keeps the door firmly secured – though this does not mean that you’re trapped in your home or that the mechanism is rendered useless until you replace it; you are still absolutely able to lock and unlock your door as usual until the time comes that you are able to replace your anti-snap cylinder.

    LockShop Direct provides a wide range of anti-snap door cylinders that come in many different metals and finishes, including nickel, chrome and brass. We offer a variety of sizes and looks – each of which is extremely secure and boasts approximately 100,000 different and unique combinations, key registration features, high-security dimple cut blade keys, classic 12 telescopic pin tumbler systems, superb a kite mark certifications on the open profile critical area and a ten year warranty, meaning your security will be assured for many, many years to come. https://www.lockshopdirect.co.uk/blog/what-are-anti-snap-door-cylinders-and-how-can-i-benefit-from-one–54/

    cylinder snapping with handle SAWSTON

    There are many brands of anti snap cylinders available!

    Some anti snap locks are better than others but every anti snap poses a significant problem to want to be thieves. If there is one single recommendation regarding cylinders, it is beyond a shadow of a doubt antisnap! Do NOT take the risk, buy an antisnap TODAY!

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