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Lock snapping involves the snapping of the cylinder in two,by applying force, and removing the outside part of the cylinder to expose the locking mechanism, allowing the door to be easily unlocked and opened from the outside.

Thieves use tools like hammers ,mole grips and screwdrivers to snap the locks and can gain access in under a minute. This technique does not require experience or skill, just brute force.40% of burglaries in England and Wales involve the forcing of a Door.

The locks most at risk of this type of attack are fitted with a euro profile cylinder. Euro profile locks are found in the majority of PVCu Doors installed in the last 30 years and operate the multipoint lock.

To combat this threat we recommend Anti snap cylinders by Yale or ABS which we stock.