What is lock snapping?
You may well have heard of cylinder snapping or lock snapping. Lock snapping is a very popular method used by burglars to break into property that is secured by a euro cylinder. Euro cylinders are used in almost all types of UPVC locking mechanisms. They can also be used in wooden and metal doors.
Lock snapping involves snapping the lock cylinder in two, by applying force, which will expose the mechanism used to lock the door allowing the burglar to unlock the door and gain entry into your premises.
Thieves use tools like hammers and screwdrivers to snap the locks the worrying thing is this can be achieved in under 20 seconds, and is not a technique that involves a lot of skill or practice.
To prevent burglars, thieves etc, performing this on your property you can upgrade your euro cylinders to a TS007 3 star standard. These cylinders are designed to break at a certain point thus preventing exposure to the mechanism of the door, which will prevent burglars from unlocking the door and gaining access to your property.
There are a lot of locksmiths, handymen etc who will tell you that your cylinders are anti snap, anti bump, anti pick. Do not take this at face value. There are various models of cylinders that mean these requirements, some of these models can be seen below.