Euro cylinder locks are one of the most common types of locks on doors in the U.K. However, there’s a problem: burglars have learned how to bypass these locks using simple and common techniques like lock snapping. It doesn’t take a lot of skill to break the standard euro cylinder lock. That’s why you need anti-snap locks and secured-by-design handles.
How Euro Locks Make It Easy to Break into Your Home
Removing the handles and snapping the cylinder takes only seconds with most traditional euro locks. Burglars can enter homes or businesses in just seconds when they know how to exploit the weaknesses of your door hardware. This leaves you and your family vulnerable to having your property stolen or damaged, not to mention the danger of someone forcibly entering your home.
Anti-Snap Locks Are Better, But Still Have Weaknesses
With the rise of lock snapping, it has become more common to install anti-snap locks. These locks worked for a while, but thieves learned that they could easily use a blow torch to exploit the weaknesses of many anti-snap locks. To remain one step ahead, it became necessary to come up with an additional solution that would drastically slow down the process or prevent any burglar from trying to gain entry.
Secured-By-Design Door Handles Are the Perfect Pair with Anti-Snap Locks
To bypass the weaknesses of an anti-snap cylinder, it must be paired with high-security door handles for bet results. When high-quality door handles are installed in conjunction with anti-snap locks, the cylinder is completely covered by a solid anti-drill plate. This makes it difficult or impossible to snap the lock and remove the door handle to break into your home. It also includes secure, hardened bolts that will considerably slow down any forced attack.
While no door hardware can 100% prevent a break-in attempt, it can drastically slow down anyone who is trying to force entry and can often deter burglars who were hoping to gain entry in seconds by snapping the lock.
To Ensure Correct Installation, You Need a Professional Locksmith
Even the highest-quality door hardware only works as advertised if it is installed by a professional locksmith. Excellent locks can still snap if they are installed incorrectly by a homeowner. An experienced locksmith will install your door hardware to the highest standards and will also help you determine the best products for your needs to ensure that your home or office is as secure as possible.
Call a JS Locksmiths to Address Your Needs!
If you aren’t sure what type of lock is fitted on your home or if you need to replace an old, outdated euro cylinder lock with an anti-snap cylinder, call JS Locksmiths today and stay one step ahead of burglars! We are always working to respond to trends in crime to keep you, your family, and your business as safe as possible.
With over 20 years of locksmith experience, we are the ideal choice for your lock replacement needs. We will price match any other local locksmith quotation. Call 07789593034 today to speak direct with James.