Thieves are increasingly targeting the weak point in locks fitted to uPVC and composite doors. You will also find these same locks fitted to most new apartment flats and some wooden doors... 95% of burglaries that Danum Locksmiths attend in the Doncaster area are where locks have been snapped.
The lock itself is called a “euro cylinder” and is made mainly of brass. Brass is a soft metal that does not corrode, which is ideal for the properties required to produce a lock that will last for a long period with no maintenance.
But with very simple tools and a little knowledge, the euro cylinder can be “snapped” in half! When the outside half is then removed, access to the locking part of the multi-point lock can be achieved and the door unlocked.
Anti-snap locks are now available which are snap proof. This brilliant locks can not be snapped. The added bonus is these locks also have added protection. There are other ways that thieves use to bypass the locks. These methods have also been stopped with the fitting of these anti-snap locks. They can not be picked, bumped and also can not be drilled without a specific drill bit, available only to locksmiths.
No is the simple answer! Our snap-proof lock package is priced at £200. This includes 3 Ultion locks - one for your front door, one for the back and the third for either your patio or French doors. Removal of your existing locks and fitting of the Ultion locks is also included. If you don't need 3 locks, give us a call, we're happy to quote for just 1 single lock.
These two terms are totally different and though lock bumping is on the increase, it is not as great a threat as snapping… yet!
Lock bumping is a lock picking technique for opening a pin tumbler lock using a specially crafted bump key, rapping key or a 999 key. A bump key must correspond to the target lock in order to work correctly.
The lock bumping technique can make it easy and fast to break into homes without needing special equipment or leaving any sign of forced entry. It works almost as well as actually having a key. A set of 10 lock bumping keys can open 90% of common tumbler locks and almost all tumbler locks are vulnerable to lock bumping.