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Lock snapping is the latest method used by burglars as it is quick and easy and needs no special tools. This technique is commonly used by burglars in the Leeds area. If you have a UPVC door then the Euro cylinder (see picture on right) that locks the door has a weakness that allows it to be easily broken with freely available tools and little skill. The whole process takes  less than one minute and makes very little noise. Once this has been done the thief simply unlocks the door and opens it using the handle. It does not matter how many hooks, bolts etc. are on your lock once the thief snaps the lock they are useless. Police in West Yorkshire have released figures showing that  6 out of 7 burglaries were effected via 'lock snapping'. 


Standard euro cylinder
Snapped euro cylinder

This is what happens when a lock is snapped. As you can see the broken pieces can easily be removed from the door and the lock mechanism can then easily be unlocked using simple tools. You can prevent this happening to you by having us fit high security snap safe or anti snap locks to your UPVC or composite door.

The latest locks now provide a greater level of security than ever at a reasonable cost to the home owner. These locks are known snap safe locks or anti snap locks which means that if snapped they stay locked,  but you can still open the door using your  key. These locks are also resistant to picking, drilling, and bumping.  As locksmiths in Leeds and Castleford we recommend that you fit anti snap / snap safe / anti bump locks now to protect your family and your property.

Cisa anti snap cylinder
Avocet ABS anti snap cylinder

We cover all of Leeds and Castleford, so if you need anti snap or snap safe locks in Leeds then give us a call.

We also fit anti snap locks in Wakefield.

By Kevin Readman