As part of their National Home Security Month initiative YALE have published a series of tips on how best to protect your property. One common vulnerability are Eurocylinder locks, which are fitted to most UPVC doors. Here is what YALE have to say:
What is lock snapping?
"Lock snapping involves snapping the lock cylinder in two, by applying force, and removing the outside part to expose the lock mechanism. Doing so provides access to the mechanism, allowing the door to be unlocked.
Thieves use tools like hammers and screwdrivers to snap the locks and, worryingly, it can take just seconds to gain access. This technique does not require experience or skill, merely brute force.
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 and composite doors installed in the last 15 years and operate in combination with a multipoint lock".
Attributed Source: YALE #NHSM
NP Security Solutions fit Anti Bump, Anti Drill, Anti Snap and Anti Pick Eurocylinders where this level of security is required/requested. We recommend these for front and back doors especially. As always we are more than happy to advise you of your options. Call 01502 377017 for advice.