Cylinder snapping is a popular method for burglars because it is easy, quick and relatively quiet. Frustratingly, the tools required to snap a cylinder are also widely available online. It can be used on any property (commercial or domestic) where there is a Euro cylinder in the door. Our website has lots of information regarding the different types of lock available for commercial and domestic doors should you require any further information. If the Euro cylinder is protruding from the door then burglars can simply snap the cylinder and gain access to the lock. It can then take seconds to manipulate the lock until the door opens. Usually, the more of the cylinder that is accessible to the burglar, then the easier it is to snap.
Fortunately, there is a solution to the horrible trend of cylinder snapping. Fitting an anti-snap cylinder to your existing door will prevent a would-be thief from using this method. It is important that an anti-snap lock is fitted correctly, ideally by a professional locksmith. It should be flush with the handle so that the cylinder itself is inaccessible to tools designed to snap it and meet existing British Standards regulations.
Errington Locksmiths in Milton Keynes offer a FREE SITE SURVEY and would be happy to advise you as to whether or not your existing locks are vulnerable to this type of attack.