A couple of months ago, I fitted an Ultion Diamond Rated TS007 Security Euro Cylinder for a customer in Milton Keynes who was looking to upgrade her home security. There had been a couple of break-ins in the village and my customer was concerned that her current level of security might not offer her an adequate level of protection. The criminals had been carrying out cylinder-snapping as a means of gaining entry to properties. This is a popular method for thieves but luckily there are steps you can take to protect your property and these are outlined in another of my blog posts – How to prevent cylinder snapping.
The cylinder I fitted foiled an attempted break-in at the property and my customer was of course, very pleased with her decision to upgrade her security but then sadly she had a fall within her home and the fire brigade had to make a welfare call and gain access to the property. Despite their best efforts, the cylinder proved just too tough for them and they had to move to another door and remove a panel in order to gain access.
Fortunately, my customer is now fully recovered and sent me some photos of the cylinder after the fire brigade had done their very best to open it. She just could not believe that not only did it beat the burglars but also beat the fire brigade too! It led me to pose the question – can a property ever be too secure? What do you think?
If you have any concerns regarding your home security or would like a FREE security survey to discuss the options available, please contact us at Errington Locksmiths in Milton Keynes.