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Anti Snap Locks Offer Extra Security

The majority of burglaries take place through a door at the rear of a property, or occasionally the front door, and a common method of entry is to snap the lock. Installing an anti-snap lock will prevent this. 

Although the multi-point locking points on your UPVC or composite doors are important security features, it’s important to realise they are all operated by the euro cylinder.  

Lock snapping poses a risk to euro cylinders: the cylinder is the weakest point, and if an inferior cylinder is compromised all the other locking points are rendered useless.  

Over the years we have seen cylinders successfully attacked by burglars in many ways, including bumping, drilling and picking. The most common form of attack and the easiest for the burglar is cylinder snapping. 


What is Cylinder Snapping? 

It’s something you may have already seen in the national news. Cylinder snapping is a method which allows burglars to enter your home in a matter of seconds by applying force to the cylinder to break it, and then tampering with the locking mechanism, which is now revealed.  

It doesn’t require any specialist skills or tools, and can leave your door at risk. 

Protect Yourself Against Lock Snapping 

The solution to preventing a cylinder attack is to install a high security cylinder. Even if the front part of the lock is broken off, the door will remain secure as the middle section of an anti-snap lock act as a barrier to any tampering with the lock mechanism itself. 

The highest grade of cylinder on the market are those awarded with the British Standards Institute kite mark, BSI 3 star – TS007. This is a renowned standard for safety and quality products. 

Grays Locksmiths are a stockist and service centre for Federal Ironguard series cylinders.  

These cylinders are of the highest quality and meet the standards required to prevent the lock snapping. These anti snap cylinders are Sold Secure Diamond Grade, meaning they’ve reached the highest level of approval for lock cylinders from Sold Secure, a product test house owned by the Master Locksmiths Association.

Other features of the Federal Ironguard Series include: 

  • UCF 5-double pin system with magnetic pin  
  • Patented anti-snap molybdenum IronGaurd connector  
  • Keyed alike/Master-keyed  
  • Over 100,000 key combinations  
  • Patented trap pin design  
  • Snap secure  
  • Anti-bump  
  • Anti-pick  
  • Anti-drill 
  • Sacrificial cuts 

Anti-snap locks improve the security of your doors and give you peace of mind that this popular method of entry used by burglars won’t be effective on your home. Call us today to arrange for installation.  

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To find out more about how you can benefit from anti snap locks, contact us or call our head office on 0115 942 2315.