What is cylinder lock snapping? It's a method of attack which can be used by burglars to break into properties which have a euro cylinder type lock which is often found on UPVC, composite and aluminium doors both in domestic and commercial applications.
The method involves breaking of the cylinder to manipulate the lock mechanism. Whilst the lock/door bolt itself may have many locking points it is the euro cylinder which operates the lock and is therefore a very important part of the security of the door.
Whilst lock snapping has been identified as a real problem in many parts of the country there is something that can be done to prevent it happening. The ABS (Avocet Break Secure) euro cylinder lock is the highest accredited lock on the market - And the only lock with our proven patented cam capture system; which effectively provides a barrier into the lock mechanism when forcefully attacked.
With the BSI (British Standards Institutes) TS007 3 star kitemark and the Master Locksmith Associations Sold Secure Diamond grade. The ABS lock is also a Secured by Design "Police Preferred" rated product - and has been used in police and city council target hardening projects to effectively combat against lock snapping forced entry burglaries!