How easy is it to snap a euro lock?
The most common door lock is the euro cylinder. Unfortunately, it has never been easier to break into a property with a standard euro cylinder lock. By simply purchasing basic hand tools from any DIY store a euro lock cylinder can be snapped in just 5-10 seconds.
How do thieves snap locks?
Lock snapping is a burglary technique which involves snapping a particular type of lock cylinder in two by applying the right amount of force and removing the outside part to expose the locking mechanism.
How do I know if my lock is anti snap?
The only way to know if your lock is anti-snap is to take your lock out of your door and look for the anti-snap lines. If you are still unsure, it’s always best to ask a professional locksmith for assistance in checking your locks as your security is extremely important.
Can you break into anti snap locks?
Even though lock snapping is one of the most common methods used by burglars to break into houses, now it’s easier than ever to keep your home and family safe. Our locksmiths can repair or replace broken, old or failing locks including anti-snap locks, mortice locks, Euro Cylinders, combination locks and more.
How can you tell if your lock is anti snap?
Can burglars break anti snap locks?
How good are anti snap locks?
I recommend as a minimum the Yale Superior cylinder, they are a good quality lock with some interesting features – They are difficult to pick, difficult to drill and very difficult for burglars to snap – combined with good quality handles and fitted correctly they are a burglars worst nightmare.
How do you remove a lock if you lost the key?
How to Open a Locked Door When I Lost the Key
- Place the short end of the tension wrench into the lock as far as it will go.
- Stick your pick into the lock while keeping your tension wrench turned in the same direction.
- Rake the pick up and down and back and forth.