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WHAT’S LOCK SNAPPING

Lock snapping is a method of entry employed to enter a property where a euro cylinder or alike has been installed, nearly all upvc double glazed doors , aluminium doors and composite doors are fitted with this type of cylinder. Although the doors and locking mechanisms themselves offer a high level of security they are all compromised if the cylinder that operates the lock can be snapped, this leaves the lock mechanism exposed, which can then be easily manipulated and opened very quickly.

Know the threats

Christopher Whyte, CEW Locks  03 February 2018 Standard euro cylinders - like an open door to a thief. There are many techniques that can be used to compromise the standard euro cylinder locks that are fitted to most uPVC and composite doors. Lock manufacturers...

Good Habits

Christopher Whyte,CEW Locks  02   February 2018 Reducing crime isn't rocket science, just take precautions. Ensuring that valuable items are not left in view, close to windows and doors, can reduce the likelihood of a break-in. Another step, which is surprisingly...

Protect your home

Christopher Whyte,  CEW Locks 02 February 2018 Fitting New Doors and Windows Consider the following if you are planning to fit new doors or windows: When replacing a door it is better to buy a new "door set", the complete assembled frame and door, certified to British...

How to Upgrade

Christopher Whyte, CEW Locks           Know what you've got. Get what you need. The importance of secure external doors can not be ignored. Should you suspect that any of your existing cylinders are vulnerable to attack, or fall short of insurance policy requirements...

What to Upgrade to

Christopher Whyte, CEW Locks  02 February 2018 Upgrading is easy - when you know how. There is nothing too tricky about upgrading to a high security, insurance approved euro cylinder like the UAP+ Zero Lift Anti-Snap, or Yale Anti-Bump locks. Whatsmore, no special...

Why Upgrade

Christopher Whyte, CEW Locks  30 January 2018 Protect your property. Gain peace of mind. Most uPVC and composite doors are fitted with a cylinder lock, commonly known as a Europrofile or euro cylinder. Each euro cylinder has a section cut out to provide space for a...

LOCK-SNAPPING BURGLARS STEAL THREE CARS IN ONE NIGHT

Christopher Whyte, CEW Locks  28 Jan 2018 CCTV images of a man have been released after three cars were stolen in one night. Burglars broke into three homes between the hours of 11pm on Wednesday, September 13, and 7am the following morning, whilst trying to get into...

LOCK-SNAPPING BURGLARS AT IT AGAIN AS BMW IS STOLEN IN HOUSE RAID

Christopher Whyte, CEW Locks  22 March 2016 A lock-snapping burglar has struck again driving off in a BMW after swiping keys and cash from a home. A house in Castlehill Road, Belfast, was broken into some time between 12.15am and 6.45am today. The culprit snapped off...

RISE IN ‘LOCK SNAPPING’ BURGLARIES IN BELFAST

Christopher Whyte, CEW Locks, Belfast  22 March 2016 A quarter of all burglaries in Belfast are being committed by criminals using a technique called “lock snapping”, police have revealed. Since 2009, there has been a rise in the technique, which involves applying...

BELFAST RESIDENTS URGED TO CONSIDER ANTI-SNAP LOCKS TO PREVENT BURGLARY

Musgrave Street CID has warned of a trend in burglars breaking their way into homes by snapping off the door handle. DC Calvin Fletcher urged residents to consider changing their locks to ‘sacrificial locks’ that only allow the outer part to be broken off while...

My name is Christopher Whyte and I am a fully certified locksmith and home security adviser specializing in the vulnerabilities of upvc door. A upvc door lock can be snapped, picked, bumped or drilled.

Christopher Whyte

Christopher Whyte

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Do You Have Any Questions?

You mightn’t think that there is a lot that you need to know about locks. There are, however, numerous things that you need to consider, from what locks to install to what you should do about the locks of a new home. Read this and make yourself a little wiser on some of the key questions about locks.

If I get locked out, is it safe for me to try and pick the lock?

If you’re reading this, it would be safe to presume that you haven’t had lock-picking experience. You could, therefore, find yourself damaging the locking mechanism.

We’ve also seen damage caused in other ways. The photo below is from where a locksmith came to a job to find that the home owner’s neighbour had tried to remove a door from its hinges in order to provide access.

What should I do about my new home‘s locks?

You should replace them. When you move into a property, you don’t know how many keys might still be in circulation. It also gives you an opportunity to upgrade them if necessary, which is an important reason in and of itself.

What’s lock snapping?

Lock snapping is a well-known practice by burglars, which affects some people who have UPVC Doors with euro cylinder locks. Burglars break the handle of the door and proceed to break the protruding cylinder, allowing them access to the locking mechanism.

However, it’s possible to defend yourself against lock snapping. To this end, a 3* TS007 lock is what you should have in your UPVC door.

A 3*  TS007 should stop burglars in their attempts to snap your lock and, as such, they are known as anti-snap cylinders. There is a purposefully snappable section which, upon snapping, leaves less to grip of the main body.  Combined with built in grip defenders and an inner steel bar, there is a real challenge for would-be burglars.

If I get locked out, is it safe for me to try and pick the lock?

If you’re reading this, it would be safe to presume that you haven’t had lock-picking experience. You could, therefore, find yourself damaging the locking mechanism.

We’ve also seen damage caused in other ways. The photo below is from where a locksmith came to a job to find that the home owner’s neighbour had tried to remove a door from its hinges in order to provide access.

 

 “Inice friendly guy called me to let me know what time he’d be with me. Worked solidly for 2 hours in the dark and snow. Did an excellent job."

Amanda Jones

“Quick and very efficient service. The locksmith Christopher who came out to me was very professional and sorted out the problem which was not very straightforward very efficiently. I would recommend them ..”

Stephen Sterling

“Booking the appointment was very easy & the call-back to let us know the time of the visit was most useful. A very friendly and knowledgeable gentleman completed the job in a very timely and professional manner.

Catherine Jones

 “'Excellent customer service. Arrived at the allotted time, fixed the problem without wasting unnecessary time. Polite, friendly and efficient. Thank you'”

Peter Rooney

“'Efficient, friendly operative and from the onset, central control kept me very informed re timings etc. Will def use again.'..”

William Bradford

“The people on the phone were brilliant, so was the young man that came out to do the necessary repairs. Thank you very much. You provide an excellent service.'.

Georgina Thompson

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LOCK-SNAPPING BURGLARS STEAL THREE CARS IN ONE NIGHT

Christopher Whyte, CEW Locks  28 Jan 2018 CCTV images of a man have been released after three cars were stolen in one night. Burglars broke into three homes between the hours of 11pm on Wednesday, September 13, and 7am the following morning, whilst trying to get into...

LOCK-SNAPPING BURGLARS AT IT AGAIN AS BMW IS STOLEN IN HOUSE RAID

Christopher Whyte, CEW Locks  22 March 2016 A lock-snapping burglar has struck again driving off in a BMW after swiping keys and cash from a home. A house in Castlehill Road, Belfast, was broken into some time between 12.15am and 6.45am today. The culprit snapped off...

RISE IN ‘LOCK SNAPPING’ BURGLARIES IN BELFAST

Christopher Whyte, CEW Locks, Belfast  22 March 2016 A quarter of all burglaries in Belfast are being committed by criminals using a technique called “lock snapping”, police have revealed. Since 2009, there has been a rise in the technique, which involves applying...

BELFAST RESIDENTS URGED TO CONSIDER ANTI-SNAP LOCKS TO PREVENT BURGLARY

Musgrave Street CID has warned of a trend in burglars breaking their way into homes by snapping off the door handle. DC Calvin Fletcher urged residents to consider changing their locks to ‘sacrificial locks’ that only allow the outer part to be broken off while...

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