In 2007 the prolific burglary method of lock snapping was born in the West Yorkshire area.
This method of entry targeted euro lock cylinders as show cased in the video above and quickly spread throughout the country becoming the favoured method of entry for the burglar.
As Ex-Police officers, SheffLOCK know first-hand how difficult it is from a police prospective to apprehend those responsible as the method is quick, quiet and leaves very little if any opportunities for forensics to be obtained.
If a criminal is not seen, heard or leaves any forensic opportunities it makes the task of apprehending the persons responsible extremely difficult hence when a burglar uses this tactic a large amount of lock snapping type burglaries occur in a short period of time.
Following on from this in 2014, Brisant Secure released the TS007 3 star diamond (Sold Secure) accredited Ultion euro lock cylinder.
The accreditation is regarding having passed the Police and Insurance approved testing’s against all recognised attack methods including drilling, bumping, picking and snapping.
We strongly advise you check you current locks here via our quick lock assessment guide.
The Ultion lock comes with a manufacturer’s £1000 guarantee that it cannot be snapped and entry gained as a consequence.
The Ultion lock is fast becoming the number one choice for all door companies and is the staple for many householders who are conscious about home security.
SheffLOCK are one of only a few official Ultion key centres in South Yorkshire and we strongly advise all households to have these burglary prevention locks supplied & fitted.
Your door may look great, feel solid, and have a great multi-point lock, but what’s the point if it can be disabled in a few seconds via an inadequate cylinder lock? Here are a few reasons why Ultion is different.
When Ultion detects an attack it activates Lockdown Mode. A hidden firing pin in Ultion’s core secures the central cam and stops the intruder being able to open the door.
As well as being approved by the Police and achieving the highest Kitemark star rating Ultion is tested by locksmiths with the Master Locksmith Association and is accredited with their highest standard. Sold Secure Diamond.
Most security locks have only 5 or 6 pins. Ultion uses 11. This means that Ultion creates nearly 3 times the amount of key combinations required for the highest standard.
Both ends of every Ultion lock feature 20 hardened steel pins and plates each one positioned precisely to protect your lock from a drill attack.
Each pin and plate is made from hardened steel, precisely positioned to protect against attempts at drilling your Ultion lock.
Ultion 3*, Sold Secure Diamond Lock. Don’t risk your security. Secure your home with Ultion.
Trusted to protect.96% would recommend to friends and family. £1,000 how much we'll give you if you're burgled by snapping.
Double the sacrificial protection. 89% of locks are broken by snapping. Lock snapping is the most common method of burglary technique because it is quick, quiet and requires little skill. Ultion is designed snap safely and in a controlled way.
Introducing LockDown Mode™ A hidden lock activates when attack is detected.
Powered by Molybdenum.25% denser than iron. Molybdenum is used in high strength superalloys. Its sixth highest melting point of any alloy and ability to withstand pressures up to 300,000 pounds per square inch are why it features in the production of military air craft and housing the attack lock in Ultion.
All-new anti-pick pin. Less than 2% of locks are broken into via picking or bumping. But we've got you covered just in case.
20-point drill protection. 13% of locks are broken into via drilling.
Self-cleaning keyway. Everytime you use an Ultion key, the contoured keyway cleans away any dust and debris before it enters your lock, preventing future mechanical faults like jamming.
Every body approves. Locksmiths Approve, Police Approve, British Standards Approve.