Lock snapping burglary
Lock snapping burglary is a prolific method of entry that has been used by criminals for over a decade.
It is believed that this method originated in the West Yorkshire area of the UK sometime in 2007 and quickly spread throughout the country.
The method targets inadequate euro locks and UPVC handles on doors such as composite, UPVC, Patio and french doors to name a few.
The unfortunate reality is that these type of inadequate locks and handles are fitted as standard to the majority of doors installed everyday to members of the public who are sadly still unaware of how vulnerable to burglary they are.
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.
In 2014 Brisant Secure released the TS007 3 star diamond (Sold Secure) accredited Ultion lock euro cylinder.
The TS007 3 star accreditation and the more aggressive Sold Secure Diamond testing 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.