With so many diverse entrance door options to choose from, some of the technical language used can become rather confusing to say the least. On your journey to better home security and thermal efficiency, it’s more than likely that you’ve come across the term ‘anti-snap lock’ – but what does it mean?… Allow us to explain!
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‘Lock-snapping’ is a simple method that intruders use to gain entry to homes across South Yorkshire and the East Midlands. It involves snapping the most fragile part of the locking mechanism in two, which is typically a euro cylinder lock. Present on the majority of uPVC doors and some composite and aluminium entrance doors, West Yorkshire police have actually found that at least 25% of burglaries in the area use this method of unlawful entry.
Watch this video to see just how quickly an intruder can bypass a door that doesn’t feature anti-snap locks:
What are the most effective ‘anti-snap’ locks?
Any lock that has been tested and approved to the following standards are classed as ‘anti-snap’ or ‘snapsafe’:
- SS312 Diamond
SS312 diamond approved cylinders provide the highest level of anti-snap security.
- TS007 3-star
The TS007 BSI Kitemarked euro lock cylinder offers effective protection against lock snapping, as long as it has a 3-star rating.
Can anti snap locks be broken?
As long as tested and approved anti snap locks are the correct size for the specific door and are installed correctly (e.g. not sticking out of the door casing), your belongings will remain safe and sound.
For absolute peace of mind, in the highly unlikely event of a break-in, Ultion will pay you £1000 if an intruder burgles your home by snapping the Ultion lock.
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From window companies in Sheffield to window companies Chesterfield, you can rest assured that Global Windows product security features are second to none. From front and back doors to patio and French doors, we offer double-anti-snap protection as standard via the best home defence system around; multipoint Ultion Brisant cylinders locks.
Secure your home once and for all this year! Contact us to discuss your options further.
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