Anti-snap locks / Euro cylinders
If I can get a Euro cylinder that fits well and only protrudes a millimeter or 2 beyond the lock face, is an anti-snap lock necessary?
I guess you’d need a good few mm purchase to get enough leverage to snap them, therefore if I can get a good fit I can save some money by just going for anti-pick / bump?Posted 4 years ago
She took her time!!!
By coincidence, I was working on a break in a couple of weeks ago when the SOCO turned up to dust for fingerprints and I asked him how many “snapped” cylinder break in’s he’d come across.
In six years, he’s seen about 3.
I’ve been a locksmith for 10 years now, I’ve never seen one.
That’s not to say it doesn’t happen.
I do, however supply antisnap cylinder’s if I’m asked but would normally fit a standard euro cylinder.Posted 4 years agoscuttlerMember
We had our locks snapped one night 4 years back and had two cars and some other stuff nicked – the point being that it was quick and quiet. It’s not an expensive upgrade and if you’re having a new door fitted, hardly an additional cost at all. If you’re extra paranoid (like I became) you can put PAS24 security door handles on too to make it much harder to get to the lock itself – http://hoppe.co.uk/door-window-handles/
@flatfish – not sure where you are but ask a West Yorkshire Police SOCO how many they’ve seen as it was/is an extremely prevalent MO around here to the point that they had some reasonably high profile campaigns.Posted 4 years agomeehajaMember
In leeds its a big problem. I think council house doors had easy locks. It is such an easy way to gain access that when we call for police back up to break in, they generally bring a drill and molgrips (the tool not the member) rather than a ram.
I’m not a locksmith and I can “do” a euro cylinder in less than 2 mins (as demonstrated to my friend when she lost her keys!)Posted 4 years ago
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