Anti-Snap Locks

Window & Door Specialists

Lock snapping is a burglary technique which involves snapping a particular type of lock cylinder in two by applying the right amount of force and removing the outside part to expose the locking mechanism. Once the locking mechanism is exposed, it’s open to tampering which allows the door to be unlocked using simple household tools.


But they are engineered to snap in the right place and a long way in front of the vulnerable central section that gives access to the multi-point-lock or dead lock. Due to the small size and shape that the cylinder has to squeeze into it would not be possible to make a cylinder strong enough to withstand the enormous applied pressure of the mole grips whilst still being affordable.

The concept is that when the burglar grabs the end of the cylinder just the tip snaps off leaving more metal in front of the central target area.

Lock snapping is just one of many terms used to describe this tye of lock vulnerabiity, other terms which the anti-snap lock protect against include strike and snap, wiggle and snap, tool and snap, cylinder snapping and lock bumping, to name but a few.

TS007 3* Kitemark

TS007 is the performance standard aimed at giving guidance for homeowners looking to replace existing cylinder locks on doors. TS007 is aimed at protecting cylinder locks against all known methods of forced entry, including picking, manipulation, bumping and snapping.

Police Recommended

Secured By Design is awarded to companies producing security products that pass standards and tests nominated by the Police service. The standards and related tests must demonstrate the product effectiveness in preventing or reducing crime, usually by resistance to physical attack.

Sold Secure Diamond

Sold Secure, a testing body owned by the Master Locksmiths Association has produced a high level test specification for cylinder locks (SS 312 Diamond). The test addresses all current techniques used by criminals.



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Anti-Snap Door Locks
If you have ever experienced a burglary or are afraid of experiencing one, then the anti-snap euro cylinder is the defensive mechanism you should consider having, instrumental in keeping your belongings and property safe.

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