Halls Locksmiths
Halls Locksmiths Ltd 0115 9780141
Proud member of the Master Locksmiths Association Buy With Confidence
Welcome to Halls Locksmiths Ltd
Halls Locksmiths
blank (1K)
Search Products
Halls Locksmiths Menu
Halls Locksmiths Menu
 Home Home
 About Us / Contact About Us / Contact
 Home Security Home Security
 ABS - Anti Snap ABS - Anti Snap
 Business Security Business Security
 Safes Safes
 Auto Security Auto Security
 Access Control Access Control
 Window Grilles Window Grilles
 Emergency Service Emergency Service
 Master Key Locks Master Key Locks
 Home Top Tips Home Top Tips
 Personal Security Personal Security
 Door Operators Door Operators
 Blog Blog
Halls Locksmiths Menu
Halls Locksmiths products
Anti Snap/Pull/Bump Cylinders
Anti Snap/Pull/Bump Euro&Turn Cylinders
Cabinet Locks
Cam locks
Cash Safes
Securikey cash
Data Safes
Securikey data
Fire Safes
Securikey fire
Lock Cylinders
Euro Cylinders
Underfloor Safes
Securikey U/F
Halls Locksmiths Menu
Cylinder snapping is a way of bypassing a UPVC door lock.
Should you be concerned by this?.......read on.

Looking back over thirty years  when UPVC doors were in their infancy, the majority of doors were manufactured from hard or soft wood and mortice locks like the Chubb five lever  were common place. This type of lock provided an excellent defence from picking and drilling. The burglars main line of attack was simply brute force as they didnít have the expertise or the knowledge to either pick or drill the lock open. The main disadvantage was that the five lever mortice lock only had one locking point.  If the burglar did try and force the lock, it was all too common for the door and frame to give way before the lock did.

Over time households started removing their old tired rotten timber doors for the temptation of a gleaming white, low maintenance, draught free, multi point locking UPVC door. From a security point of view, early designs only had two roller pins and one latch bolt controlled by a euro cylinder. These doors were relatively easy to pop open, sometimes with just a heavy shoulder barge. In view of this, the mushroom sliding pin evolved to try and combat spreading or popping the door. It wasnít until the manufactures started to fit hook bolts did the physical strength to withstand a determined attack increase. Now days UPVC door mechanisms have a minimum of two or more hook bolts with a combination of a dead bolt and roller pins.

After all these years, the one thing that hasnít changed is the design of the euro lock cylinder which controls all of the locking hooks and bolts. Unbeknown to the majority of people, there is an inherent weakness in the design of the euro cylinder and over the last few years this weakness has been exploited by criminals. The exposure of the problem has been heightened by the internet and websites such as You Tube. Unfortunately itís never been easier to obtain sensitive information about picking, drilling or snapping locks, itís only in recent years that the anti-snap cylinder has evolved.
It is possible with basic hand tools purchased from any DIY store to snap a standard euro lock cylinder in under 20 seconds.  Home owners find it shocking that a multi point locking mechanism that was considered to be so secure can be opened so easily and quickly.

Is there a solution?

Yes, most definitely and the beauty is that itís a quick and easy job to upgrade without any alteration to the door whatsoever.

There are many anti snap or snap safe cylinders that are currently being manufactured with varying levels of security, the ABS offers cutting edge features to combat cylinder snapping amongst other attacks.

The ABS security cylinder is one of the most secure euro cylinders in the UK.

The ABS cylinder has the following features

1.       Unique snap safe features Ė access is blocked when snapped

2.       Anti-bump, pick & drill resistance

3.       Secured by design Ė Police preferred specification

4.       TS007 3* rated Ė British Kite mark

5.       No need to remove the door handles to fit the ABS cylinder

6.       Sold Secure Diamond grade

7.       No security handle required

8.       Secure key registering at  www.abs-secure.co.uk

Recently Viewed Items
No Recently viewed items
Halls Locksmiths Recently Viewed items
Halls Locksmiths Links
Halls Locksmiths Links
Latest News
Hikvision HD CCTV
Halls Locksmiths are now able to supply or supply and fit Hikvisionís Turbo HD CCTV, a line of cameras and recorders that utilises High Definition Transport Video Interface (HD-TVI) technology.

ABS high security UPVC cylinders now in stock.
We can now cut ABS keys.

Halls Locksmiths News
Site powered by www.visav.net spacer Find us in the www.smedirectory.net
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0