Alexandra Locksmiths answers the question ‘What is lock snapping?’
The issue of lock snapping has recently hit the headlines and although it is becoming a more popular crime it is important to know that it doesn’t affect all types of locks and you shouldn’t panic.
Lock snapping only affects Euro cylinders these are the types of locks that are normally found on UPVC doors and standards have been created to address the issue.
A kite marked cylinder needs to be 3 star, if the cylinder is 1 star that means that it has not passed the relevant snapping test and it will also need security handles fitted to provide protection against snapping.
A qualified professional locksmith will know the required standards and the insurance requirements that need to be met.
For further information see the link below, The Master Locksmiths Association has written the following article on Lock Snapping.
Alexandra Locksmiths cover London and the surrounding areas, for a free no obligation security survey call our North London office in Muswell Hill on 020 8883 1555 or our East London office in Enfield on 020 8364 2000.