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The majority of UK homes can be broken into in less than a minute

One in three burglaries in the west Yorkshire area is now committed using a new technique called 'lock snapping'.

Burglars have discovered what the locksmith and hardware industry have known for years. It doesn't matter how many hook or dead bolts you have on your door, the weak point is the cylinder lock.

Due to inherent weakpoints in the door cylinder lock, having little material to give robust strength and the screw fixing enhancing this weakness, using simple tools, a burglar can "snap" the cylinder and gain access to the door mechanism and open the door.

  • In as little as 20 seconds, a burglar can gain entry to your home with very little noise.
  • Major lock companies and door manufacturers have ignored this issue for many years, due to the previous relatively low amount of burglaries using this method.
  • This is now the preferred method of many burglars and in some areas is as many as 1 in 3 forced entry burglaries.
  • Many security cylinders that have flooded the market recently offer little resistance to this method of attack.
  • Security handles also offer very little resistance.
  • Many manufacturers merely produce product to overcome ineffecient testing standards which mislead the public to believe their product is secure.


We have tested the majority of security cylinders and handles on the market, using very basic methods, and found them severely lacking. 

Kitemark and Secured by Design products do not necessarily cover cylinder snapping.

Don't be a victim, contact Safe Lock Security for a free survey.

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Richard Kanworth
Meanwood, Leeds