Standard Euro Cylinders Vs Anti-Snap Euro Cylinders
With a growing concern for home security, it is always good to be up to date with the latest locks on the market. Over the last few years, there have been an increasing number of break-ins due to locks snapping.
What is lock snapping?
Lock snapping is where a barrel lock is snapped cleanly in half where the securing screw is. Lock snapping exposes the locking cam and makes it easy for a burgular to gain entry to your property.
How do I prevent this from happening to me?
The quickest and cost effective way to prevent someone gaining entry to your property is to upgrade your existing lock to an anti-snap or snap secure euro cylinder.
What’s makes an anti-snap or snap safe euro cylinder more secure than a standard euro cylinder?
On an anti-snap or snap safe euro cylinder, there is a sacrificial part of the barrel that will break off if a burglar tries to snap your lock. His will snap off far enough inside the door that they shouldn’t be able to get a grip on the remaining cylinder to snap it where the locking cam is, thus deterring the intruder and making it difficult to gain entry.