What is Lock Snapping and How to Prevent it?

Unfortunately today, many people are having to face a break-in to their business or their home.

A lock snapping can happen to anyone, there are many reasons for it. It can occur when you leave the house for a few hours or if you go on a vacation for a while. As you know, a broken lock is something that needs to be fixed right away. That is because leaving your lock broken means your property and everyone in it aren’t safe.

Therefore, we at Locksmith Adelaide are here to help you 24 hours a day!

Our technicians have many experience so they fix or replace all types of locks.

Moreover, many people don’t know what the meaning of lock snapping is, how to recover from it, and how to prevent it next time. Therefore, we are here to explain what it is and how you can avoid it.

A short introduction to a Lock Snapping

First of all, “Cylinder snapping”  is a very common method used by burglars to break into a property that has a euro cylinder lock. Second, it may come as a surprise, but lock snapping doesn’t require a specific skill. Meaning, most thieves that break into a property are simply breaking the lock with no special method.

How does it work?

The method of breaking the lock or snapping it involves breaking the cylinder to then manipulate the lock to open.

Lock snapping

How long does it take to break the lock?

It can take just 5-10 seconds for a thief to snap the lock.

Also, the most important thing you need to remember is that lock snapping requires no specialist tools or knowledge. Therefore, it is very important to secure your house in the best way you can. Meaning, the best way to prevent it is by installing a high-security lock that the burglar can’t break.

How to Prevent it from happening?

As we mentioned before, the best way to prevent lock snapping is by installing the most secure locks (For example, a smart lock with a pin code or a fingerprint).

Moreover, an anti-snap lock can also prevent burglary. This kind of lock is a euro cylinder lock that is tested and approved to the SS312 diamond standard.

 

How a lock will protect against lock snapping:

  • The lock must be tested against lock snapping
    – SS312 Diamond-approved lock cylinders have been tested to resist this particular type of attack.
    – Changing your euro profile cylinders will protect your door, providing you with an anti-snap lock on your door.
  • Fit the lock correctly – a locksmith will also make sure the lock is fitted correctly, not fitting correctly will lead it prone to snapping.
  • There are different sizes of euro locks – Cylinders are available in various sizes, so fitting the correct size is vital.

How to recover from a Lock Snapping

The first thing you should do after realizing someone broke into your property is to call the police. Once the police work is done, you need to call a professional locksmith service to replace your locks right away.

We highly suggest you consider installing a smart lock and even install a security system. That way you can make sure all your family and belongings are protected.

We at Locksmith Adelaide are available 24 hours a day to come and assist you!

Our technicians are working around so they can come and replace your locks at all times!

Please feel free to call us and we will send you a technician right away !

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