Snap-proof locks: The method of attack against cylinder locks is called snapping. It involves breaking the actual key mechanism and then opening the door with a simple tool. Countering this attack 3 levels are employed:
– snap protected cylinders
– snap resistant cylinders
– snap-proof cylinders
PVC, aluminium and composite doors are being opened by means of the snap attack. Front, back and patio door locks are being overcome in this way.
Key bumping is another method by which cylinder locks are being overcome. The video demonstrates how these snap attacks and key bumping attacks take place and the kind of locks that are available to provide maximum protection against these increasing kinds of attempted burglary.
Learn about robust multipoint door locks, the security they provide to your home or business and the ‘must do’ points to remember.
Woodframe Door Locks
The Union 1332 is a very popular lock on wooden doors. It is a security deadlock, however it does not satisfy insurance requirements here in Ireland for home and business break-in protection.
The standard reliable Chubb 5 lever mortis lock has had a name change. It is still the same high quality product as before, unchanged in its structure but now marketed under the Union brand as part of the Assa Abloy Group.
This type of lock is still the best protection on wooden doors and, crucially, satisfies the minimum level of insurance specifications. The multi-point locking systems used on PVC and composite doors and on some wooden doors vary in their resistance to forced entry. Having the proper mechanism with heavy metal deadbolts – top, centre and bottom – which have sufficient penetration into the frame of the door is essential.