Lock Snapping Technique Used By Burglars

Capital Lock Services Edinburgh

Lock Snapping

Lock snapping first appeared in North Yorkshire but has now become more widespread and has recently been seen in Edinburgh by Capital Lock Services.

With the locks most at risk of lock snapping being those fitted with a Euro-profile cylinder (typically uPvc and composite doors where the handle is lifted before the door is locked), hundreds of homes across Edinburgh are potentially at risk of this.

We won’t be linking to any videos of this lock opening technique, but it can be fairly straightforward to do.

Lock & door handle manufacturers have now designed cylinders with built-in resistance to this opening method.

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