Snap safe euro cylinders

Over the past few years burglers have found out ways to exploit weaknesses in standard euro cylinders which are fitted on all upvc doors and also on some wooden doors and metal doors. There has been a significant increase of these type of break-ins in Leeds. The standard cylinders break under attack in such a way that the locking mechanism inside the door can be easily manipulated in 30 seconds. This applys to all upvc doors no matter how old or new as it is not yet mandatory for new doors to to come with snap safe cylinders. It is a common misconseption that because a upvc door mechinism has many hooks and bolts which lock into the door frame, that these doors are high security. All the locking points on every upvc door are controlled by the Lock cylinder and if this is not up to the job the hooks and bolts might as well not be there.
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Below is picture of a standard cylinder snapped after a burglary.
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What is a snap safe euro clinder?
A snap safe cylinder is a lock barrell that is designed to retro fit to your existing door with no fuss or massive cost to the customer. The snap safe cylinder has been designed with special weak points built in so that when the cylinder is attacked by burglers it will break off in a totally different place to the standard cylinder and stop intruders entering your home and keep your property safe.
Below are some examples of differnt snap safe cylinders:

How do i know if i have euro profile cylinders?

If the end of your lock barrell (the bit sticking through the handle) is the same shape as the picture bellow then you have got euro cylinders and your home is vunerable to attack!
There is quite a range of snap safe cylinders now available and we can supply and fit any make you like to suit your budget
Abs brake secure
Squire snap safe
Multi lock snap safe
Cisa astral s
UAP zero lift 
We also offer a free lock cylinder check to see if your locks are snap safe, and if they are not then we can advise you on the best ways to upgrade your security.
For more information please call 1st Defence Locksmiths Leeds   
01132038909 or 07545023696
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