Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Rise in Lock Snapping Burglaries

Recent media coverage has highlighted a rise in burglaries being committed by criminals using a technique called “lock snapping”. So what is Lock-Snapping and what can you do about it?

The technique involves applying force and snapping the cylinder in two, mainly prevalent with euro-cylinder locks. Figures for December 2011 show that 27% of all burglaries across the UK involved lock snapping on euro cylinders. Unfortunately, information about lock breaking and various other methods, such as bumping, drilling and plug extraction, is now common knowledge via videos on the internet.

Thornhill Security are pleased to announce that being a Mul-T-Lock agent, we can supply an innovative new Break Secure XP cylinder which is the first anti-snap solution to achieve the revised Diamond level of Sold Secure SS312 lock cylinder specification.

The Break Secre XP cylinder incorporates four individual high security innovations incorporating patent pending technology designed to work together to provide complete anti-snap protection. By proving to resist such intensive, and prolonged attack methods in testing our customers can be rest assured that they have a cylinder with anti-drill, anti-snap, anit-bump and anti-pick protection which ha achieved the highly regarded and respected independently tested Sold Secure Diamon Standard.

For free information and advice on how to protect yourself against lock-snapping burglaries, call one of our security experts on 0117 9674994.