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What are snap-safe locks?

Snap-safe locks are tested and regarded as a safe lock by the Master Locksmith Association. Snap-safe locks are also recommended by the police who attend more and more house burglaries where lock cylinders have been snapped by burglars to gain access to homes.



What is lock snapping?

To understand what a snap-safe lock is, it's important to understand lock snapping and how it is a preferred method of gaining access into homes by burglars due to it being quick, easy and quiet.


Lock snapping is a technique used by burglars to break into a home. It involves snapping a lock cylinder that is commonly used in uPVC, composite and aluminium doors installed in the last 15 years.


By applying force the burglar can snap the locking cylinder in two and remove the outside of the lock to expose the locking mechanism. This allows the door to be unlocked either manually or by using a tool and have access to the home in seconds. No other special skills needed, so it has become an increasingly common way for burglars to get into your property.


Lock snapping is regarded as a real threat to our homes and possessions. However, there is a solution and that solution is to upgrade your existing lock cylinder to a snap-safe lock that can prevent this risk of lock snapping.


Snap-safe locks

Snap-safe locks are graded and tested for their snap ability. If you're going to upgrade your lock to a snap-safe lock for added security, then it's recommended that you have your lock cylinder upgraded to one that has the kite mark 3 star standard that is designed to prevent lock snapping, or, a snap-safe lock that has the Sold Secure (SS312) Diamond Standard Approval. More on why snap-safe locks are important.


Mersey Locksmiths can help

The Ultion® high security snap-safe locks we supply and fit are regarded as one of the highest accredited locks available – with the Master Locksmith Association’s Sold Secure Diamond. It comes with a £1,000 manufacturer guarantee if you're broken into by lock snapping.


We also offer a standard Versa® snap-safe lock. Both types come with a 10% multi-lock discount off your total spend, not just the additional locks.


Mersey Locksmiths don't have any call-out charges and a qualified, fully insured and DBS checked, so you can trust us in and around your home. All our quotes are free and no-obligation, so you're under no pressure whatsoever to go ahead.


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