Problem : Insurance companies give the advise to upgrade your locks to keep out the burglars, this is great advice, especially as I sell and install locks, they simply say fit a 5 lever dead lock, these are great on timber doors, but now most of us have UPVC doors with Multi point locking systems, no matter how hard you try a 5 lever deadlock ain’t going to work!!!
Solution: upgrade your cylinder, all multi point locks are controlled by a cylinder lock, this is your weak point, if like most you stick with the one supplied with the door. In the last 10 years most break-ins were as a result of this weakness in your door, a basic cylinder can be bypassed in a matter of seconds with very simple tools, why let it be so easy…..FIT AN ANTI-SNAP CYLINDER.
An Anti snap cylinder is actually designed to snap, but what makes it different and far far more secure is where it snaps, if an attempt is made to force entry your cylinder will be broken but your door will remain locked, as well as everything inside it.
To upgrade your cylinder its a simple D.I.Y. job, no alterations to the door or multi point locking mechanism are necessary, we would be more than happy to help with advice or if needs be call out and do it for you,
Anti-Snap security cylinders start at €45