What is lock snapping?
Snapping a lock is the quickest and easiest way for a burglar to enter your home. It is quick, easy and doesn’t require a huge amount of skill.
When I first started work in the lock business, I had never changed a lock in my life, and had no concept of the quality differences within the locks available. I watched a colleague gain entry through my front door in under 10 seconds, by snapping the lock. He got in quicker than I could have unlocked the door with the key.
A snapped lock refers to the cylinder snapping, so however strong your door, it makes no difference. My door was a great colour, had re-enforced glass and looked very pretty. However, I needed to protect it.
Shocking, isn’t it?
How Can you Protect yourself?
Luckily it’s very easy to protect yourself. We live in a country that values law and order and supports the development of products that keep you safe. I had Ultion, the TS007 Three Star Sold Secure Diamond lock from Brisant-Secure fitted on my front and back doors.
My husband’s sense of humour is legendary. Nick said we needed a TS007 lock on all the doors, which sounded all a bit James Bond to me, so I thought he was pulling my leg. Turns out it was one of the few times he wasn’t teasing me.
How does Ultion stop burglars entering?
Ultion snaps safely and in a controlled way. Ultion’s innovative design is by Brisant’s top bloke Steve, he knows about locks. If an intruder attempts to snap Ultion, a hidden lock activates and stops them. They can’t open the door, so they can’t come in. You can still unlock the door if you are inside (I was relieved about this, I can’t bear getting trapped.)
Take a more detailed look at how Ultion works at https://ultion-lock.co.uk/why-ultion.
Ultion is sold with a £1, 000 guarantee.
Brisant-Secure, the company that designed Ultion, is so confident of its ability to beat the burglars, that it offers a £1,000 guarantee for five years from the installation date, if entry is achieved by snapping the lock.
Our experience, from home owners, is that burglars move onto the next property once they realise Ultion is installed, as they know they won’t be able to snap the lock.
The way to stop a snapped lock being a problem?
Fit a TS007 sold secure diamond lock on all entrance doors, such as Ultion from Brisant-Secure.
Crimewatch Video about lock snapping
This clip from Crimewatch dates back a couple of years, but its content is as relevant today as it was then. Have a watch (it explains it far more clearly than I have managed) to understand exactly what lock snapping is and how to protect yourself.