What is lock snapping?

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  1. Bodgeitandleggit

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    Just heard about this today and not sure what lock snapping is...I have a upvc door which I think is a good strong lock, but this ex-burgular states he would not bother picking them and he would just snap them...it is saying that in dec 27% of burgularies accounted for this method and it takes between 50 secs and 2 mins....maybe a locksmith on here can tell what to upgrade to...........
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-17075027
     
  2. Blasphemous

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    Unfortunately it's all available on the net these days...
     
  3. joe-90

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    You can get one that snaps off but is still viable. Plenty in Google. Get a kite marked one that is also resistant to bumping.
     
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    Bumping is the way to go..
     
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    The new locks are dampened to make it harder to bump. The pins don't fly up so far.
     
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    The new locks have "overlift" pins so it is virtually impossible to bump as before.
     
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    If a burglar really wants to get in, he will. Mate round the corner had his motorbike nicked from the garage - thieves broke in through the roof. School I one worked in had a load of IT gear stolen - the room had a heavy duty metal door, so they broke though the brickwork adjacent to it.
     
  9. joe-90

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    How do they work?
     
  10. Bodgeitandleggit

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    Jeez.......that is so easy to gain access..and I thought mine was so secure!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. joe-90

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    It's the side door you have to watch. Never seen a front door broken into yet (in 25 years) of fitting alarms.
     
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    Do you know how a "shear line" works?
    Do you know what pins are used in the upper and lower chambers to cause a key to operate?
    If so then imagine the shear line and you chamber the pins to "cross" in a bumping method.
    Generally better done on the bench than a bought cylinder as you have control of the cuts so to speak.
     
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    You dont get about much do you :mrgreen:
    Never seen a small block of flats or a communal building broken into?

    Then again you probably never contracted to local councils and housing associations.
     
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    Why haven't electronic locks (like car doors) been invented? These would obviate such a potential weakspot
     
  15. joe-90

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    I think I get that. I'll have a google.
     

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