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Bodgeitandleggit

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:34 pm Reply with quote

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...........
see
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-17075027
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:39 pm Reply with quote

Unfortunately it's all available on the net these days...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:39 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:40 pm Reply with quote

Bumping is the way to go..
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:41 pm Reply with quote

The new locks are dampened to make it harder to bump. The pins don't fly up so far.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:42 pm Reply with quote

Something like this is pretty good, the trick is to have as little protruding from the door as possible.

http://www.antisnapcylinder.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=53

There is cheaper but this is as low as I would go.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:43 pm Reply with quote

joe-90 wrote:
The new locks are dampened to make it harder to bump. The pins don't fly up so far.


The new locks have "overlift" pins so it is virtually impossible to bump as before.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:43 pm Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:44 pm Reply with quote

Alarm wrote:
joe-90 wrote:
The new locks are dampened to make it harder to bump. The pins don't fly up so far.


The new locks have "overlift" pins so it is virtually impossible to bump as before.


How do they work?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:44 pm Reply with quote

Jeez.......that is so easy to gain access..and I thought mine was so secure!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:48 pm Reply with quote

Bodgeitandleggit wrote:
Jeez.......that is so easy to gain access..and I thought mine was so secure!!!!!!!!!!!!


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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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:49 pm Reply with quote

joe-90 wrote:
Alarm wrote:
joe-90 wrote:
The new locks are dampened to make it harder to bump. The pins don't fly up so far.


The new locks have "overlift" pins so it is virtually impossible to bump as before.


How do they work?


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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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:51 pm Reply with quote

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


It's the side door you have to watch. Never seen a front door broken into yet (in 25 years) of fitting alarms.


You dont get about much do you icon_mrgreen.gif
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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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:51 pm Reply with quote

Why haven't electronic locks (like car doors) been invented? These would obviate such a potential weakspot
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:51 pm Reply with quote

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