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lockman birmingham locksmith anti snap locks

By Lee Bennett

Birmingham Locksmith explains why you need Anti Snap locks

Lock Snapping the Problem

Burglars will always exploit inherent weakness with euro cylinders, these are most commonly found on uPVC doors.  The euro cylinder is very weak by design at the centre point.  This is the point where both the cam and the screw fixing hole meet, there is very little metal at this point to give the lock barrel strength.

A burglar will use simple tools to break the handle backplate to expose the end of the cylinder barrel. Using household tools such as mole grips, the cylinder can be clamped, twisted and then broken in one swift simple action.  The burglar inserts a tool into the door and turns the locking points to open the door.  It is simple and fast and is a common attack method that gains entry to your property.

Some cylinders have snap lines towards the end of the cylinder and these are not that effective.  The PVC frame can be opened up to allow tools to clamp the remaining lock, leaving it vulnerable to attack and allowing the burglar to gain entry.

Improve your Resistance to Lock Snapping

Locks that are TS007 3 Star standard also known as ‘anti-snap’ cylinders, are locks that meet the requirements to withstand lock snapping attempts.

Anti-Snap cylinders have a ‘snap-off’ section integrated which will come away if a burglar was to try and snap the lock.  This makes the cylinder shorter, making it more difficult to grasp. With the help of built in grip defenders it makes getting hold of the cylinder even harder. Not only that but anti-snap locks have a hardened bar which will not snap, it will only flex making snapping almost impossible.

Check that your current locks do not over extend, if they appear vulnerable you may want to consider having them replaced.

If you need any help with identifying your euro cylinder or require assistance removing your door cylinder.  Call Lee from Lockman Birmingham today on 0121 4011 404 we provide locksmith services across Birmingham and can be with you in 20 – 60 minutes day or night.

 

Statue of Bull outside Birmingham Bullring

By Lee Bennett

Birmingham Locksmith providing lock repairs for Birmingham residents

View our video on YouTube – https://youtu.be/ODJFOOKv70w?list=PLWfrLHIgM9T9k9bn1RwWFgmrNpy26Unt0

I’m Lee owner of Lockman Birmingham, and I want to share with you how important it is to find and select the correct locksmith.  Watch my video and if you need a local Birmingham locksmith cal me today on 0121 4011 404

 

Man in Crosshairs covering up his face with hands

By Lee Bennett

How to know if your a Burglary Target

Yesterday I took a call as a locksmith in Birmingham area, the customer returned to their property to find screws on the driveway and a nail placed in the keyway of the front door lock.

As you can imagine this was really alarming to the customer.

So with my experience as a locksmith I may ad, my opinion is that the screws placed on the empty driveway were a marker to Burglar identifying that this house/ home was an easy target for a spotter. A spotter is someone who casually walks the neighbour hood looking for target houses.

The reason for this house being a target was because the euro locks on both front and back doors were oversized, sticking out past the handle, this makes it easy for the Burglar to snap the lock and gain access within 30 seconds and be in your home.

To find out more about lock-snapping click on this link Lock-snapping you tube video.

Now the lady in question was unaware that her home was an easy target for Burglars so I showed her by snapping her lock and it took only 18 seconds to get into her home. So yesterday I fitted Snap Safe British Standard euro profile locks to he home making sure that the correct size of lock was used and that the locks fitted flush with the handles.

When we walked up her street she could see that she was the only house to have oversized sticking out.

The second part of this was about a nail in the keyway of the lock. This is a technique to stop someone being able to open the door once the nail is removed it is possible to re use the lock with your key to open the door. However when you approach your own door if you cannot get your key in your door it is alarming and you may go else where as you cannot get into your home. This is would give the Burglar more time to attend and remove you valuable goods.

 

Be safe if you get home to find screws on your driveway and broken nails in your lock keyway call Lockman Birmingham straight away 0n 0121 4011 404

Triangle Shaped Road Signs with Question Marks Inside

By Lee Bennett

Locksmith Questions

Hi,

Need to ask a locksmith some questions but do not know what he will ask you? Well below I have listed some questions that I ask when on a phone call.

 

The main questions are….

What type of door is it  wooden, UPVC, Composite or Metal

So you will know if it is wooden, UPVC is the plastic type either white or brown coated plastic. Composite is a little different because it is made up of different materials the outside of the door may be metal, with a wooden inner with a fibre inner core. and you will know if your door is Metal- Aluminium

Second question is what type of lock?

Euro Profile Lock

Business Website:www.lockmanbirmingham.co.ukEuro Profile Lock

 

 

If it is a UPVC or Composite you will normally have a Euro Lock in place support a Multi Locking Points Mechanism. these locks look like the one on the left hand side, really important to fit the correct size as this is a method that Burglars target to gain entry over sizes euro profile locks. Should always be fitted flush with the handle. They come in many different sizes, good locksmiths will carry all sizes.

 

 

 

www.lockmanbirmingham.co.uk Rim Cylinder

www.lockmanbirmingham.co.uk Rim Cylinder

On a wooden door  you may see a lock from the outside that looks like the one below this is a Rim Cylinder lock with the traditional Night Latch on the back of the door. You may also see as an addition or instead of  a Mortice Lock the one below is called a Sash Lock which is a deadlock with a latch located above it, you can usually tell because these keys a longer that the Rim Cylinder listed to the right.

www.lockmanbirmingham.co.uk Mortice Sash Lock

www.lockmanbirmingham.co.uk Mortice Sash Lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next question would be the problem your having, you are either:

  1. Locked out as you have lost keys
  2. Locked out because the door has locked behind you with keys inside the property
  3. Locked out because the lock has failed and you have keys
  4. Can not lock the door because the lock has failed or the door is misaligned
  5. You wish to upgrade your locks to insurance approved locks
  6. You wish to change the locks for security reasons.

Given good concise answers to these three questions would enable any reasonable locksmith to give you an accurate quotation on the work required.

If anyone cant  then ring Business Name: Lockman Birmingham on Phone Number: 0121 401 1404

Street Address: Aston Hall Road City: Aston, Birmingham State: West Midlands Business Hours: 24 Hours
Drawing of the Perfect House

By Lee Bennett

Man jailed for attempted burglary in Kidderminster

A man has been jailed for two years after attempting to rob a Kidderminster house in July. The man was looking into the building through the window and raised his arm as if to smash a window before being scared away by a passing woman.

Man jailed for attempted burglary in Kidderminster

By Lee Bennett

Police still quizzing burglary suspect after rooftop stand-off in Northfield

A Northfield man caused a road to be sealed off after throwing tiles and stones at officers on Sunday September 9. Police officers and trained negotiators attended the scene. He has not been charged.

Police still quizzing burglary suspect after rooftop stand-off in Northfield

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