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Euro cylinder door locks fitted to the majority of UPVC and composite doors have a weakness, they can be broken quickly and easily especially if they have not been fitted correctly.

If the cylinder of the lock protrudes out beyond the surface of the door, it is possible for burglars to grip the lock with mole grips, twist and then break the lock chamber in the centre at its weakest point. It can take as little as 20 seconds to get the lock out and to open the door!Anti Snap Anti Bump Euro Cylinder Door Lock

Anti Snap Anti Bump Euro Cylinder Door Lock £68 first one and £48.00 thereafter fitted.

Sash Jammers can be added on at £14 each fitted.

All prices are fitted and fully inclusiv Just contact us for friendly advice (01274) 614650 – Leeds 01138 878429 – Mobile 07813 779273 E-mail sales@adalarms.co.uk

The way to stop this happening and to secure the door is to replace old locks with new anti-snap cylinder locks.

Anti snap cylinder locks have cuts on both sides of the lock, positioned 15 mm from the end of the cylinder. Now if unreasonable force is applied to the end of the cylinder, it breaks away at the anti snap line leaving the locking mechanism still inside the door. If this happens it is still possible for the owner to use the lock by inserting the key because even though the actual lock is now shorter and recessed into the door, it still works.

Anybody knowledgeable on the subject can recognise the anti-snap locks from outside the premises, this poses a big deterrent to any would be burglars before they even attempt to break the locking mechanism.

Anti Snap Anti Bump Euro Cylinder Door Lock £68 first one and £48.00 thereafter fitted.

Sash Jammers can be added on at £14 each fitted.

All prices are fitted and fully inclusive. Also AD Alarms click here  for IP camera installation

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There is also another way of gaining entry through door locks that requires a little more technique and skill than the sheer brute force used in the example above and it is called bumping locks. In its simplest description, bumping locks is the technique of hitting the key and using twist torque at the same time, which can literally bounce the locking cylinders open.

Bumping locks are on the increase throughout Great Britain and it leaves virtually no visible sign of damage, but this also means it can cause problems when trying to prove the situation to insurance companies, hampering claims.

Sash Jammers are also extremely effective on doors; they are bolts which twist 90° and lock into position making the door stronger. Particularly effective on patio doors at the rear, the most vulnerable  point of entry into the houses.

In the UK 69% of burglaries are through  doors and 54% of them are because the Euro lock is broken easily and quickly.

Sash Jammers are often specified by insurance companies and are made of strong cast iron construction with a durable powder coat finish.

Four years ago AD Alarms worked with an organisation set up by the Bradford police called SPEED, which stood for Securing Property Easily and Effectively Daily.  SPEED knew that the standard Euro cylinder door locks that had been fitted to UPVC and composite doors for many years had a defect, which meant they could be broken easily by burglars. At the time this was almost totally unknown by the public and this posed a dilemma for SPEED, if they publicised the fact to encourage people to change their locks for a safe version, this would also tell the burglars the locks are vulnerable. It was decided to try to keep this information quiet until as many locks as possible had been changed. Unfortunately in today’s world of the Internet and media, the news soon got out.

On 21 February the BBC aired a television programme which you can watch below, highlighting the fact that in the county of West Yorkshire there is the steepest rise of burglary’s, in comparison to any other county in the UK, especially by breaking door locks to gain entry.

This film shows how quick and easy it is to break a standard Euro cylinder lock

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Full wireless security alarm (without autodialler) FITTED £298 fully inclusive

Full wireless security alarm (with autodialler) FITTED £328 fully inclusive

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Euro cylinder door locks fitted to the majority of UPVC and composite doors also Sash Jammers Fitted

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