Standard Euro Cylinder
Replaceable barrels known as standard euro cylinders are very common in many households usually on UPVC doors, due to them being easy to install and affordable. They have had a bit of bad press due to their vulnerability to a break-in method used by burglars known as lock snapping. The common euro cylinder that’s not anti-snap is a prime target for burglars because just by applying pressure around the screw fixing position; the lock can be easily snapped. Once snapped the cam that operates the door bolt falls away; enabling easy access for the intruder. The good news is that this problem can be easily avoided by simply purchasing an anti-snap lock. Just look out for an ABS high security snap secure lock with a 3 star British Kitemark and Sold Secure Diamond standard; which are snap proof, in order to get round the problem and have peace of mind.