Security News / Diamond
Jun 26, 2014
A Huntingdon-man has won a nationwide competition to have the locks on his house upgraded to make them secure against lock-snapping attack – one of the most popular forms of forced entry in the UK.
Tom Jackson from Desborough Road, Hartford is a Neighbourhood & Homes Watch Network (NHWN) member won a competition that was open to all members of the Home Office and Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) supported crime prevention network.
May 27, 2014
A Chesterfield-woman has won a nationwide competition to have the locks on her house upgraded to make them secure against lock-snapping attack.
Apr 03, 2014
Vital Information Missing from BBC Watchdog Programme on the Subject of Lock Snapping
You may have seen the episode of Watchdog Test House that aired on BBC One on Thursday 13th Mar 2014 (it was Episode 4). It dealt with the issue of lock snapping. Unfortunately there was some vital information that didn’t make the final cut which we believe is vital for the public to know in order to protect themselves against this method some criminals are using for breaking in to homes.
Sep 24, 2013
Avocet Hardware chairman, VK Jain has stepped up the hard-hitting nature of the company’s lock-snapping campaign by welcoming West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-William and Craig Whittaker, MP for the Calder Valley, to its Brighouse headquarters.
Jul 03, 2013
A BRIGHOUSE company took its lock-snapping message to the Houses of Parliament with a presentation to guests and winners at the annual Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network Awards. Lock-snapping is a form of forced entry that takes advantage of a design flaw in the Euro cylinder lock fitted which is fitted as standard in millions of UK homes. Avocet Hardware, based at Brookfoot Mills, is using its year as the network’s primary sponsor for security products to highlight the scale of the problem and what can be done to stamp it out. Marketing manager Derrick Purvis (pictured) used the presentation...
Jun 26, 2013
Avocet Hardware has called on the UK’s insurance industry to recognise lock-snapping as a means of forced entry and pass on premium savings to customers whose homes are secured with snap-proof locks. Talking at the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network annual awards at The Houses of Parliament on June 18th, Avocet’s marketing manager, Derrick Purvis highlighted the worrying increase in the incidents of lock-snapping. He said: “Lock-snapping takes advantage of a weakness in the design of the standard Euro cylinder lock, which is fitted in millions of homes across the UK. “The weakness that burglars are exploiting is the Euro...
Jun 14, 2013
Original Article written by Calvin Beckford - The Crime Prevention Website Replacing lock cylinders – important please read Most of the locks on replacement doors rely on a ‘euro' profile cylinder or ‘oval’ profile cylinder to operate the locking mechanism. In recent years there has been a steady increase in the numbers of burglaries where these cylinders have been attacked to gain entry (discussed below). The police and security industry have known about these problems for several years, but because in the early days the techniques were used rarely and were confined to only a few locations around...