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  • AVOCET CALLS ON INSURANCE INDUSTRY TO ACT ON LOCK-SNAPPING

    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...

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  • South Yorkshire Burglars Break Locks

    BURGLARS forced their way into 956 homes across South Yorkshire last year by tampering with door locks, new figures reveal. The South Yorkshire Police database recorded a month-by-month rise with 54 offences recorded in January, 66 in June, and 140 in December. Police are now urging residents to upgrade security in a bid to beat the burglars. The force said criminals have been targeting in particular doors where a standard issue ‘Eurolock’ is fitted. Crime reduction officer John Shillito said the locks are cheap to manufacture and install and easy to damage, allowing criminals to force their way in within...

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