Security News / snapping

  • 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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  • More things to improve door security

    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...

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  • ABS - A Locksmiths Thoughts

    The Avocet ABS Mk3 has been around for a while now and is one of the most popular anti snap locks found around Yorkshire so I thought I would do a review. As the name suggests the mk3 ABS is the 3rd generation of ABS anti snap lock. The ABS works in a different way to all other anti snap locks with its patented cam mechanism. The clever cam mechanism means that even if the cylinder is broken in the middle access to the multi point mechanism is still blocked. The ABS has been awarded the British standard kite mark...

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