- . Most companies only offer these as an expensive extra, or not at all. This is a weak point of any door, that burglars are more commonly using.
I have anti-bump cylinders on my home, so I see no reason not to fit them in yours.
Householders’ security fears following BBC Watchdog lock snapping exposé
Householders concerned about the security of their homes are calling in locksmiths, installers and security professionals for advice following a BBC TV Watchdog Test House exposé on the vulnerability of locks on most domestic UPVC entrance door , composite doors ,conservatory, UPVC Patio doors,UPVC French Doors and back doors
The BBC TV consumer programme revealed that many burglaries that occur in the UK each year are carried out by criminals snapping the Eurocylinder within the door lock, a process that can take just seconds.
However, there is help at hand. The programme informed householders that there are now cylinders that resist snapping, such as those tested to standard. This standard has been developed by Secured by Design (the Association of Chief Police Officers’ crime prevention initiative), the British Standards Institution (BSI), and other leading industry organisations.
UK’s leading lock manufacturers, there are 45 million residential entrance doors in the UK. Almost 65 per cent of these are vulnerable to snapping of lock attack which have been revealed extensively on the internet.
In the Watchdog programme, viewers watched tests being carried out and the anti-bump cylinders which successfully repelled lock snapping attempts.
“BBC’s Watchdog programme has drawn attention to the huge risks being run by so many households that have insecure UPVC entrance door , composite doors ,conservatory, UPVC Patio doors,UPVC French Doors and back doors . We are encouraged that the solution put forward in the programme is that worried householders should consider either retrofitting a anti-bump system in their existing door, or replacing the entire door with a anti-bump rated product.
The Watchdog programme can be watched on BBC TV iPlayer