Burglary Repairs in Sheffield

If you have been unfortunate to have been burgled recently, there is every chance that the thieves gained access unlawfully via “lock snapping”. This process is not new to the South Yorkshire area but is on the increase within Sheffield.

What is lock snapping?

In the majority of uPVC, composite and sliding patio doors the locks fitted are called 'euro profile cylinders'. These locks are made of brass and can be easily split in half with a simple technique. To make matters worse, the handles are usually broken off as part of the process, leaving you with a mess.

Door entry techniques used by thieves in Rotherham

What can be done to prevent lock snapping?

There are a few alternative options which increase the security of your doors tenfold. The euro cylinder can be exchanged for a snap proof lock. These work by negating the option to snap the cylinder in half. Different manufacturers use different processes to do this but they all work well. As an added benefit, the better quality locks have other features included such as being bump-proof, anti-drill and anti-pick proof.

By carrying out a complete lock replacement and having anti-snap locks installed, you can protect your property from snapping.

More secure door handles too...

In the case of the handles, pas 24 insurance approved handles now available. This new design of handles not only protect the euro cylinder itself but also give off a visual deterrent. They are designed to prevent thieves being able to grip the handles with a pair of mole grips. The screws that hold the handles on have been increased in strength, thus preventing them from being broken.

If you require any more advice on anti-snap locks or a free no obligation visit to advise on your existing locks, call 0114 291 9070.

A reputation of great customer service

Absolutely outstanding. We were burgled and had our house keys and gate keys stolen. Stephen was out to us as soon as possible & changed all the locks with no mess for a very reasonable price. Very pleasant and professional too and a speedy job done, making us feel much happier and more secure. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

Ian Maxwell from Sheffield


Hallam Locksmiths of Sheffield

Monday to Friday – 7am to 8pm
Saturday & Sunday – 8am to 2pm

0114 291 9070