The locks on uPVC and composite doors are usually the euro profile type, where the lock itself is primarily made of brass. This material will resist corrosion and help ensure the longevity of the lock - but brass is a soft metal. In the middle of the euro cylinder, the metal narrows and it is this weak point that is easy to snap in half. This will give thieves unlawful access to your property.
If you have ever been a victim of lock snapping, you will know just how easy it is for thieves to enter your property in this way. It is increasingly being used throughout the Sheffield area and is a good reason to upgrade your locks. Anti-snap locks have only been available in the last few years and unless you were advised at the time of having your doors fitted that the locks needed to be anti-snap, there is every chance that yours be vulnerable to snapping.
The locks on your existing doors can be exchanged for the anti-snap euro cylinders, which are designed so they cannot be snapped in the middle. They also have other built-in security measures built in, as anti-snap locks are also designed to prevent against lock drilling, lock bumping and lock picking.
We think you will be pleasantly surprised at just how affordable anti-snap locks are - and there are special discounts available for multiple locks. Hallam Locksmiths also offers a package for new homeowners.