13 Second Lock Snap. Over 22 million doors across the UKcould be at risk from a method of attack where the lock cylinder can be broken in just 5 seconds. We recommend that all vulnerable doors using euro-cylinders be upgraded to incorporate 'Break Secure' cylinders.
The Chief Constable for West Yorkshire Police told the Examiner homes were at risk because it just took a matter of seconds to disable the locks.
He said police had not wanted to draw attention to the issue up to now because they did not want to alert criminals to the security weakness.
But he said the practice was becoming so commonplace that the public needed to be warned.
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