Lock Snapping - The Euro Cylinder Lock Vulnerability. Euro cylinder locks are fitted to millions of properties, usually in UPVC and other double glazed doors. Since 2009 there has been a rise in the technique used by criminals which can allows someone to enter a home in as little as 15 seconds.
This technique involves applying force and snapping the cylinder in two, gaining entry to a home with ease!
West Yorkshire Police said it was mainly prevalent with euro cylinder locks and urged concerned residents to seek crime prevention advice.
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