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About Lock Snapping

Lock snapping in principle is very easy and accounts for more than 20% of burglaries in some parts of the country. Apply enough force to the cylinder and it will break at it’s weakest point, this can usually be done by using tools found in most households tool kits. The damage caused is a lot more evident than bumping, but the time it takes for an intruder is roughly the same and can be done in seconds.

Lock snapping only targets the cylinder, so in reality it does not really matter how many shoot pins, anti lift bars, rollers and dead bolts you have on your door. This is due to the fact that all these are operated by your mechanism and once the cylinder has been removed the mechanism can be easily manipulated using a screw driver or a small piece of wire.

There are many cylinders on the market that have been designed to be anti bump, however, very few manufactures have addressed the ever increasing snapping of cylinders. Thieves are becoming more aware of the ability to easily snap a cylinder, and are choosing to exploit this method of entry. By fitting an anti bump and anti snap cylinder you are significantly increasing the security of your family home or place of work by removing the weak point in your security.


About the Anti-Snap Mul-T-Lock

Specifically designed to withstand attack from burglars, the Mul-T-Lock break secure cylinder can be fitted to PVCU windows and doors where Euro profile cylinders are used. In addition to the 7 chamber pin tumbler mechanism standard on all Garrison locks, the Garrison Break Secure cylinder is unique as the cylinder is designed to carry on working even if the cylinder is damaged by attack. It can be keyed alike with other cylinders and padlocks in the Mul-T-Lock range. The locks are British Standard Kite marked and come with a security card that also prevents anyone but the card holder from getting extra keys cut. You could have your house garage and business on one key offering increased security and peace of mind.

With break-ins from cylinder attack on the increase, the mul-t-lock break secure cylinder increases the level of security on traditional euro profile cylinder profiles after attack. Developed to overcome problems found in PVCU and stormproof doors, but suitable for all types, the mul-t-lock break secure cylinder is available in a variety of sizes across the range.


Here at DP Locksmiths we pride ourselves in providing high quality, professional service to all our customers; both domestic and commercial – with an excellent after sales service. Get in touch with our team today to see what we can do for you.

  • Members are trained, vetted, carry I.D. and are periodically assessed
  • Prices are fair, quoted in advance and offer good value
  • Work is fully invoiced and guaranteed
  • CRB Checked


  • Non-Destructive Methods

    Non-destructive methods are used whenever possible on all work we carry out.

  • BS3621 Deadlocks

    We always offer BS3621 Locks to our clients. These types of locks are deadlocks, which provide added security to your home.

  • Fully Insured

    Unlike many other companies across Derbyshire, we have public liability insurance up to the value of £5 million, covering work we carry out.

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