This is not a new problem. The phenomenon of lock snapping has been around for years. Locksmiths have been using this method to gain entry through doors legitimately for many decades. Burglars latched onto this method in the early 2000s and it has been a problem for homeowners ever since.
In recognition of this, in 2006 we made the decision to only ever install snap resistant cylinders going forwards to all the doors we manufacture. We have stuck rigidly to this policy ever since. We currently fit the 3 star Ultion cylinder into all of our doors which is anti snap / anti bump / anti pick – and is the market leader.
It is fair to say that we have noticed a general upward trend in recent years with potential customers contacting us stating that they have had their home broken in to – siting ‘cylinder snapping’ as the method of entry. Finesse customers have always been one step ahead of this ever-increasing threat as their homes have been protected with our ‘snap resistant’ and latterly ‘anti snap’ locking cylinders. As technology has improved and cylinders have advanced we have always adopted the latest upgraded products into our standard product specification.