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Lock Snapping

Lock snapping (also known as cylinder snapping) is a burglary technique which involves snapping a particular type of lock cylinder in two by applying the right amount of force and removing the outside part to expose the locking mechanism. Watch this BBC video to see how easy it is to get access to your home if you don’t have the right type of lock installed.



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To learn more about lock snapping and how to prevent it you can also download the leaflet below.


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