What is Lock Snapping and How to Prevent it?

Find yourself in a break-in situation? Did you arrive at your house and suddenly you find out that someone broke your lock?

We at Locksmith Auckland are here to help you prevent it from happening again. Please feel free to call us whenever you need a locksmith right away!

In addition, break-in situations occur at all times. It can happen when you leave the house for a few hours or if you go on a vacation for a while. As you know, ordering a professional locksmith to help you is not an option. A broken lock is something that you need to fix right away. That is because leaving your lock damaged or broken means your house isn’t safe.

Therefore, we at Locksmith Auckland are here to help you 24 hours a day. Our technicians are the most professional and experienced so they fix or replace all types of locks. Also, We are a mobile service so we can fix or replace your lock on the spot. 

Moreover, many people don’t know what the meaning of lock snapping is, how to recover from it, and how to prevent it next time. Therefore, we are here to explain what it is and how you can avoid it.

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A short introduction to a Lock Snapping

First of all, “Cylinder snapping”  is a very common method used by burglars to break into a property that has a euro cylinder lock. Second, it may come as a surprise, but lock snapping doesn’t require a specific skill.

Meaning, most thieves that break into a property are simply breaking the lock with no special method.

How does it work?

The method of breaking the lock or snapping involves breaking the cylinder to then manipulate the lock to open.

How long does it take to snap the lock?

It usually takes only 5-10 seconds for a thief to snap the lock.

Further, the most important thing you need to remember is that lock snapping requires no specialist tools or knowledge. Therefore, it is very important to secure your house in the best way you can. The best way to prevent it is by installing a high-security lock that the burglar can’t break.

How to Prevent a broken lock?

As we mentioned before, the best way to prevent lock snapping is by installing the most secure locks (For example, a smart lock with a pin code or a fingerprint).

Moreover, an anti-snap lock can also prevent burglary. This kind of lock is a euro cylinder lock that is tested and approved to SS312 diamond standard.


How a lock will protect against lock snapping:

  • The lock must be tested against lock snapping
    – SS312 Diamond-approved lock cylinders have been tested to resist this particular type of attack.
    – Changing your euro profile cylinders will protect your door, providing you with an anti-snap lock on your door.
  • Fit the lock correctly – a locksmith will also make sure the lock is fitted correctly, not fitting correctly will lead it prone to snapping.
  • There are different sizes of euro locks – Cylinders are available in various sizes, so fitting the correct size is vital.

How to recover from a Lock Snapping

The first thing you should do after finding someone broke into your property is to call the police. Once the police finished their job, you need to order a locksmith to replace your locks right away. We highly suggest you consider replacing your old lock with a much more secured one. Meaning, you can install a smart lock and you can even install a security system.

That way you can make sure all your family and belonging are protected.

To sum up,

We at Locksmith Auckland are available 24 hours a day to come and assist you!

Our technicians are working around the clock so they can come right away.

Just give us a call and we will send a technician to replace your lock.

We will be in your location within only 20 minutes.

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