How can you prevent lock snapping?

Firstly, identify your lock, Do you have a Euro profile cylinder lock in your door which is more than a year or two old? If so, you could be at risk. Secondly, replace your cylinder with one that meets current standards.

The 3 star cylinder solution

The Yale AS Platinum Series Euro Profile cylinder has been independently tested by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and awarded the British Kitemarked TS007:2012 3 star accreditation. It’s also approved by Secured by Design, an official UK Police initiative which supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’.

The AS Platinum Series Cylinder has been developed with a number of additional security features:

1. Snap-Off front section of the cylinder will sacrificially come away if attacked, which will then give the intruder less of the cylinder to attack.

2. Hardened Grip-Deflectors which make gripping the rest of the cylinder difficult.

3. Hardened Reinforced Bar designed not to snap, but to flex in a way that will defeat the vast majority of intruders.

4. Interlocking Cam with strengthening bar provides additional protection and strength to the cylinder.

5. Anti-drill protection.

6. Anti-bump protection.

7. Anti-screw protection.

The combined 3 star solution

Both the Yale KM series and AS series cylinders have been accredited the TS007 1 star standard. This means that when they are used in combination with a 2 star security door handle they achieve a TS007 3 star standard, a maximum security solution.

The standards

TS007:2012 is the industry standard developed in response to concerns over cylinder attacks. The standard is characterised by a 3 star rating system, and can be achieved by combining a 1 star cylinder with a 2 star security door furniture, or using a stand-alone 3 star cylinder. Yale offers both of these solutions to increase your door security allowing you to choose the product that you feel is right for you and meets your requirements.