Anti Snap Lock Specialists In Leeds

What's the problem?

Lock Snapping In Leeds and West Yorkshire is on the increase! Thieves are easily exploiting a massive weak spot on euro profile cylinders which are fitted to 99% of all UPVC doors with just a couple of cheap hand tools. A big selling point of UPVC doors is always the multipoint locking mechanisms and how secure they are. What they don't tell you is that the euro cylinders supplied with the doors are so weak the multipoint lock can be manipulated open in under 30 seconds. Locksmiths and the police have known about this weakness for a while but now unfortunately that information is in the wrong hands and burglary's through lock snapping are getting increasingly more common around Leeds and West Yorkshire. 

The lock snapping technique involves breaking the cylinder at the weakest point to expose a vital part of the locking mechanism. Once this part is exposed the mechanism can be quickly and easily unlocked, meaning no key is required to open the door. 


Ultion Anti Snap Lock

Anti Snap Locks Fitted In Leeds

What's the solution to lock snapping?

The good news is there's  now a solution to lock snapping. 1st Defence Locksmiths Leeds can now supply and fit anti snap locks to upvc and composite doors to combat the lock snapping technique. This is a very quick and cost effective solution which significantly increases the security of your property and eliminates the weakness found in the standard euro cylinders. We can supply various brands with different levels of lock snapping protection. These range from budget right up to the top of the range TS007 3 star and Diamond standard rated cylinders. Our top of the range diamond standard cylinders even come with a £5000 lock snapping guarantee. This means if your lock is snapped and entry is gained you will receive £5000 from the manufacturer. This shows the level of confidence and security in this model of lock.

Whenever we attend a burglary where the lock snapping technique has been used to gain entry 100% of customers choose to upgrade to anti snap locks, once we show them the difference between a standard euro lock and an anti snap euro lock. Although we have repaired the damage caused and upgraded the security with anti snap locks, unfortunately the burglary has already been committed. So our advice is upgrade early, don't wait until its too late! 

We only ever use top quality brands of anti snap locks. We NEVER use cheap copy's or low quality ineffective brands. Its worth noting that not all brands of anti snap locks offer the same resistance to lock snapping. Many company's are fitting poor quality anti snap locks which are still leaving homes vulnerable due to there poor design!

High Security Door Handles 

In addition to anti snap locks we can also supply and fit high security door handles. These handles offer another layer of protection against lock snapping. They can be fitted in conjunction with any type of euro lock. This means you don't have to have an anti snap lock to be able to have a high security door handle.

These handles have a rounded design so not only do they look super modern and stylish, but they also prevent access to the lock by intruders. The handles are 2 star security rated and comprise of a cylinder guard to prevent drilling, rounded edges to prevent gripping and thicker reinforced bolts. 

Our high security handles also have a revolutionary locking button fitted to the internal handle. Once this button is depressed it prevents the door from being opened even if its unlocked from the outside. 

Available in a huge range of colours you can be sure these handles will suit any upvc or composite door.

High security handle fitted in Leeds
Internal high security handle with locking button


With no call out fee or VAT you can be sure we are one of the most competitively priced locksmith company's in Leeds for anti snap lock installation!

Not sure if you already have anti snap locks fitted? We can arrange to come and check your existing locks if you unsure whether or not you have anti snap locks fitted, completely free of charge!

For more information please feel free to contact us



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