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UPVC windows and doors are very common across the UK, but most people don’t know how vulnerable they are to attack from burglars if the right type of security is not fitted. 

For instance, many new UPVC doors when fitted have excellent multipoint-locking system installed, but can have a huge security issue when the cylinder is  a low standard. These low security cylinders are very easy to break into using a technique called lock snapping this can be done in under a minute with little or no noise, and no mess.  The way this technique works is by ripping off the handles on your door with a pair of vice grips or chisel, then using the vice grips to clamp around the cylinder pushing from side to side causing the cylinder to snap clean out. Then all that’s need is to use a flat head screwdriver to simply unlock the door.

 At UK property locks even our cheapest and lowest security cylinders combat this problem. These cylinders are called anti snap cylinders, they work by having snap lines pre cut on the lock itself so when a burglar attempts to snap the lock out of the door it snaps at the pre cut line preventing the whole cylinder from being removed from the door there for stopping access. This is the absolute minimum security that you should have fitted. We always recommend that you go for a much higher security version of these cylinders as they have more added features to ensure your property stays safe.

UPVC Security Advice

Make sure you double lock your doors buy lifting the handle and physically turning the key every time you leave your home and when you go to bed. Just lifting the handle does not secure your home

Some types of UPVC windows have very low security mechanisms making it very easy for burglar to simply pry them open from outside using a crowbar or even just a screwdriver.  A few simple things you can do to prevent this is upgrading the existing mechanism’s to a more secure version and or installing additional window locks internally to stop the windows being popped open.



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