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What is Lock Bumping & Cylinder Snapping

In recent years burglars have found new ways to break into people’s homes.  The most common entry point has always been a vulnerable window or door.  But in the last five years “lock bumping” and “cylinder snapping” have increased as a means of illegal entry.  Ambassador Window Repairs now offer high security locks at prices as low as those charged by others for standard locks.

Lock bumping involves the use of a homemade bump key. This combined with a little knowledge of how most locks work allows anyone to open many common front door locks in just seconds.  Unfortunately the advent of You Tube has allowed burglars to learn both how to make and use a bump key.  The best way to secure your home against this new technique is to fit a new locking cylinder that is resistant to lock bumping.  Ambassador Windows can replace the existing locking cylinder with a new high security locking cylinder in a matter of minutes.  The appearance of the door is unchanged.  You will have 3 new keys and a more secure door.  These high security locks usually costs less than 90 euro.

Lock snapping involves the breaking of a doors key cylinder by appling force to the cylinder.  This can be done in as little as 20 seconds and gives a burglar immediate access to your home.  Again, the best solution is to fit a new high security locking cylinder that is resistant to snapping.  The existing locking cylinder can be replaced with a new high security locking cylinder in a matter of minutes by a professional.  The appearance of the door is unchanged.  You will have 3 new keys and a more secure door.  At Ambassador Window Repairs this usually costs less than 90 euro.

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