This is when an intruder uses their specialist lock picks to manipulate your lock to open.
Locks that aren't bump protected can be opened in moments with a bump key and single tap of a hammer.
Millions of the UK's Euro-Cylinders can still be quickly rendered insecure with a cordless power drill.
The fastest growing, quickest, quiet, easiest method of how a burglar will enter your home.
The sacrificial element of a Euro-Protector lock has been designed in a unique way to ensure that when attacked the lock will always break in the correct position.
Many 'anti-snap' locks we test with a sacrificial end still snap in the center giving the intruder access to the center cam and access to your home.
This lock gives an inexpensive dependable anti-snap solution.
Customers of the Euro-Protector also like that they can have the same key not only with other doors in their home but also with garage doors, padlocks, rim locks etc.
The dual colour finish provides a perfect contrast with anodised, chrome and brass handle finishes.
Your Euro Protector lock is delivered with 3 keys as standard, and is unique to 1 in 60,000 combinations. At just £3.70 you can save £5 on every extra key you need if you order them with your lock.
If in future you need more keys you can order genuine Euro-Protector keys from us, or you can have high street key cutters copy them onto a generic blank.
The lock already in your door is not necessarily the best size, watch this video to see how easy it is to get the right size of lock in just a couple of minutes.
Its very easy to mismeasure a cylinder lock whilst its in the door. We strongly recommend taking it out to get an accurate measurement. Be careful if you use a tape measure and not a ruler as the end of some tapes can make it tricky to get the right size.
Cylinders come in 5mm increments, do not reduce the size of your cylinder if your lock sticks out of the existing handle by less than 5mm. PVC french doors sometimes have special central sections making it very difficult to remove and refit a cylinder lock. Please call for advice.
Don't forget, our phone lines are open 6 days a week, so for advice on measuring, fitting or any aspect of door and window security please call one of our advisors.
Fitting your new ultra-secure lock can be as easy as measuring it. All you need is the key and a screwdriver. Watch this video to see how.
In the edge of the door there will be a fitting screw, this needs to be taken out and put to one side.
If you are unable to access the fitting screw (possible in a french door application) then it is wise to consult a qualified locksmith.
To remove or insert a euro-cylinder the key must be turned slightly to line the tongue of the central cam up with the body of the lock, this will enable the cylinder lock to slide in or out. Getting the amount of key turn may require a bit of trial and error, but usually it requires a 15 to 20 degree turn either to the left or right, this is shown clearly on the video. If there is any resistance to removing the cylinder it can help to just loosen the handle screws - sometimes a slightly offset handle can put pressure on the cylinder making it a little stiffer.