upvc door lock repairs durhamMobile Locksmith Durham is the leading specialist in uPVC door lock repairs and upgrades in Durham. We can cover everything from adjusting a door to the replacement of locks and mechanisms.

We carry a wide range of locks, mechanisms and all things UPVC lock-related.

We fix a number of uPVC door and window issues including:

  • Multipoint Locks
  • Window locks and window handles (including “floppy handles”)
  • Deadbolts
  • Sash Locks
  • Patio Door locks
  • Hinges

Lock snapping on uPVC Doors

Lock snapping In Durham Is getting more and more common. Thieves are easily exploiting a massive weak spot on most Euro profile cylinders. A big selling point of uPVC doors is always the multipoint locking mechanisms and how secure they are, but what they don’t tell you is that the euro cylinders are so weak the multipoint lock can be manipulated open in under 30 seconds. Locksmiths 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 County Durham area. 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 unlocked meaning no key is required to open the door and the 5-point locking system is opened in seconds.

Fortunately, now there is an answer to lock snapping. Anti-snap locks are now available and are getting better and better all the time. Anti-snap locks have new purpose-built weak points built into the cylinder so when the lock is attacked the cylinder will break on the sacrificial mark instead of at the weak point in the middle leaving the rest of the cylinder very difficult to grip. Also, a lot of the newer euro cylinders are strengthened across the old weak point as well offering maximum security.

We fit anti snap locks which are British Standard approved so you can be assured you are getting maximum protection against lock snapping. We also have other high-security locks depending on budget. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or for a free no-obligation quote.