Anti-Snap Anti-Bump Thumbturn Euro Cylinder from UAP
(Polished Brass or Nickel Plated finish)
High security, quality & performance thumbturn cylinder!
This High security, quality and cost-effective, anti-snap, anti-bump, thumbturn cylinder lock provides many security features at a fraction of the cost. Proving to be a excellent choice for anyone wanting low cost, high security thumbturn cylinders.
Manufactured to British Standard (EN1303: 2005), this is a cylinder that you can trust.
Why choose this lock ?
- BSI Kitemark
- Tested to BSEN 1303:2005, the highest European security grade
- Meets PAS 024:2007
- 3 Anti-pick pins to protect the lock
- Anti-Snap - more about this below
- Anti-Bump - more about this below
- Anti-Screw - AKA plug pull
- Over 30,000 combinations for ultimate key security
- Tested to over 100,000 cycles
- Secured by Design - product recommended by Association of Chief Police Officers
Anti-snap cylinders stop burglars in their tracks and it only takes a couple of minutes to change your lockto avoid it!
This example shows a standard cylinder, but the same is true for the thumbturn variation
Why choose an Anti-snap lock?
Burglars can use simple tools like mole grips to twist and break the handle backplate to expose the end of the cylinder. The weakest point on a euro cylinder is the area around the middle fixing screw and if too much of the cylinder protrudes from the door the cylinder can be clamped, twisted and broken in a simple action. With simple tools the burglar is able to insert something into the door and turn the locking points to open the door. It's simple and fast and is a common attack method.
Anti-snap cuts should always be on the outside. Our cylinders have anti-snap cuts on both sides of the lock, which means that getting the correct cylinder is easier and negates the headache of deciding which way round to order.
Anti-snap cuts are designed into the lock approximately 15mm from the end of the cylinder. As soon as any reasonable force is applied to the end of the cylinder, the cylinder will break at the anti-snap shear line. The attack is stopped because the end of the cylinder is behind the door line. The anti-snap cylinders will still allow you to use your key even though they are shorter but the lock and handle will need replacing.
What is the Anti-Bump / zero lift mechanism?
This system ensures that even if a key is cut low enough to bump the number 10 pin it will be too low to make contact with the zero pin. Cutting a key high enough to make contact with the zero pin will result, every time, in overlift of the number 10 pin. It is a truly formidable barrier to lock bumping.
The UAP+ cylinder also features anti-pick pins, anti-drill cuts and double anti-plug pull cuts to further reinforce the lock’s security.
Why is Anti-Bump so important?
The term Lock Bumping describes the process in which an adapted key is inserted into common pin-based locks and through application of torque and strikes to the key the door can be opened in seconds.
Such attacks are increasing across the UK and leave little or no visable signs of damage, which can hamper any subsequent insurance claim.
Although sourced from an American news channel, the Lock Bumping video on the right describes a threat that is equally relevant to us in the UK. So much so that a number of authorities recommend the fitting of Anti-Bump locks to all external doors.
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