How To Prevent Burglars Using Lock Snapping to To Steal My Car Keys

Burglar Stealling Car Keys Ant snap Locks not Fitted

Stopping Burglars and Car Thieves with Anti-Lock Snapping Locks

Car manufacturers are doing a great jog with car security. This drives burglars to alternative means to steal your car with a quick and simple method known as lock snapping.

Using lock snapping a burglar can get into your home with 20 seconds, extremely quietly.

So, it is with increasing frequency burglars are getting hold of people’s car keys very quickly after breaking into their homes with this method of lock-snapping. This really simple method, literally snapping lock cylinders using cheap mole grips, gaining access to your valuables in the hallway. Car keys are a generally the target because the criminals can then have complete access to your car or van. No noise of breaking glass, no car alarms alarms, simply the ability to steal your car in under 30 seconds

The good news is that there are cost effective ways to prevent burglars from lock-snapping.

Step 1: Fit Anti-snap high security locks

As one of the trusted locksmiths in Bristol and the wider Avon & Somerset area, we have tried and tested high security locks and can work with you to select and fit the right locks for your needs and your budget. We fit anti-snap locks for commercial premises and with our locksmiths services for homes.

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Lock barrels should always be at least British Standard BS3621 for the safety of your car, your home and your family. There are a number of different lock standards to look for, such as TS007 3 Star Rating, Secured by Design, SS312 Sold Secure Diamond Accredited amongst others, but all UK locks should have BS3621. This type of accreditation is often the standard that insurance companies accept.

The Master Locksmiths Association and has some great advice with their article… BEST ANTI-SNAP LOCK STANDARDS FOR 2021


Step 2: Keep Your Car Keys Out of Reach

Burglar are opportunists and more likely to try to steal your car if they can see your car keys from outside your home, and easy to grab either through the letterbox or snapping your door lock. The best advice is to keep the your car keys hidden and out of view.

Secondly, consider fitting a cage over the inside of your letter box to prevent burglars “fishing” through it for your keys. It is easy when you come home late and tired to remember to hide your keys so this simple tactic will help you ion those forgetful moments, and it is very cheap to install.


Other Home & Car Security Resources

Avon and Somerset Police – Vehicle Crime Reduction Advice.

Avon and Somerset Police – Ensure your Property is Secure

Avon and Somerset Police’s key warning after spate of car key thefts

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