Q? What are anti-snap locks

A. Anti-snap locks. On average it take as little as 5-10 seconds to snap a standard UPVC door lock. Once the lock has been snapped it only takes a few more seconds to retract the locking mechanism and open the door. This is by far the most common attack used by burglars on UPVC, aluminium and composite doors in the Stockport area. Lock snapping is almost silent and takes less than 30 seconds. It needs no specialist tools and there is absolutley no skill involved.

How can "lock snapping" or "cylinder snapping" be stopped?

Easy. Upgrade your door locks to anti-snap cylinders that achieve the highest level of approval by Sold Secure.
Sold Secure are an independent test body that tests and grades the security of locking systems in the UK. Their SS312 Diamond rating for UPVC, aluminium and composite door locks are regarded as the industry standard and are recommended by police forces, insurance companies and locksmiths.

Homeguard locksmiths can upgrade your UPVC, composite or aluminium door locks the same day. Don't be a victim of lock snapping, upgrade before the burglars call. Watch the attached video to see how fast a burglar can bypass a standard cylinder. https://vimeo.com/200998682

See what West Yorkshire police have to say about fitting a SS312 rated cylinder to your home. https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/advice/home-security/home-security/euro-cylinder-advice

Click the link below to see what services Homeguard locksmiths offer and how we can improve the security of your home.


Can you trust a locksmith


How do you confidently choose a locksmith you can trust with the security of your home?As of 2021 there are no lawful regulations that govern the locksmith industry! Thats right, all you need is a car, some cheap tools off the Web and a winning smile.

Below are a few recommendations from Stockport's Homeguard locksmiths to help you avoid becoming a victim of poor workmanship and being massively over charged by rouge locksmiths.

1. Do your homework. Read the reviews from trusted websites. Fake reviews come in all shapes and sizes but they all have one thing in common, they are short. Usually just two or three words. "Great job" or "Excellent service" or my personal favourite "Nice bloke." Locksmiths are not the most imaginative types, when you are typing fake reviews constantly it's hard to be original! Reviews are hard to come by and most people are simply too busy or just forget when agreeing to leave a review. So large numbers of reviews in a short period of time should be a warning!

2. Check accreditation. Any locksmith worth his salt should be a member of the Master Locksmith Association. A qualified member has to be vetted and have passed the strict British Locksmiths Institute examination process. There are locksmith training institutes out there that have no examination process at the end of a course, simply turn up, attend the course and receive a paper certificate that says you are now qualified! A clear DBS check from the police and the relevant Public Liability insurance should also be in place.

3. Use a local locksmith. National locksmiths have huge overheads like call centres and massive advertising budgets. Where does all that money come from? The customer! Beware, the National locksmith companies and locksmith franchises will buy local telephone numbers to appear like a local company deceiving you before they have even answered your call.Using a local locksmith almost guarantees you will receive a much better service. I would be proud to bump into any of our existing customer in my home town of Stockport.




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