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pierre_pierre
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PVC Door Locks

the TV program is on Freesat 966 if you are not in Yorkshire

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-17075027
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Rise in 'lock snapping' burglaries in West Yorkshire
Ch Supt Paul Money Ch Supt Paul Money said lock snapping accounted for 27% of all burglaries in December
A quarter of all burglaries in West Yorkshire are being committed by criminals using a technique called "lock snapping", police have revealed.
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annerimmington
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Re: PVC Door Locks

That is worrying as I live in West Yorkshire and have UPVC doors  Shocked
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Re: PVC Door Locks

it only applies if your lock sticks out quite a way from the door, if it's fairly flush against the PVC then it won't be applicable to you.
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Re: PVC Door Locks

My locks, fitted a year ago are supposed to be bump and snap proof and are Police approved.
I live in South Yorkshire.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: PVC Door Locks

wouldn't think it is just Yorkshire
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Good old EU rubbish again, whats wrong with Yale.
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Re: PVC Door Locks

Yales don't work very well in uPVC.. then again I have a nice solid wood door with a Yale and a five lever mortice lock Smiley
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Re: PVC Door Locks

This shows the problem
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pierre_pierre
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Re: PVC Door Locks

what does Crazy
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the lock needs to stick out further than that one Jim, see http://www.locksmithbristol.co.uk/uPVClocksnapping.html
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Re: PVC Door Locks

actually that is about the same - just different angle - it looks to be over 10mm on my picture
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Re: PVC Door Locks

A quick look at you tube videos will show that the vast majority of locks and padlocks can be opened in seconds.
Even details on how to make and use a key to open yale locks in seconds has been posted on you tube.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: PVC Door Locks

have to ask the bod who fitted my doors
Back door 5 mm  Front door 10 mm
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You could fit a security light on the back of the house.
Some burglars are getting on a bit and have failing eyesight so need all the help they can get Crazy
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Re: PVC Door Locks

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the lock needs to stick out further than that one Jim, see http://www.locksmithbristol.co.uk/uPVClocksnapping.html

I bet the whole door costs less than the price of some of those locks.
They are only like a simplified Yale lock anyway (cost under £20).
I wonder what would happen with a bolster chisel and a club hammer?

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Re: PVC Door Locks

Bloke came yesterday afternoon to measure me up for the Avocet ABS anti snap locks.    Said my present ones were the worst possible for would-be break-ins (confirmed on the BBC programme last night, they timed an ex-burglar and it took him less than 2 minutes to break into a house............and he said he was slow and could do it quicker) Shocked Shocked    I`ll definitely feel safer once they are fitted on Thursday.