I want to upgrade my Euro cylinder door locks to higher-security ones. Unsu
rprisingly, these locks are cheaper on eBay than at my local lock shop. But
I wondered about the safety considerations of buying from an online dealer
. I'm concerned that if I buy online, the dealer will know exactly what key
I'll be using and also my home address. Do you agree that this could compr
omise one's security? Any tips on buying these locks in a safe way at a fav
ourable price would be appreciated.
....."I want to upgrade my Euro cylinder door locks to higher-security
Just be a little careful as to what ebayers (or retailers) consider high
security. In some instances it will just be spool pins which make it
more difficult to pick or rake but can still be drilled or snapped.
You probably want anti-drill and anti-snap.
Once you have them installed how easy would it be to kick the door in.
It is worth reviewing the bigger picture not just the locks if you have
not already done so.
After we had the front door changed to a upvc one a couple of years ago
I upgraded the lock to a kitemarked anti snap/bump/drill. I bought it
from a proper locksmith shop who asked the same question.
Reckoned he'd not heard of a single case locally where entry had been
gained through snapping the lock, but more a couple where the door panel
had simply just been kicked in...
A few years ago we had Mr Plod around to advise on home security. He
told us of a jeweller, who had a steel plate in his front door and
really good locks.
The scrotes went through the wall.
All you need to do is make sure someone else is an easier/better target.
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