If you are experiencing difficulties with any of the door locks in or around your property or just want to change or upgrade your door locks then contact us today.
Problems with UPVC door locks
UPVC door locks usually fail in one of two ways; either the key goes in but won’t turn or the key goes in but won’t lock the door. If the key won’t turn in the lock then the barrel has probably failed and will need to be replaced. If the key goes in and turns but won’t lock the door then it could be that the multi-point mechanism has failed.
If the door won’t fully close then it is likely that the seal is damaged or incorrectly seated. Adjusting the seal may be all that is required but if it is damaged then it will need to be replaced.
If you decide to have new keys cut always test them before storing them safely away. A badly cut key can mean that you won’t be able to lock or unlock the UPVC door at a critical time in the future.
Updating or upgrading your door locks
You can have your out of date UPVC multi point locking mechanisms upgraded for the higher security locking units. Also modern door locks can provide the benefits anti-snap, anti-bump, anti-pick, and anti-drill giving you extra piece of mind for your security.
We will be happy to survey your locks for you and give no obligation advice as a result.
What is lock snapping?
Lock snapping is a burglary technique which involves snapping a particular type of lock cylinder in two by applying the right amount of force and removing the outside part to expose the locking mechanism. Once the locking mechanism is exposed, it's open to tampering which allows the door to be unlocked using simple household tools.
What is lock bumping?
Lock bumping is a popular technique used by criminals to open cylinder locks and deadbolt locks by using a specially designed key called a bump key or 999/ rapping key.
This technique is immensely powerful and allows a large variety of locks to be opened in no time.
Bump keys are special keys cut to take advantage of the mechanics of pin tumbler locks. Basically it is a standard key that has all the cuts (valleys) at maximum depth so that it can fit it into all locks.