Master Locksmith Association Approved and Essex Trading Standards Emergency Loocksmith. We are a Genuine family Business Not a call centre Based in Halstead also covering Braintree Sudbury and Surrounding villages

Actfast Locksmiths
Halstead Master Locksmith

Master Locksmiths Association

Graham Cooper
Master Locksmith

Call now 01787 477513

Reg No. 002606

Reg No. BWC248


We offer fast response to: Halstead, Braintree, Witham, Sudbury, Dunmow, Chelmsford, Colchester and surrounding Villages

Lock Snapping

Firstly don’t panic! Lock Snapping is a particular type of attack that is only relevant to Euro Cylinder locks (commonly found in UPVC doors and composite doors), you may also find the term called Cylinder Snapping

How can I Prevent Lock Snapping / Cylinder Snapping?

An alternative specification to look out for is the TS007. BSI Kitemark to this specification however it is important to note that there is a star rating associated with this. In order to protect against lock snapping a 3 star rating needs to be reached. In order to achieve this you can use a 3 star cylinder. We recommend that a 3rd party approval of this standard is sought. For example look for the 3 star kite mark logo. See a list of Kitemarked Lock Cylinders here (external link to the British Standards Institute’s Website) from leading manufacturers such as: ABUS, Assa Abloy UK, Avocet, Eurospec, Imperial Locks, Kaba, Mul-T-Lock, UAP. Visit for full information on how Ultion can prevent this.
An alternative standard is TS007 3star (which the Association of Chief Police Officer’s Secured By Design scheme have equated to SS312 Diamond) and any cylinders meeting this 3 Star Kitemark standard can also be used. The alternative option is to use a 1 star Kitemarked Cylinder in conjunction with 2 star Kitemarked handles.  

See how a antisnap lock recently saved a member of the public from a Burglary

Call Actfast Locksmiths now to specify the correct Cylinder to protect your home on 01787 477513

Actfast Locksmiths are also Trading Standards Approved. We open locks, supply and install locks to wooden UPVC and Metal doors Insurance advice given with fast emergency response to Halstead Braintree Witham Sudbury Suffolk Great Dunmow Earls Colne Sible Hedingham Gosfield Bures Hadleigh Great Notley Raine Felsted Marks Tey Essex