UAP TradeLocks have provided residents of Staffordshire village, Lower Ingestre with high security cylinders that protect against popular burglar techniques lock snapping and lock bumping.
UAP were approached by Lower Ingestre Neighbourhood Watch member John Tipper after he was alerted to the risks of lock snapping and bumping by the police at a Neighbourhood Watch meeting. After realising he needed to upgrade his locks, John sent out a bulletin to his group to alert them to the risks. His members responded in haste and asked John to source some suitable locks at a reasonable price.
John researched various cylinder locks with anti-snap and anti-bump features and came across the UAP+ Zero Lift Cylinder which is anti-snap, anti-bump, anti-drill and anti-pick. John then contacted the UAP Sales Department to find out more about how the UAP+ Zero Lift Cylinder could prevent lock snapping and bumping.
The UAP+ Zero Lift Cylinder has snap lines on each end of the cylinder, so when a snap attempt is made the cylinder will only snap at the snap line leaving the locking mechanism intact inside the door. This prevents the burglar from being able to turn the cam to gain access to the property. To protect against lock bumping, the cylinder has a zero lift pin which sits far higher than the rest of the pins, to ensure that a dummy bump key cannot reach it to bump the lock.
As well as being anti-snap and anti-bump the UAP+ Zero Lift Cylinders have been awarded Secured by Design Approval by the Association of Chief Police Officers and the British Standard Kitemark from BSi. They also meet the TS007 3* standard when combined with a 2* security door handle.
Using the UAP Cylinder Gauge, John was able to measure the required cylinder sizes for his neighbours and then place an order for 24 suitably sized cylinders.
John Tipper of the Lower Ingestre Neighbourhood Watch said: I was very happy with the level of service I received from UAP. The locks were very easy to install and meet the specifications recommended to me by the police. Word has been spreading about the anti-snap and anti-bump locks so I may be going back to UAP to place a few more orders.