may have seen recent reports on television news or in the newspapers of
a weakness in the locks on PVCu doors. The weakness is currently being
exploited by burglars in some areas of the UK, notably the West
Yorkshire Police area. (I’m sure you will have seen recent leaflets
delivered by the police).
of homes across Britain are at risk because of a design weakness in the
old type UPVC Locks; this new design has overcome that security
‘weak spot’ in modern doors has been isolated as the lock cylinder. The
lock in question is not of any particular make, but is the type of lock
fitted to the majority of UPVC, PVCu and some wooden doors throughout
the world, it is commonly known as a Euro Profile Cylinder. It is the
part, which provides the key operation to the multi-point locking
mechanism fitted to the door. No matter how secure or elaborate the
multi-point locking mechanism is, if the cylinder is compromised the
multi-point lock can be opened in seconds without difficulty.