What are anti bump locks?
Anti-bump locks work by having more pins and specially made keys, having shallow pin stacks to prevent them ‘jumping’ up or locks that have programmable side bars and no top pins. Locks that use rotating disks also protect against bumping, keeping your door securely shut.
What type of locks are on uPVC doors?
There are five types of locking operation for Upvc doors: Lift Leaver, Nightlatch Locking, Key Wind, Fast Locking (Europa Plus) and Automatic Locking. Please see the diagram below for a description of the different Upvc door locking types.
Can you put a bolt lock on a uPVC door?
4. Hinge Bolts/Dog Bolts. Hinges bolts also known as Dog Bolts are used to improve the security of uPVC doors and can be fitted to any outward opening door. When the door is closed hinge bolts will prevent the door from being forced open off the hinges.
Does bumping a lock damage it?
Lock bumping takes only an instant to open the lock. The lock is not visibly damaged, although the force of the bump can leave an indentation on the front of the cylinder. Certain clicking and vibrating tools designed for bumping can also be used. These allow for rapid repetition of bumping.
How do I know if my locks are anti snap?
The only way to know if your lock is anti-snap is to take your lock out of your door and look for the anti-snap lines. If you are still unsure, it’s always best to ask a professional locksmith for assistance in checking your locks as your security is extremely important.
How do I know if I have an anti snap lock?
The lock is an SS312 Diamond Approved Cylinder One way of identifying if a lock is anti-snap is by making sure your lock is an SS312 Diamond Approved Cylinder. SS312 Diamond is the highest level of approval for a euro cylinder lock.
How do I know if my door is composite or uPVC?
uPVC doors are made purely with plastic, whereas composite doors are made from a number of different materials which are compressed and glued together in high pressure conditions. Composite doors defeat uPVC doors in thickness at 44mm as they are only 28mm.
Is it illegal to have a bump key?
California. It’s not illegal to purchase and own lock pick tools, Bump keys, bolt cutters, and the like in California. But a person is charged with a misdemeanor if there’s intent to use the tools to break or enter a building without due permission.
Do bump keys ruin locks?
The “bumper” needs to bump the key hard enough to jar the pins, but not so much that the lock or key is damaged. Bumping the key causes the pins to jump slightly. As long as the shear line is unblocked, the cylinder can turn and the lock will open.