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Home security these days have never been more advanced with EPS Anti Pick Cylinder locks, but what does it all mean? This broken down guide will explain how door locks are picked and how anti pick cylinder locks can prevent your home from being burgled. Picking a lock seems so simple now. By typing in ‘How to pick a lock’ into Google, the first search offers a 9 step guide with pictures. It’s frightening to know that anybody can simply learn how to pick a lock from looking on the internet and purchasing the correct tools.
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How does picking a lock work?
Okay so the burglar will have 2 tools, a tension wrench and a pick. The tension wrench is inserted into the bottom of the key hole and holds the cylinder to the side which it opens. The pick is then inserted and pushes the pins up to manipulate the upper pin. This upper pin will sit slightly on the shear line. This is repeated for all pins. Once all the upper pins are ‘set, the tension wrench is turned as the cylinder is unlocked and the door will simply open. I have never tried this myself but I feel I could give it a go after researching about how it works! What is good to know is that there are not many lock picking facts or statistics online, which means they don’t happen very often, or nobody wants to talk about it! The internet seems to think that most people simply ‘forget’ to lock their door therefore allowing a burglar attack to happen without knowing. Either way, don’t leave your home security on the lowest standard as you could potentially be inviting somebody into your home, unauthorised!
How does an EPS Anti Pick Euro Cylinder lock work?
So, EPS Euro cylinders are much harder to pick than your average door cylinder lock. The pins are on the bottom of the cylinder rather than the top which means gravity cannot help when the lock is trying to be picked. The bottom of the cylinder lock accommodates the pins and springs meaning you would have to push the pins down and hold the tension more than if the pins were on the top. Within the plug of the cylinder (the inside tube part) there is an extra safety measure. This is called the shear or detainer bar. This bar is slotted into the side of the plug and acts as a barrier or a ‘stop’ to prevent the cylinder from turning without the correct keys, even if the cylinder has been picked. This extra security bar works alongside the unique key which has a code on it. When the key is inserted, the bar lays flat therefore allowing the cylinder plug to turn with ease. For more information on the Patent protected keys, follow this link: https://www.locksonline.co.uk/community/2015/06/high-security-keys-explained-a-locks-online-guide/
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So hopefully after reading this article, you can see how important it is to use a high security cylinder lock. If you do not have one already and which to change the cylinder in your door, don’t panic. Most of the time it’s simply just a quick change of the cylinder however others may require a new deadbolt lock itself. If you need any more information about how the EPS Euro Cylinder lock can work for you, contact our team today on 01646 698218 or email us on email@example.com. Our team are here to offer any advice needed, no matter how big or small the problem is!