Lock snapping is a method burglars use to gain entry to gain entry to a property by exploiting a vulnerable door cylinder lock. By using a simple tool, burglars can twist and break a door handle backplate to expose the end of the cylinder. The weakest point on a cylinder lock is near the centre screw and if too much of the cylinder protrudes from the door, the cylinder can be clamped, twisted and broken. This completely exposes the door’s locking mechanism and a burglar is then able to turn the cam, which turns the lock. It's simple, fast and unfortunately becoming a very common method of attack.
UAP+ euro cylinders have an anti-snap line on each end so when force is applied to either side, the cylinder will break away to the anti-snap line only, leaving the locking mechanism intact and not allowing access to the property.