A Brighouse firm is sponsoring a scheme to highlight the dangers of forced entry into homes and how the problem can be solved.
With the intention of highlighting both the lock snapping issue and the solution on a nationwide platform, the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network has recruited Avocet Hardware, based on Elland Road, Brighouse, as its primary sponsor for security products.
The firm manufactures the ABS Snap Secure lock, which features a patented system that guarantees against lock snapping.
Michael Tuck, managing director at Avocet said: “The rise in lock snapping is directly related to the increased use of uPVC and other double glazed doors, which are fitted as standard with a Euro cylinder lock that can be snapped and removed in a matter of seconds with simple DIY tools.
“Our ABS Snap Secure lock has been designed specifically to prevent this crime. It is one of the first locks of its type to be accredited to the new British Standard TS007 (three stars), is the only retro-fit euro cylinder that has passed the new SS312 Sold Secure Diamond standard, and is approved by Secured by Design.
“Switching to an ABS Snap Secure lock is a precautionary measure, but for those who wish to stop crime through prevention and have uPVC doors it simply must be done.”
Jim Maddan, chairman of the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network, added: “As with any crime, prevention is always our goal, which is why we are delighted to have Avocet Hardware on-board as a primary sponsor.”