It is a well-known fact that the term cylinder lock throws a vast net.
Although there are plenty of different types of cylinder locks, the focus will be on a specific type in this article.
Talking about a popular kind of cylinder, we will be able to speak more precisely.
Often, a broad focus provides too much general information.
What makes a Euro profile lock unique?
But what makes them so famous?
Where can we probably find them, and how do they actually work?
Looking at a popular profile, we can also talk about many alarming vulnerabilities.
Outside of harvesting, there are bypasses, drilling techniques, and a specialized method of entering these locks.
Talk about talking about it all.
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Cylinder locks have several standardized profiles, of which the Euro profile is popular.
The name should give you a pretty visible indication of where they are famous.
Specifically, these types of locks are widely used throughout the UK.
Locks are mainly used on residential doors.
Due to the standardization of the lock, the widely advertised weakness has led to increased home theft in the UK.
Due to their security concerns, euro cylinders are not usually used by businesses.
This weakness exists due to the cross-cutting nature of the Euro profile.
Other cross-sectional profiles include Swiss and British oval shapes.
Includes regional profiles of cross-section cylinders such as:
- Rim, i.e., night latch cylinders
- American, the cylinder which is found in the mortise locks.
- Scandinavian oval cylinders
- Key-in-knob set cylinders
- Scandinavian round mortise cylinders
- Ingersoll format cylinders
They do not offer any special features that uniquely qualify them for special use.
Still locking the cylinder does have an advantage.
You can easily remove it without changing the screw operation.
But again, this ease does not even make it an optional lock for a particular task.
What it does do is protect its use.
If you live in an entire house with a specific cylinder profile, the door is built to accommodate that type of lock already.
That’s the biggest reason for its continued popularity.
How Do They Work
As with most European locks, the keys are often quite restrictive.
They usually have paracentric keys, which means that the face compartments extend along the key center.
On the other hand, some have a very wide rectangular connector.
Cylinder locks do not have unique internal mechanisms.
Cores often have a tablet or slot tablet configurations, but there are exceptions.
A fixing hole is a gap that allows the cylinder to be attached to the inside of the door.
The fastening screw is inserted into the door, locking it in place, and this secures the device.
This hole in the metal of the lock makes up the strength of the lock.
When pressed, this perforation will cause the lock to fail.
They are often made of hard plastic or metal.
An actuator or camera is a rotating piece of lock that the key manipulates.
The pebble, in turn, moves the locking screw.
Some Euro profiles are designed to work from one side only at a time so that two people cannot open the lock simultaneously.
Excessive pressure or wear can damage the camera.
It can slip, which will prevent the door from locking.
When the camera slides, it means that it is misaligned, so the key is held while you try to lock it.
Technically, the device can be locked but will need to be unlocked to remove the key.
This may include sacrificial weak points, stainless steel pins (anti-drilling protection), etc.
Anti-temporary cuts do not really prevent breaking.
They provide a point of sacrifice where the device can be retracted and leave enough locking in working condition to avoid compromising safety.
Anti-drilling protection uses stainless steel in the hope that the drilled metal will be softer than the protective metal.
Euro cylinders are stand-alone devices. They are straightforward to remove and install.
The most crucial part of the process is in the preparation.
The shape of the replaceable Euro-cylinder is meaningless because all Euro-cylinders have the exact dimensions.
The necessary preparation is measuring your current lock.
To make accurate measurements, write down the length from the center screw to each end of the cylinder.
Still, it is essential not to measure the entire length of the lock.
The length will be different on both sides of the camera.
Using the whole lock gauge may result in an unbalanced installation.
Try to have the size of the cylinder so that the lock’s face is flush with the door.
This may require you to request a lock with different measurements from the current lock.
You will also need to decide which style suits your needs.
Buy an anti-lock bracket that is fastened on both sides.
Standard cylinders in the euro are too susceptible to forced entry, and finger ignitions make the lock vulnerable to bypass attacks.
You should locate the screw to secure the Euro cylinder.
Then you should measure from the fastening screw to both ends of the lock face, and it is essential to note that you should count both separately.
Finally, you will have to choose a replacement lock based on these measurements and the desired security level.
Unscrew the screw that you identified as the central locking screw.
If you have a faceplate above the handle and door lock, these screws need to be loosened.
There are potentially two very different types of faceplates on the lock.
The faceplate to be loosened is the one that passes through the door handle or the face of the lock, not the faceplate that is parallel to the impact plate.
After removing the appropriate screws and loosening, insert the working wrench into one end of the cylinder.
You will now need to turn the key slightly on both sides while gently pulling the lock towards you.
You are trying to position the camera so that the cylinder slides out of the door.
Most of the time, this will be the most time-consuming and frustrating part.
With a bit of trial and error, you will start to feel the lock move towards you, and it will slide out freely.
When it comes to the review of the process, firstly, you should remove the fastening screw.
Then you should loosen the screws on the front panel of the lock.
The next thing you should do is insert the working key into the lock.
Turn the key on both sides and gently pull the lock towards you.
Continue turning the key until the lock itself slides out of the door.
Installing a cylinder in euros is nothing short of ridiculous.
The replacement process is just a process of removing the reverse.
Insert the new lock into the door hole.
You may need to turn the key inside the lock just as you did to remove the old cylinder.
Once the lock’s face is correctly placed on both sides of the door, you can secure it.
Use a new fastening screw and fasten it firmly.
Keep track of the dimensions of this lock for future maintenance.
Before closing the door, test the lock.
Lift the lever and turn the key.
Lock and unlock the cylinder several times.
The moment the lock is in working condition, it is safe to close the door.
The first thing you should do is insert the key into the cylinder you are installing.
Insert the cylinder into the door, and then you will have to turn the key on both sides while gently inserting the door lock.
Tighten the retaining screw, and tighten the screws on the front panel of the lock as well.
Make sure you do not put a tail on your Euro cylinder, as this allows the lock to be bypassed.
Readers can remember this problem from the piece of locks that provide the illusion of security.
Consequently, you will have to thumb rotation can undermine the core of the Mul-T-Lock MT5.
You can ignore the core with most rollover cylinders.
As long as the key allows access to the handle, it can be rotated.
There are specific tools sold on the open market that can do just that.
In this article, we have avoided shooting several times.
It’s a pretty simple trick.
Access the protruding end of the Euro-cylinder and grasp it with a tool.
Shake the lock until it locks in half.
Remove the lock.
Access the screw and open the door.
The weak point in the euro cylinders is the metal just below the mounting hole.
This gap leaves a very thin piece of metal on both sides of the hole.
The mounting hole perforates the piece that connects both sides of the cylinder.
In addition, there is only a camera that lies in the gap between each side.
Not many hold these locks together, and if the metal is weak, the lock will fail.
Applying firm pressure to the cylinder will break the lock in half.
Once the lock is broken, you can open the door very quickly.
The best way to prevent cracking is to buy locks against the lock or lower the door cylinder.
If it is protruding at all, the lock may break.
It is not enough to align the lock face with the front panel.
You can see in some photos at the crime scene where the floor above the cylinder broke, so that part of the cylinder is exposed.
Once that part is exposed, you can leverage it.
That power can be as simple as shaking your heart.
The mounting screw hole will tighten.
That’s the reason the term “crackle” is used.
With anti-lock cylinders, you will retract the lock in a way that does not impair the lock’s safety.
Beware of locksmiths who drill these types of locks.
If you drill too much in the lock, you will break the drive.
The moment the drive is broken, the lock will not work, not even with the key.
As soon as the drive is broken, you should remove the lock.
This won’t be easy if the lock is against fastening.
If you cannot remove the lock and the actuator breaks down, the cost of entering the house is supplemented by installing a new door.
Please make sure everyone who drills the lock counts how many pins they hit.
The Bottom Line
Euro profile is probably not the best type of lock.
There are many natural weaknesses.
Almost everyone who has one is at risk of theft and theft.
British officials say they would like to see all these profiles replaced.
They are just too weak in terms of design.
You may even want to own some of these locks purely for the collector or locker mentality, but you should not have them in your home.
Ironically, they can be challenging to choose, but criminals do not choose locks, as we have seen many times.
Precautions provide some protection, but they do not prevent your home from being targeted.
There is no vital advantage you get from using this type of lock.
The unbreakable locking core does not solve the problem of their fragility.
It would be best if you used none of this information to commit a crime.
This article exists to educate the non-criminal majority of the public.
Use the information to be safe and do the things you love.