Handlestore provide a wide range of replacement double glazing spares for uPVC, aluminium and timber wood windows and doors.
Founded in 2004 and now one of the UK's leading online uPVC window and door hardware retailers. Our business is built on service, quality and integrity. Hear what our customers have to say in our testimonials section.
Based in Aldridge near Walsall in the West Midlands at a purpose built warehouse/technical centre.
Product sales across Europe and the UK. High quality product portfolio that includes the leading European brands of hardware.
Reasons to buy:
When you deal with HandleStore.com you are dealing with professional people you can trust to be your reliable partner for all things window and door hardware now and into the future.
The Lock Bumping Problem:
Secretive knowledge held by locksmiths for many years is now in the public domain thanks to the internet. A simply adapted key can be inserted into common pin based locks and used to bump open your door in seconds! Concerned? You should be!
If this technique is used on a door with a euro cylinder, you may not realise for some time that some of your valuables have been stolen. Try reporting that to your insurance company. No sign of forced entry means no payout!
Lock bumping occurs when a false key bounces (via a hammer or similar tool) all the pins inside the cylinder to a straight line thereby allowing the key to turn. With the right key design and practice your lock can be bumped in seconds.
Study the diagram to the left and observe the 6 lower pins above the springs. These are all the same length and the job of your house key is to create a straight line at this intersection inthe barrel allowing the barrel to turn. Weak springs and key design (not shown) allow the pins to 'jump' via vibration. A quick snatch of the key which is timed as the pins line up will open the lock.
Pin based cylinders, typically found in uPVC door locks, have no resistance to bumping so be aware of brand versus functionality as they can be two very different things. More information on a different form of lock crime is LOCK SNAPPING and this is worthy of a read too.
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