Offering Greater Security

Valley Locks uses British standard locks conforming to BS 3621 and above to TS007 on the 3 star cylinders, ensuring you can relax with the knowledge that your property is secured by the best locks.

Locks offer us a sense of security, but Paul McDermott of Valley Locks, servicing the South Wales Valleys, wants you to have real security. Home and business owners assume that whilst their doors are locked their property is completely safe, unfortunately, that is not always the case, with lock snapping on the increase the chances of a burglary on unbeknown homes and buildings is greater. That is why we offer a no obligation security survey free of charge to raise awareness of security issues in your home.

By taking the correct precautions you could reduce the risk of your family and home being the victims of burglary. Feeling safe in the knowledge you have the correct locks fitted at your property will allow you to feel secure whether you are at home or not.

Lock Snapping or Anti Snap Locks?

2009 saw a big increase in lock snapping, West Yorkshire Police experienced a sharp rise in the number of break ins where the burglars had snapped the euro profile cylinder lock on uPVC doors and then opened the multipoint locking system allowing them to gain entry into the property.

Lock snapping IS spreading in South Wales

A standard euro profile cylinder lock, the type of lock which is fitted to about 90% of all the uPVC, composite, aluminium and timber doors in the UK can be broken in just “13 Seconds” and the multipoint locking system opened by a burglar using no special skills and with nothing more than just two easily obtainable DIY tools! This is due to a design flaw and the soft metal from which the lock is made.

Anti snap locks prevent this exploit and make lock snapping almost impossible to the untrained professional and opportunist crook.
We can supply and fit anti snap locks in Rhondda Cynon Taff and surrounding areas upon request and provide a free security survey indentifying any other weak aspects of your properties security.

Please see the videos below, filmed by the BBC, highlighting the dangers of lock snapping.

I am Still not Convinced about Lock Snaping

Below is a series of imagery explaining lock snapping in more detail, how and why lock snapping is so easy and what can be done to prevent it advertising the Brisant Lock Range. A high security lock that we here at Valley Locks fit to homes and businesses in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Also, a Gentle Warning to New Home Owners.

Do you know how many people have keys for your property? After buying a new home you may think it is an unnecessary expense to pay for new locks, but it is essential. The cost of having good locks fitted to your property is far less than that of having to replace your possessions. Fitting insurance approved locks drastically reduces your chances of being a victim of crime.

Valley Locks RCT use both ABS and Brisant locks, which are top branded security locks, ensuring you can relax with the knowledge that your property is secured by the best anti snap locks.

Contact Us

3 Clark Street
Mid Glamorgan

Mobile: 07711044869 **24 Hour
Local: (01443) 773812 **9am-6pm

Area Covered

Rhondda Valleys




Port Talbot




Merthyr Tydfil