Just wondered on opinions on the Yale pro-key lock. Info at http://www.yale.co.uk/pdfs/cylinders.pdf
I live in a Bryant house which has multi locking doors with cheopo euro cylinders whcih also protruded from the lock so I guess could be snapped off. I am not a very talented picker but could pick these locks in under 5 mins.
I decided to invest for the Yale Pro-Key range which is a 7 pin lock. 6 conventional pins (With some of them spooled) and on the bow of the key there is a protruding pin which interacts with a pin in the cylinder. This allows for a patent so I have to sign a document before duplicates are made and I guess the control pin would have to be depressed before conventioal picking.
Since it just looks like a convential cylinder my guess is a theif would not even know about the control pin and without seeing to that the lock would not be picked.
Its graded to CEN 5 for secuity and contains anti drill protection. I also got the correct size so the cylinder is now flush with the lock.
I know there are a few UK Lock smiths here on the forum and just wondered what your opinion of the lock was?
PS I do realise that most breakins are by force or brick through the window but wonder as houses and pvc doors get more secure with multi point locking the cylinder is now becoming the weakest link.