toomush2drink wrote:To help us help you can you give us a better description of your lock ? Does it have any writing on the face plate ? Does it say 3 lever, 5 lever or have bs3621 on the plate ?
Right then... It's got a BS mark on it but I can't read the number (presumably BS3621, then). I think the brand name is "Egg" (all lowercase in a very chubby, rounded sans font), and it has "5 lever" stamped underneath that. There's also an odd-looking logo - looks a bit like a sycamore seed, standing vertically, although it might be a profile of a bird's head with really tall plumage, I can't tell.
The house is only three years old, by the way, so it shouldn't be an ancient lock I don't suppose.
toomush2drink wrote:If you look throught the keyhole what do you see ? , colour, any dimples or a circular piece at the top of the keyhole with a small cut out.
Nothing like that, that I can see. No colours - the steel just looks grey. The "barrel" of the lock looks totally featureless, save for the gap at the bottom where the key goes in.
As for scratches around the lock - I think most of these have been done with the keys. I've had a good nosey in there and can't see anything special at all. False alarm, maybe.
To the suggestions of weathering: Yeah that would've been my first suspicion too, but it's been baking hot here in the UK for a few weeks, no real change in weather at all, and the door doesn't seem to be affected when the seasons change anyway.
I can only assume some smackhead's been half-heartedly trying to force it so I'll have to go buy a cricket bat. Living in Yorkshire, you can do that without arousing too much suspicion ;O)