Introducing the £1,000 Yale anti-snap cylinder guarantee


With research revealing that there were a staggering 644,000 domestic burglary incidents in England and Wales last year alone[1] and with 70% of these burglars gaining entry through a door[2], it is now more important than ever that maximum-security locks are in place to offer protection from potential break-ins.

The Platinum 3 Star Cylinder is Yale’s most secure lock yet; so much so in fact that Yale is offering a £1,000 guarantee in the unlikely event that the cylinder is snapped under attack due to a forced break-in.

The Yale anti-snap cylinder guarantee provides ultimate peace of mind to homeowners and in turn, fabricators, distributors, and installers. In the event of a burglary or break-in taking place at a home due to a prolonged attack on a Yale Platinum 3 Star Cylinder, Yale will offer a goodwill payment of £1,000 for the inconvenience (subject to the terms and conditions*).

Paul Atkinson, Sales and Commercial Director of Yale Door and Window Solutions, comments: “We have the utmost confidence in the performance of our Yale Platinum 3 Star Cylinder and are extremely pleased to be able to launch this latest assurance to our customers.

“The anti-snap cylinder guarantee promises consumers that one of the crucial components of the door – the profile cylinder – is supplied by an experienced, market leading manufacturer. The guarantee truly demonstrates the confidence we have in our product here at Yale, generating a feeling of trust for the consumer.

“The Yale Platinum 3 Star Cylinder provides maximum security against known attack methods, it can be suited and re-pinned at Yale’s head office in the Midlands or by kite mark approved stockists. The 3 star cylinder has been independently tested by BSI to be awarded the British Kitemarked TS007:2014 3 Star accreditation – a standard developed in response to concerns around cylinder attacks.

“In addition, the 3 Star Cylinder has been tested to the British Standard BS EN1303:2005 and is Secured by Design approved – meaning it could save homeowners money when it comes to renewing their insurance premiums.

As well as being anti-snap, anti-bump, anti-pick and anti-drill, the Yale 3 Star Cylinder also features a sacrificial front section which secures the home in the event of a snap attack.

*For full terms and conditions and more information on the Yale anti-snap cylinder guarantee, please visit

[1] ONS Property Crime Tables (April 2017 – March 2018)

[2] ONS Nature of Crime Burglary - Domestic Burglary in a dwelling (April 2017 – March 2018)