Counter Core Pulling – Call Locksmith 365 directly

Counter Core Pulling – Call Locksmith 365 directly

Counter core pulling - call locksmith 365


Burglars are becoming more and more cunning. They all have different tricks up their sleeves to easily make your home within at steps. Many locks they manage to disrupt by one such trick, namely core pulling.

In the intervening time that you are away for a while, burglars have invaded your home or premises in no time. In no time, everything was emptied. Core pulling, also known as cylinder pulling, is not possible with the security cylinders and fittings that Locksmith 365 installs. These locks are specially resistant to core pulling.

What is core pulling/ cylinder pulling?

Core pulling involves removing the core/cylinder from the lock. As a result, the lock loses its function. After a few minor actions, burglars are inside at lightning speed. To accomplish this, special tools are used.

Many locks have a cylinder that protrudes a bit from the lock. This is the part where you have to turn your key. To enable lock pulling, burglars use a drill, core screw, core puller or claw hammer and wrench.

They first drill the core screw directly into the cylinder. Using a core puller and wrench, and a little force, they pull the core cylinder out of the lock. Then they only need to use a construction key to open the door. Within a minute, burglars will be in your home or property, ready to take all your valuables.

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Anti-niche cylinder and hardware – Resistant to cylinder withdrawal

Pulling a cylinder lock is a piece of cake for burglars. But how should you prevent cylinder pulling? Purchase anti-niche cylinder locks , or locks that feature cylinder pull protection. In addition, it is also possible to choose a security hardware with core pull protection.

Cylinder pull prevented – Anti key pull cylinder
Many cylinders are perfect prey for burglars. Probably your cylinder lock as well. Replace your old anti-key cylinder lock, with an anti-key cylinder lock. These cylinders stay firmly locked in the lock. This will keep burglars out.

Cylinder pull prevented – Security hardware with cylinder pull protection
In this hardware, the cylinder is shielded by hard metal. There is only an opening for your key. This makes cylinder pulling an impracticable job. In addition, the whole lock is excellently protected.

First, the key entry area rotates. This makes it more difficult to see the cylinder and to insert a drill bit with a core screw. It takes the burglar a long time. Second, when the screw is finally drilled in, there is no way the burglar will get the cylinder out. This is because the cylinder is securely fastened in the lock by the core pull protection. Core pulling becomes an impossible task and the door remains unopened.

This security lock is also resistant to cylinder breakage, also called the Bulgarian method. In this method, the cylinder is broken off with special pliers.

SKG Hallmark – Extra secure against core pulling cylinder

Would you like to be double secured against core pulling? Then choose anti-niche cylinder or  a security hardware with core pull protection, with the SKG seal of approval. These locks cannot be forced with any possibility. As a result, you will always feel safe in your home. In addition, you will leave your home with peace of mind. A nice feeling.

The abbreviation SKG stands for Foundation for Quality Facade Construction. SKG locks are only assigned the seal of approval if they are burglar-resistant.

SKG Hallmark

Well there is a difference between the locks. In fact, the foundation works with stars. In total, they award 1, 2 or 3 stars to locks. The more

stars a lock has, the more burglar-resistant the lock is.

  • 1 star: burglar-resistant
  • 2 stars: heavy burglar resistance
  • 3 stars: extra heavy burglar resistance

Locksmith 365 installs anti-key pull cylinders or security locks with core pull protection, with the SKG seal of approval. From 1 to 3 stars. Call us immediately! Within a short time, we will be at your door and skillfully and quickly replace your old locks for brand new security locks. Locksmith 365 makes your home burglar-proof.

Security tips besides cylinder pulling

With anti-knocking cylinders and hardware, you are protected against cylinder pulls. But how do you make your home completely burglar-proof? Follow the following tips or take the following precautions. This will deter burglars.

Tip 1. Additional locks for windows and doors
Have extra locks installed at windows and doors. Usually these are secondary locks. Do choose secondary locks that have the SKG seal of approval and always lock these locks when you leave. This way, you make it difficult for burglars to open doors and windows.

Tip 2. Have a burglar alarm installed
A burglar alarm goes off with a lot of noise or signals the police when someone tries to enter the house or premises. You usually turn this alarm on with a particular button when you leave or go to sleep. This provides a sense of security. The alarm does not sound or stops when you enter a code. It is also wise to put a burglar alarm sticker on your window or near your door. Burglars are therefore not as likely to choose your home or business premises.

Tip 3. Police Hallmark Safe Housing
If your home or commercial property meets the requirements of the Police Quality Mark Safe Living, a Police Quality Mark sticker will be placed on your window and/or at your front and back doors. Your home or property is 50% less likely to be broken into with the seal of approval.

Are you curious what the requirements are? Click here.

Take precautions against core pulling

Tip 4. Vacation precautions
Are you going on vacation soon? We understand that you are extremely happy to get away from it all. Just don’t share this on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. Not even when you are on vacation. This is how burglars find out that no one is home. Only inform your friends and family about your vacation and wait with the vacation snaps until you are back home.

In addition, make sure your home is not spick and span when you go on vacation. Leave some plates and glasses on the kitchen counter or in the living room. Make sure the cushions on your sofa are not dead straight and that the dining chairs are somewhat shifted. Also, you should not close your curtains completely. If burglars find out the curtains have been closed for a week, they know you are on vacation. It should look like living in the house. That way burglars will think you are home.

What other work does Locksmith 365 perform?

In addition to installing anti-key pull cylinders and security hardware for home security, we perform more work.


The benefits of Locksmith 365

Why should you choose Locksmith 365? With us, you benefit from many advantages.

  • Available 24/7. On weekdays, weekends and holidays. Day and night. We are at your service 24/7.
  • On site within 30 minutes. We understand better than anyone that problems with locks need to be solved immediately. That is why we are at your doorstep within 30 minutes. Locksmith 365 considers it very important, that our customers are safe in their own homes or premises.
  • Door open at lightning speed. Need to get into your home or property quickly, but forgot or lost your key? Perhaps your key has been stolen? Besides being with you quickly, we will have your door unlocked without a key in no time .
  • Opens doors 100% damage-free. You are careful about your door and so are we. Don’t be afraid that your door will be damaged. We open doors guaranteed to be 100% damage-free.
  • Efficient, skilled working method. Because of our efficient and skilled methods, you can be sure that we will do an excellent job.
  • Familiar with all locks. Through our years of experience, we have become familiar with all locks. For us, no lock is too difficult. We even open security locks.
  • Always equipped with the right equipment. We always carry the right equipment. Our modern professional equipment allows us to open, replace and repair your lock quickly and efficiently.
  • Over 7 years of experience. For over 7 years, Locksmith 365 has been replacing, opening and repairing various locks. We have helped over 10,000 people, in Amsterdam and surrounding areas, with their locks. With success!
  • Fixed low price. With us, you will not encounter any surprises. We use a fixed low day and night rate.
  • Various payment options available. Don’t have cash on you? This is not a problem! At Locksmith 365, it is also possible to use debit cards or money transfers.
  • Free Service. Does your door squeak or jam? Then our very customer-friendly locksmiths will be happy to help you solve this problem. Do you have questions about how to make your home or property completely burglar proof? Locksmith 365 will give you a comprehensive consultation free of charge. We only leave when you are 100% satisfied.

In what situations does Locksmith 365 help you?

We at Locksmith 365 have years of experience in the field of locks. In the following situations, we are very happy to help you: 

  • We repair breakage damage.
  • We repair your lock.
  • You want new locks. At Locksmith 365, you can choose from an almost infinite variety of locks. For example, how about a lock you open with your fingerprint?
  • We replace your locks. Of course, you may choose which new locks to replace your old lock.
  • Locked out? The locksmiths at Locksmith 365 will open any lock (including security locks).


Scope of work Locksmith 365

Locksmith 365 works in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam area. We install security locks and perform our other services in the following areas of Amsterdam and cities.


Contact us directly at if you need a locksmith in Amsterdam or the surrounding area. We are at your service 24/7 and will be at your doorstep within 30 minutes. Our phone number is 06-19377776.

Do you have any questions? It is also possible to email us at:

Would you like to stop by locksmith 365? No problem, you are welcome! Our address is:

Address: Alblasstraat 11-1

Zip code: 1079 ZG

Location: Amsterdam

Would you like more information about Locksmith 365? Click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is core pulling, or cylinder pulling?
Core pulling/cylinder pulling involves pulling the core/cylinder out of the lock. As a result, the lock loses its function. After a few small actions, burglars are in your home or building in no time.

How can I defend against cylinder lock pulling?
Call Locksmith 365. We install anti-niche cylinders and security fittings with anti-niche protection, with the SKG seal of approval. These security locks make nuclear tugging impossible. You feel 100% safe and you leave your own home or property with peace of mind.

Which anti-niche cylinder or hardware should I choose?
It doesn’t matter much which brand you buy an anti-knockout cylinder or security hardware with a core pull protection. However, it is important that they have an SKG seal of approval. Anti-knock cylinders and fittings with this seal are extra secure against core pulling.

What is an anti-intrusion strip?

An anti-intrusion strip is a rock-solid barrier against a break-in at home or business premises. This system consists of two steel strips attached to door or window and frame. They hook together when closing door or window.

With anti-intrusion strips, it is no longer possible to get between door and doorframe or window and window frame on the outside with tools or passes to open door or window.

Are there different brands of mortise locks?

Yes, there are different front door locks such as, Nemef, Lips, Fiam, Ivana, Ikon and Zaso mortise locks. In most cases, these mortise locks come with an SKG logo.

Besides installing anti-burglar strips, what measures can I take in terms of burglary prevention?

Other measures we recommend in addition to anti-burglary strips and anti-knocking cylinders and PKVW seals to prevent a burglary are the following:

  • Go for security locks
  • Choose locks with the SKG seal of approval
  • Purchase an alarm system
  • Anti-Kickback


We are the locksmith for when you are locked out, have lost your keys or need other help with your locks. We are 24 hours a day available, 7 days in the week



Need help?

Do not hesitate and do not hesitate and contact us. We are happy to help you.

Scope of work

Do you live or are you temporarily in the Amsterdam area and are you looking for a locksmith? Locksmith Amsterdam 365 is ready for you, day and night. Moreover, Locksmith Amsterdam 365 is on site within 30 minutes.


446 recensies op
Yuri Sharapa
Yuri Sharapa
Hi! Yesterday I slammed the door in the evening and left the key inside. I called and ordered this master. Then I read the reviews here and was surprised how many negative reviews there are) I called them and said that I didn’t want to fall into their trap if they tried to scam me. Fortunately for me, there was no deception, everything was very adequate, the master was very pleasant and polite. Very nice price for services. Everything was done quickly and without damage. When I asked why there were so many negative reviews here, he replied that he had just bought this company and is building a reputation. Don't be afraid to reach out to these guys. Everything was very clear and professional on their part. I recommend!
Aicha Kone
Aicha Kone
Thank you for your good service. I call their for my car lock. their service is soo fast, I am really impressed.
Sufyaan Grimes
Sufyaan Grimes
The cost of drilling the lock was extremely high. I paid 220 euros, excluding taxes, just for a hole in the lock. I didn't even request a new lock, but if I had, it would have cost even more. The service was quick, with the technician arriving at my home within 40 minutes. They managed to open the door without damaging the frame, only the lock. The technician was also friendly, which is why I am giving them a higher rating. However, I still feel that 220 euros for drilling a lock is excessive, even for a company. It would have been more reasonable if the cost included a lock replacement.
Lisa van den Bor
Lisa van den Bor
Sleutel aan de binnenkant van de deur laten zitten, stom! Ze stonden gelukkig zelfs op zondag binnen 20 minuten voor de deur en Jeffrey maakte onze deur snel en zonder schade open. Super blij mee, ik zou ze zeker weer bellen.
massimo coppola
massimo coppola
Slotenmaker uit Haarlem is nooit komen opdagen, maar Moerad is uit Amsterdam gekomen om ons direct weer naar binnen te laten, super vriendelijk en begripvol
Patrick Owusu
Patrick Owusu
Fast friendly got My car open quickly.Thats all you can Ask for with this type of Service.
Arthur Niel
Arthur Niel
Top werk binnen 2 min open een tover naar onder de deuren open makers Mourad
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