Anti-Bump: Magnam features ‘V-Pins’ on both ends to resist bumping.
Anti-Snap: The Cylinder was fixed into the lock through a steel tubular bar, significantly strenghening what is tradionally a weak poin around the fixing screw.
Anti-Drill: Magnum was protected against drilling by antidrill pins and balls on both ends.
Anti-Pick: Four special anti-pick pins on each end resist picking
Satcrificial break points for double extraction protection
Magnum provided protection against snapping at the fixing point, bumping, drilling and picking. An additional feature was the inclusion of sacrificial break points on either end of the cylinder which, along with the steel bar reinforcing the fixing point, provides two-fold protection against extraction. This combination is known as Snap-Safe technology.
Anti-bump V pins, four anti-pick pins, along with anti-drill pins and balls on both ends, meant that the same Magnum cylinder could be fitted to inward or outward opening doors, eliminating the need for the retailer or door manufacturer to double-stock offset sizes.
Each cylinder was supplied with a plastic key code card which the end user should keep. This was used to order pre-cut replacement keys from the cylinder supplier, as key blanks where not available on the High Street to increase key security.