I have many things I don’t like about the Bolt, but let’s talk about the actual lock hardware (seems there aren’t many discussions about it).
Some thought was put into the hardware, for sure - e.g. the bolt itself has a hardened insert to prevent/slow down sawing through it (dark circle/cylinder in the middle of the bolt), etc.
One glaring problem, though: the cylinder has a thin cover on the front which can be pried off (it’s just glued in place) and that gives the attacker immediate access to the screws that hold the cylinder in place! It’d be the back of the screws, but they can still be unscrewed from that position
You can see similarly silly design here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LtmmhJiHuA
Is there much point to having a lock if you can defeat it with a screwdriver or two?
Here you can see a bit of glue that held the plate in place and the screw holes visible all the way through the cylinder.
It’s probably even easier/faster to take out Bolt’s cylinder with a handheld drill since I’m pretty sure the front plate is not drilling resistant (assuming you know where to drill the front plate)
Of course, there’s nothing in the design that prevents plain old picking the lock… that takes less than a minute with a lockpicking kit. But of course nobody expected Bolt to be a high security lock (why bother with the other security features, though??)
I’m planning to try using a different cylinder (actual Schlage)… who knows, might work