Lock Snapping - The Problem

In as little as 13 seconds an intruder can get past a euro cylinder door lock as illustrated below by using simple DIY tools.

The euro cylinder lock construction creates a weak point making it easy to snap

The vast majority of doors in the UK & Ireland could have these vulnerable euro cylinder locks.

The Police are now urging home owners to check and upgrade their door security. The BBC have recently reported on the rise of lock snapping to further inform the public of the need to review their door security.

BBC reports on lock snapping

Many lock manufacturers have attempted to increase the strength around the fixing position on the euro cylinder and have introduced anti-snap lines - burglars have quickly developed their methods of attack and are simply bypassing these reinforcements.

Snap lines alone do not solve the problem

ABS - The solution

The ABS Snap Secure Lock is the only lock available with our patented snap secure technology which will effectively lock the central cam in place. The ABS snap secure technology totally blocks access to the door bolt mechanism inside the lock case to effectively combat a snap attack.

ABS - The ultimate door security upgrade - with patented locking cam that totally blocks a snap attack. Is accredited with the highest industry standards possible. 3 Star British Kitemark TS007, Sold Secure Diamond Standard and Secured by Design status.

ABS is the only door cylinder lock that is genuinely snap secure without the need for additional security devices such as cylinder clamps, guards and security handles, all of which require machining of the door to fit.

ABS keeps raising the standards and is now accredited with the new BSI TS007 3 star rating for security hardware - the new british standard which tests the enhanced security requirements for replacement euro cylinders.

ABS has also been accredited with the Master Locksmith Association's Sold Secure Diamond standard, the highest standard for a security cylinder and also holds Secured by Design status.

For more info on the new TS007 standard visit the ABS home security and safety website

Click here to have a look at more features of the Avocet ABS High Security Door Cylinder.

Avocet - Market leading distributors of Window, Door and Builders Hardware. Innovators of the ABS Snap Secure High Security Euro Cylinder.

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