Lock Snapping – The problem
In as little as 13 seconds an intruder can get past a euro cylinder lock by using simple DIY tools. Many manufacturers have attempted to combat this with snap lines and strengthened bars, but the vast majority of these do not stop a snapping attack!
The Solution – ABS security lock
The ABS security 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 lock case and totally blocks a snapping attack.
The majority of UK homes can be broken into in less than a minute
Burglars have discovered what the locksmith and hardware industry have known for years. It doesn’t matter how many hook or dead bolts you have on your door, the weak point is the cylinder lock.
Due to inherent weak points in the door cylinder lock, having little material to give robust strength and the screw fixing enhancing this weakness, using simple tools, a burglar can ”snap” the cylinder and gain access to the door mechanism and open the door.
In as little as 20 seconds, a burglar can gain entry with very little noise
Major lock companies and door manufacturers have ignored this issue for many years, due to the relatively low amount of burglaries using this method. However this is now the preferred method of many burglars and in some areas is as many as 1 in 3 forced entry burglaries.
The glut of security cylinders that have flooded the market recently offer little resistance to this method of attack. On flexible materials such as PVC doors, security handles also offer very little resistance. Many manufacturers merely produce product to overcome inefficient testing standards which mislead the public to believe their product is secure.
We have tested the majority of security cylinders and handles on the market, using very basic methods, and found them severely lacking.
You may ask why you are not aware of this already.
Many authorities wish to keep this as quiet as possible as they do not wish to raise the “Fear of Crime”. With 1 in 3 burglaries in some areas, we believe the public should be made aware in order to take necessary steps to upgrade their security.
Others may also wish to keep this quiet as they make a great deal of money selling perceived secure products.
The ABS security lock MK3-G cylinder offers the highest level of security as a snap-secure solution for timber, aluminium, uPVC and composite doors. With 6 more addtional anti-pick devices and over ten more maximum security features in each cylinder than the previous models, the ABS MK3-G cylinder has achieved BSI Kite Mark accreditation, “Secured By Design” approval, Sold Secure Diamond Standard and the latest BS:TS007 3 Star certification.
Avocet ABS has now achieved the maximum TS007- 3 Star recognition - Sold Secure Diamond and Secured By Design standards, this makes Avocet ABS Lock one of the highest security cylinders available.
The ABS Secure MK3-G cylinder features unique “Snap Secure” patented technology that ensures that if the door is attacked, the cylinder snaps in TWO places (not just one like all other anti-snap models).
The first at the sacrificial point just behind the door line makes a second attack extremely difficult. Should a second attack take place a second sacrificial point just before the multi point lock case incorporated with the unique and patented snap secure clutch system, totally blocks access to the internal mechanism of your door lock preventing entry.
This “Snap Attack” is THE most common method of entry due to the speed of entry (usually less than 30 seconds) and the lack of skill required.
Call Rock Door Direct today on 0151 280 5252 for more information on our full range of Security Door locks and Security systems.
The Avocet ABS Secure MK3 also incorporates bump resistant technology to prevent entry by the “Bump Key” method. The bumping protection includes telescopic pin technology, a magnetic bump resistant pin that works in the opposite direction to all the other pins and 6 additional second level trap pins, giving 15 pin protection against bumping.
Although we believe burglars do no bump or pick locks as a method of entry, the ABS Locks we sell contains all the requirements needed to stop all methods of attack.