You can order extra keys from any of our approved elite centres listed here.
How do I register my keys?
You can register your ABS keys at the secure online facility here or you can call Jemma or Linzi on 01484 725 601.
Registering gives you the added benefit of adding a security password that Elite centres will check on and request before cutting your keys
How do I measure and fit the ABS lock?
Use the guide on the page below or contact one of our approved Elite locksmiths to visit your home to provide you with a full measuring and fitting service.
My Euro Cylinder has a british Kitemark will it be snap secure?
The British Kite mark Standard BS EN 1303: 2005 does not cover Snap Resistance and the newer British Kitemark TS007:2012 one star rated anti-snap locks have not passed any snapping tests . Only Sold Secure Diamond and BSI TS007:2014 3 star accreditations mean that the euro cylinder has passed snapping test.
My Euro Cylinder has the TS007 one star kitemark - Is this anti-snap?
NO - The british standards institute advise that one star rated locks have not passed snapping tests and should not be sold as a anti-snap product without the addition of 2 star rated security handles or guards.
My ABS lock has a Kitemark on it but doesn't have three stars - Why?
The TS007 - 3 star rating did not actually exist until 2012 whilst ABS was launched in 2009 so prior to that ABS did not have the 3 stars stamped on the cylinder.
All ABS locks that have a kitemark and with a product code starting DC3A on the packaging meet the requirements of TS007 with a 3 star rating which includes snapping tests - so even if there is no three star stamp on the front of the cylinder you can be assured that it complies with TS007
What does the 3 stars and British kitemark on the front of the ABS cylinder mean?
The 3 stars mean that the cylinder has passed forced entry tests such as "Lock Snapping" and has successfully secured the door against attack. The new British Standard that covers these tests is known as BSI TS007 - only locks that have the Kitemark are accredited by the British Standards Institute.
What is SS312 Sold Secure Diamond accreditation?
The Sold Secure Diamond rating is the Master locksmith Associations toughest test for a euro cylinder lock. ABS is currently the only lock with a complete range of cylinders including thumbturns that has the 3 star British Kitemark and the Sold Secure Diamond rating. This makes ABS the highest rated security cylinder range available. Visit the Sold Secure Website.
Here's a list of the most common questions we have about our ABS lock range, locks in general and home security.
If there's anything we've missed get in touch and we'll do our best to help you
Snap resistant / Anti-snap door cylinder locks try to stop a burglar snapping the cylinder to get at the inner workings of the lock with tools like mole grips or a claw hammer.
The insurance recommended Avocet ABS and ATK Diamond grade cylinder locks are BREAK SECURE with clever, patented technology that keeps the central cam in place if the cylinder has been snapped, so any would-be burglar won't have access to the inside of the cylinder or the inside of your home.
The ABS (Avocet Break Secure) euro cylinder lock has been installed in police and council target hardening projects to effectively beat the burglar. 10,000 ABS Diamond grade locks were fitted to vulnerable victims homes to stop burglars continually breaking in via standard euro cylinder locks -
The ABS lock will quickly replace existing euro cylinder locks to immediately protect your door and keep your home secured against lock snapping.
ABS is the highest rated euro cylinder lock on the market with a 3 star British Kitemark and the ultimate Sold Secure Diamond standard. This means that ABS is a snap secure solution without the need for back up from expensive TS007 2 star rated security handles or guards.
NO NEED to add EXPENSIVE SECURITY HANDLES OR GUARDS.
All the features that make ABS the highest accredited euro cylinder on the market...
Packed full of security features making it the UK's highest accredited lock.
Burglars attack locks from outside the home - so we made sure we designed ABS with all the right features on the external side of the lock. Locks that have anti-snap features on both sides are often a compromise on safety and security.
ABS DOES IT'S JOB - IT SECURES YOUR HOME, AND EVEN WHEN IT HAS BEEN ATTACKED YOU CAN STILL OPEN AND CLOSE THE DOOR FROM THE INSIDE.
16 anti-drill pins throughout the cylinder
The ABS lock is packed full of anti-drill pins to totally secure the cylinder against drilling. 10 anti-drill pins within the cylinder plug and 6 within the barrel - located before and after the snap line for maximum defence.
The clever locking system of the Avocet ABS diamond grade cylinder knows when it has been attacked and fires into action to create a robust barrier to entry.
The security clutch system and robust locking pin is hidden deep within a solid Molybdenum cam which is 20% stronger than steel for ultimate resistance to a lock snapping attack and snap/twist manipulation.
This unique patented locking cam is proven to secure in the real world. Effectively stopping burglars from getting into homes whilst making sure you can still open and close your door from the inside.
Some locks feature snap features on the inside and outside - this might seem like a good idea, But what if both sides are broken when attacked - How do you get your door open?
ABS makes sure that you can still open and close your door from the inside after it has been attacked.
Standard pin systems on most locks are vulnerable to a method of attack known as lock bumping. ABS has a pin-within-pin system which means that the pins cannot be bumped. And for further additional defence ABS has an additonal magnetic pin for ultimate security.
ABS has a TS007 3 star rating with the all important British Kitemark but we didn't stop there. We push the limits and test ABS to the Master Locksmith Associations toughest standard - SS312 Sold Secure Diamond.
This standard has extra tough tests not included in the TS007 3 star criteria and uses additional tools such as lock snapping bars and drills - and of course the locksmiths skills and knowledge.
many locks achieve ts007 3 star - abs is the only lock to have held sold secure diamond grade every year since 2010!
Take a look at the certificates and accreditations by clicking the icons above. ABS has passed the highest of standards and is fully accredited by the Master Locksmith Association, the British Standards Institute and has the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) - Secured by Design status.
ABS is about crime prevention, security and awareness
We make the UK's highest accredited lock, but that's not all we do. We are the primary security sponsor of the Neighbourhood Watch and Home Watch networks and we get involved in all sorts of projects to help prevent crime, secure vulnerable victims of crime and to raise awareness about the importance of security product standards and testing.
ABS secures burgled couples home after insurance let-down
On Saturday 22nd March evening I returned to my home to find we had been burgled.
I then went through the process of having the locks replaced through my insurance company which I thought was the correct procedure, I was then to find out later this was not such a good idea!
NHW winner of ABS upgrade
Veronica Bradbury from Linden Drive, Hasland is a Neighbourhood & Homes Watch Network (NHWN) member and won a competition that was open to all members of the Home Office and Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) supported crime prevention network.
Crime Commisioner supports lock snapping campaign
Avocet Hardware chairman, VK Jain has stepped up the hard-hitting nature of the company's lock-snapping campaign by welcoming West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-William and Craig Whittaker, MP for the Calder Valley, to its Brighouse headquarters.
A Nottingham-man has won a nationwide competition to have the locks on his house upgraded with ABS locks to make them secure against lock-snapping attack – one of the most popular forms of forced entry in the UK.
Winner of ABS lock upgrade
A Huntingdon-man has won a nationwide competition to have the locks on his house upgraded to make them secure against lock-snapping attack – one of the most popular forms of forced entry in the UK.
ABS at the National Neighbourhood & Home Watch Awards
We were delighted to have been part of the Neighbourhood & Home Watch Awards 2014.