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Upgrade your home with ABS

Why choose ABS diamond rated locks?

Snap resistant 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.

Rather than being snap resistant, the ABS Diamond grade cylinder is SNAP 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.

Keeping you, and your castle, safe and sound.

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Proven to secure

The ABS euro cylinder lock is 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 -

With a huge reduction in crime within 12 months - the results are amazing...

The ABS lock is retro-fit which means it will quickly replace existing euro cylinder locks to immediately protect your door and keep your home secured against lock snapping and other known methods of lock attack.

ABS is the highest rated euro cylinder lock on the market with a TS007 3 star rating 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...

The Avocet ABS Snap Secure euro cylinder lock has a unique patented locking cam which provides the highest levels of security.

No need for a security handle or guard - ABS is a quick retro-fit Euro cylinder upgrade which is proven at securing against lock snapping break-ins!

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euro cylinders have a weakness which means they can be bypassed by a method known as lock snapping

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.

 

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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 avocet ABS lock is the ultimate diamond grade euro cylinder

Unique patented snap secure technology

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 is hidden deep within a solid Molybdenum cam which is 20% stronger than steel for ultimate resistance to a lock snapping attack.

The avocet ABS lock is the ultimate diamond grade euro cylinder

Advanced multi-pin system

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.

The avocet ABS lock is the ultimate diamond grade euro cylinder

Your whole home upgraded and on one key

Get the benefits of the ABS one key home. Ask our locksmiths to key alike your ABS euro cylinders (double, single and thumbturn formats), rim cylinders (standard and screw-in) and padlocks.

You could have your front door, french doors, garage and garden shed all on the same key!

No messing around with a big bunch of keys - nice and easy.

registering your key code means you can securely order replacements or extra keys if you want more in the future.

The Avocet ABS lock is the ultimate diamond grade euro cylinder

Accredited with Sold Secure Diamond Grade

ABS has the TS007 3 star kitemark but we didn't stop there. We push the limits and test ABS to the Master Locksmith Associations toughest standard - SS312. This standard has extra tough tests not included in the kitemark and uses additional tools such as lock snapping bars and drills - and of course the locksmiths skills and knowledge.

ABS is the only lock to have passed the diamond standard every year since 2010 - in fact abs remains the highest accredited euro cylinder lock available today.

Download the ABS lock sold secure certificate

Have 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 looks great in every colour door handle

Upgrade your door security in minutes

ABS has been specially designed to be a retro-fit replacement for existing euro cylinders. In order to upgrade all you need is to take 2 measurements to get the right size lock for your door. Watch the following video to see how it's done...

Download the measuring and fitting guide

Buy ABS locks online from approved stockists. Look for your nearest ABS approved locksmith.

We would always recommend that a professional locksmith is used for complex installations in French door applications and that you consult a professional locksmith if your door is more than 4 years old.


Tried and tested, and then some

Our ABS locks reach the very highest of security standards, but we don't just rely on accreditations and certificates.

We make sure that we continually test ABS ourselves and we get the police, locksmiths and high security door companies involved too.

See real life independant tests of ABS which show you just how good it is...


Keeping you, and your castle, safe and sound

The ABS snap secure lock is proven in the real world to secure against the most common known methods entry. As a security upgrade ABS is simply one of the best investments you can make.


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 TS007 3 star and diamond rated euro cylinders secure homes after insurance compnay let down.
ABS - Avocet break secure euro cylinder kitemark locks
crime commissioner supports the lock snapping awareness campaign

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!

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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.

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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.

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ABS looks great in every colour door handle
ABS TS007 3 star and diamond rated euro cylinders secure homes after insurance compnay let down.
ABS - Avocet break secure euro cylinder kitemark locks
crime commissioner supports the lock snapping awareness campaign

Bingham man wins the ABS one key home prize

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.

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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.

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ABS at the National Neighbourhood & Home Watch Awards

We were delighted to have been part of the Neighbourhood & Home Watch Awards 2014.

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