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 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 (Avocet Break Secure) Diamond grade cylinder is 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.
Keeping you, and your castle, safe and sound.
Proven to secure
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tried, 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 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.
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.
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.