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SECURE YOUR HOME FROM LOCK SNAPPING BREAK-INS

It's not often you think about the security of the locks on your home. You simply open and close the door without questioning how good the lock is.

And why would you - It works, right?

 

The fact is, most people won't find out how insecure their door locks are until it's too late.

The problem is that most standard euro cylinder locks cost as little as £3 are very basic in design and although they all perform the task of locking off the deadbolts on a door they have a known weakness which burglars are exploiting to break into homes.... quickly and quietly.

So how can you be sure that your locks are up for the job?.... 

And how can you upgrade your doors to prevent burglars forcing their way into your home? 

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN THE CURE

The most common thing we hear from homeowners looking to upgrade their locks is; "I wish I'd have known before I got burgled!". Well... prevention is better than the cure and upgrading your home security isn't as expensive as you might think!

Avocet ABS locks have been designed to secure your home from one of the most common methods of forced entry.... Lock Snapping. And the best bit is that ABS locks are retro-fit so this means you can simply take the old lock out and slide in a ABS lock upgrade in no time!

Tested by the Master Locksmith Association, the police and security professionals; the Avocet ABS lock range holds the highest standards available and is stamped with the British Kitemark - the universal symbol of quality and safety.

avocet abs locks are accredited to sold secure diamond, secured by design and the british kite mark standards with a TS007 3 star rating

Featuring patented Active Cam technology that locks the cam if forcefully twisted or snapped to totally secure your door. Allowing you to still be able to open and close the door safely from inside.

ABS locks protect your home against lock snapping break-ins

HOW DOES THE ABS ACTIVE CAM SECURE YOUR HOME?


If a intruder attempts to snap ABS an initial sacrificial section will deploy - This allows the lock to still operate from outside using the key on the remaining section but makes it difficult for the intruder to remove the second part of the cylinder.

Any attempt to break the lock past the two snap off points will result in the patented Active Cam Technology activating to totally lock off the cam. ABS keeps the intruder out and your home and family safe.

How ABS locks stop lock snapping
 

Some locks have anti-snap features on the outside and inside part, Why?

There are lots of different sizes of lock to suit lots of different thicknesses of doors... Putting anti-snap features on both sides makes it cheaper for the company holding stock as they don't have to hold as many product lines. This could mean that you pay for features you don't need on the inside part of the lock.

ABS has all snap security features on the outside only - to ensure the inside section does not break away when attacked.

If ABS has been attacked and snapped from the outside the homeowner can still open and close the door safely and securely from the inside.

Your ABS lock includes a unique key code system which you can link to you. You can do this online at the Key Zone or over the phone 24/7 every day of the year.

Your key code is on your card and not visible on your key - Your ABS key already includes a comfort grip so you won't have to purchase expensive add-ons to hide your key code.

ABS® is one of the highest accredited locks available - with the Master Locksmith Association's Sold Secure Diamond standard, a TS007 3 star rating and the insurance recommended British Kitemark stamp. Find out more.

ABS has also met Police Preferred Specifications and has been accredited by Secured by Design.

ABS is a retrofit product which means you can simply remove your old lock and replace it with ABS - in no time at all, and with no other modifications required to your door.

The only 3 star kitemarked euro cylinder recommended by the European Neighbourhood Watch Association.

 

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Features

  • ACTIVE CAM

    Patented break secure technology housed in a tough Molybdenum casing that creates a total barrier in the lock mechanism if attacked.

    Designed to withstand high impact on attempted forced entry and proven to secure.

  • DEDICATED EXTERNAL DEFENCE

    ABS has a no compromise approach to securing the cylinder on the main part of the lock - the part facing the outside.

    The internal part of the lock doesn't have any sacrificial sections ensuring that it's as strong as possible after an attack.

  • 22 ATTACK PINS

    16 anti-drill pins throughout the cylinder for ultimate resistance against forced attacks.

    6 reinforced trap pins for sustained resistance against plug manipulation and picking.

  • PASSES ALL LOCK TESTS

    Your ABS lock has been tested by the Master Locksmith Association and has achieved the coveted Sold Secure Diamond standard.

    ABS has a TS007 3 star rating and is British Kitemark stamped and approved by the British Standards Institute.

    ABS has also met Police Preferred Specifications and has been accredited by Secured by Design.

    Put simply - There isn't a UK test for a euro cylinder lock that ABS hasn't achieved!

  • SECURE KEY REGISTERING

    You have the option of registering your ABS key code to add password protection to your keys. And you don't have to buy expensive key code covers because your code isn't visible on the key head.

    We've teamed up with Retainagroup and the International Security Register to give you a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year service for registering your key code.

  • SMOOTH OPERATION

    Your ABS lock is packed full of technology but most importantly its easy to use.

    ABS has a smooth double sided key that will work any way up and there's no sharp edges to cut holes in your pockets!

GET THE ABS ONE KEY HOME

GET THE ABS ONE KEY HOME

Wouldn't life be easier with a one key home? No more fumbling around trying to find the right key for the garage, the shed, the back door or the patio doors.

With ABS locks that can all become a thing of the past. You can now order all your locks to operate off the same key!

With Euro Cylinders, Rim Cylinders and Padlocks in the range we’ve got pretty much every door covered!

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UPGRADE YOUR HOME SECURITY IN MINUTES!

UPGRADE YOUR HOME SECURITY IN MINUTES!

Upgrading your doors with Avocet Break Secure (ABS) locks is a proven way of securing your doors against lock snapping.

Follow these simple steps to get the right size ABS lock for your doors....

  • Measure your exisiting lock - making sure your replacement is nice and flush with your door handle.
  • Note down the measurements - You'll need to reference these when you order your ABS upgrade
  • Visit your local approved ABS stockist or order from one of our online retailers
  • Register your keys and order your lost key protection pack.

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