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? 


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


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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