Avocet ABS Locks - Offering the highest levels of security currently available. Each lock is supplied with 3 keys as standard. Available in Thumbturn, keyed alike or standard key access both sides.
"The most secure cylinder on the market" as tested by West Yorkshire Police
- A police approved security lock
- BSI TS007 3 star rating (anti-snap, bump, drill and pick to BSI accreditation)
- Sold Secure Diamond standard SS312
- Secured by Design and British Kite Marked
- Patented Snap Secure Technology
- Secure key registering
Door cylinder snapping and bumping is on the rise. With everyday tools a burglar can get past a standard door cylinder in less than 30 seconds.
The Avocet ABS cylinder lock has special built in Snap Secure technology that ensures that if the door is attacked, the cylinder snaps from the outside and blocks access to the internal mechanism of the door lock.
With the forces generated using standard tools such as mole grips or a claw hammer, we believe it is virtually impossible to stop cylinder snapping. Therefore the ABS was designed to overcome burglary attacks by giving no access to the lock mechanism.
The Avocet ABS Lock has unique, patented technology that retains the cam solidly in position if the cylinder is snapped. This is the only lock available on the market that uses this system.
The Avocet ABS lock can be used as a direct replacement of substandard euro profile lock barrels, taking just a few minutes to fit. The result - "An instantly secure lock the burglar can't get past!"
To remove the lock barrel from your door simply remove the screw located on the side of the door that fixes it in place, then insert one of the keys and slowly turn it while pulling on the key quite hard. You may need to remove or slacken the handles to aid the removal of the lock barrel. Standard locks are supplied with 3 keys and a fixing screw. How to replace a euro cylinder - video
Measure the internal (dimension INT) and the external (dimension EXT) in millimetres as in the photograph below. If dimension INT=45 and dimension EXT=55 then select size 45/55. How to measure a euro cylinder - video.
Keyed alike Avocet ABS locks:
Choose this option if you want multiple locks to work with the same key. The first keyed alike lock ordered is supplied with 3 keys, additional keyed alike locks are not supplied with keys but these can be ordered additionally. Please allow up to 7-14 days for delivery if you choose keyed alike. As these cylinders are manufactured to your requirements, we cannot accept return of them if you decide they are no longer required.
Extra keys can be ordered on this page at the time of ordering an ABS lock or at a later date by visiting our ABS Extra Key page. If ordered at a later date we'll need the key code which is supplied with the lock. If you have registered your lock with the manufacturer we also require your password. Obviously unregistered locks are less secure as anyone with your key code can order spare keys. We urge all customers to register locks upon receipt. If you require just spare keys, please contact us with your details after placing an order. Please allow 7 days for key cutting.
Spare keys ordered from us are not returnable as they have been cut specifically for your lock.
Thumbturn Avocet ABS Locks (ABS Quantum):
Key access on outside, thumb turn knob on inside - see additional image below. Please allow 7-14 days for delivery if you choose this option. As the Thumb Turn ABS cylinders are specially ordered in from the manufacturer, we cannot accept return of them if you decide they are no longer required.
Registering your ABS lock with Avocet
Register your ABS Cylinder online direct with the manufacturer Avocet once you receive your order. Extra keys can then be purchased from them at a later date if necessary