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    Avocet launches radio campaign aimed at tackling driveway car theft

    Avocet launch radio campaign to warn homeowners about lock snapping

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  • Avocet AIMs knock-out blow at burglars

    Avocet Hardware has launched the AIM Forensic Security System – a product it says can dramatically reduce the number of burglaries in England and Wales that are the result of forced entry through a door AND boost arrest rates. Clive Lloyd, Avocet’s managing director, said: “The latest figures suggest up to 74 per cent of all break-ins occur through a door. While a recent BBC report highlighted the fact that police forces across England only secure 14 arrests for every 100 burglaries.”“AIM tackles these shocking statistics head-on and has the potential to deliver a knock-out blow to burglars.”Avocet’s AIM Forensic...

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  • Avocet locks beat the burglars!

    Dear Sirs, I am a Sheffield-based independent security consultant. My role is to scour the market place to try to meet the needs of a range of clients and whilst I am a locksmith by training, I do not cut keys or fit locks to make a living. I was aware of the Avocets high security cylinder through trade publications and various security exhibitions I had attended and felt that it performed well for the price against the main areas where Euro-profile cylinders are often exploited. The North of England seems to have been hit particularly hard with snapping, particularly....

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    Rockdoor, one of the largest composite door manufacturer in the UK, began fitting ATK as standard on all of its Ultimate high security composite, stable and French doors at the beginning of March - a move that makes the Lancashire-based company become the first composite door manufacturer to make ATK its standard lock.
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  • North East Panels make the switch to Avocet ATK locks

      The Washington-based company, which produces over 400 completed door units per week, will be fitting the new TS007 3-star rated and SS312 Diamond accredited Euro cylinder on all of its Secured by Design doors with immediate effect. In addition, Avocet's Affinity door handle is now being fitted as standard on all its SBD doors, and its bar handles are to be used across all doors. Jimmy Wood, North East Panels' national sales manager, said: "Having made the difficult decision to switch suppliers, the job of selecting a new one was as straightforward as they come - Avocet is known for...

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  • SWC Trade frames switches to the Avocet ATK lock range

    Just weeks after its launch, Avocet Hardware has announced its first major success for ATK - with SWC Trade Frames making the switch to its new TS007 3-star rated and SS312 Diamond accredited snap secure lock. Rhys Richings, operations manager of SWC, said: "It was a big decision to switch suppliers because of how loyal we are as a business, but we needed to do the right thing for our customers." "And the right thing in this instance is to offer the very best available lock as standard on all doors and not just as an optional upgrade. Security should...

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  • Avocet ATK locks receive Endurance Endorsement

    Endurance ® Doors has become the latest company to switch to Avocet's new ATK snap secure lock. The move, which is part of the North Lincolnshire based company's Secured by Design upgrade of its Solid and Secure composite doors, takes place with immediate effect, and according to Endurance ® Doors' managing director, Stephen Nadin was an obvious choice. "Security is the number one key driver in composite door sales and so Secured by Design is a fundamental part of our product strategy," he said. "The decision to switch to Avocet and its ATK cylinder was straightforward, given its unrivalled list...

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  • HWL chooses Avocet Locks

    HWL Windows Group has opted to fit Avocet Hardware locks on all its new composite and PVCu doors. The Leeds-based Group, which consists of HWL Trade Frames and Nordic Aluminium, has a nationwide reputation for supplying trade installers with the very highest quality windows and doors and has begun to exclusively install Avocet’s TS007 3-star and SS312 Diamond accredited ATK snap secure lock, and its popular 1-star Pioneer cylinder.Luke Boyes, HWL’s systems manager, said: “It’s important to us to give our customers choice, and Avocet delivers exactly that. It has a depth of cylinder options that is unrivalled in the...

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  • Callous thieves steal sports car in Sutton Coldfield raid

    HEART-LESS thieves have stolen a high performance sports car during a home raid in Sutton Coldfield. The incident took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning (December 29), on Lindridge Road after the burglars removed the lock from the back door. Once inside the thieves snatched the car keys and then made off with a £19,000 Blue Ford Fiesta ST that was located on the drive. The car's owner Anthony Trueman has been left 'angry' and 'upset' following this callous theft and hopes an eagle-eyed reader can spot the stolen vehicle. Read more: Follow us: @SuttonObserver on Twitter...

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    "How many people could have a key to your new front door?"

    Jim Maddan, chairman, NHWN

    Research undertaken by Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network (NHWN) has highlighted a gaping home security hole amongst its members - a problem the nationwide organisation says will be exacerbated amongst the general public.

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