Feb 20, 2016 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 delivering the right products at the right prices and we were delighted with what they were able to offer us." Key amongst these right products was Avocet's new ATK lock. Designed to deliver the ultimate protection in the fight against lock-snapping, ATK features Avocet's patented locking cam system, which is proven to effectively secure against common forms of attack such as snapping, bumping and drilling. The new range also includes one of the only Sold Secure and Secured by Design rated thumbturn locks on the market. Incorporating Avocet's new click secure system, it makes use of a positive click turn action, which means it can't be bypassed with the wire tools that make a great deal of other thumbturns a major security risk. ATK also comes with a standard key, which allows all leading locksmiths to produce them quickly and easily, and end-user registration isn't required. "ATK really is an impressive product," continued Jimmy. "It basically takes all the good elements from Avocet's ABS cylinder and bundles them up with a host of new features and benefits, which reduce the cost, remove the inconvenience of having to register keys, and deliver the first truly secure thumbturn lock." Rob I'Anson, sales director of Avocet Hardware, said: "We expected a positive reaction to ATK, but to be awarded this significant piece of business from North East Panels so soon after securing the SWC Trade Frames account really is beyond even our most optimistic, pre-launch expectations."