Security News / ABS
May 27, 2014
A Chesterfield-woman has won a nationwide competition to have the locks on her house upgraded to make them secure against lock-snapping attack.
Apr 03, 2014
Vital Information Missing from BBC Watchdog Programme on the Subject of Lock Snapping
You may have seen the episode of Watchdog Test House that aired on BBC One on Thursday 13th Mar 2014 (it was Episode 4). It dealt with the issue of lock snapping. Unfortunately there was some vital information that didn’t make the final cut which we believe is vital for the public to know in order to protect themselves against this method some criminals are using for breaking in to homes.
Mar 19, 2014
A Nottingham-man has won a nationwide competition to have the locks on his house upgraded to make them secure against lock-snapping attack – one of the most popular forms of forced entry in the UK. Dave Downs from Bingham is a Neighbourhood & Homes Watch Network (NHWN) co-ordinator and won the competition that was open to all members of the Home Office and Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) supported crime prevention network. “As a Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator I am only too aware of the kind of steps that need to be taken to protect your property and the...
Mar 13, 2014
The Avocet ABS lock was specifically designed to combat against lock snapping attacks. The ABS lock has the highest accreditations available - A 3 star TS007 pass and ultimately the tougher Sold Secure Diamond accreditation. Avocet ABS locks as featured on BBCs Watchdog House...http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03y9xvl/hd/Watchdog_Test_House_Episode_4/ Tested and Proven!!! Make sure if you upgrade your locks you go for Avocet ABS locks - The only lock with both the TS007 3 star and Sold Secure Diamond accreditations combined.
Oct 21, 2013
We are proud to be one of the first Yale euro lock specialists to have the new Yale AS Platinum euro lock in real life to do some direct comparisons with the current UK leading 3 star cylinder from ABS Avocet....
by Mat Jenkins from Lockandkey, 19 October 2013
Sep 24, 2013
Avocet Hardware chairman, VK Jain has stepped up the hard-hitting nature of the company’s lock-snapping campaign by welcoming West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-William and Craig Whittaker, MP for the Calder Valley, to its Brighouse headquarters.
Jul 03, 2013
A BRIGHOUSE company took its lock-snapping message to the Houses of Parliament with a presentation to guests and winners at the annual Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network Awards. Lock-snapping is a form of forced entry that takes advantage of a design flaw in the Euro cylinder lock fitted which is fitted as standard in millions of UK homes. Avocet Hardware, based at Brookfoot Mills, is using its year as the network’s primary sponsor for security products to highlight the scale of the problem and what can be done to stamp it out. Marketing manager Derrick Purvis (pictured) used the presentation...
Jun 26, 2013
Avocet Hardware has called on the UK’s insurance industry to recognise lock-snapping as a means of forced entry and pass on premium savings to customers whose homes are secured with snap-proof locks. Talking at the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network annual awards at The Houses of Parliament on June 18th, Avocet’s marketing manager, Derrick Purvis highlighted the worrying increase in the incidents of lock-snapping. He said: “Lock-snapping takes advantage of a weakness in the design of the standard Euro cylinder lock, which is fitted in millions of homes across the UK. “The weakness that burglars are exploiting is the Euro...
Jun 10, 2013
This customer fitted the Avocet ABS Cylinder Locks to his home. When burglars tried to enter, the snap secure lock held and they were unable to gain access to the property. Replacing the cylinder lock was far less costly and less traumatic than having their home intruded. View the original article here.