Security News / Snap

  • AVOCET CALLS ON INSURANCE INDUSTRY TO ACT ON LOCK-SNAPPING

    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...

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  • More things to improve door security

    Original Article written by Calvin Beckford - The Crime Prevention Website   Replacing lock cylinders – important please read   Most of the locks on replacement doors rely on a ‘euro' profile cylinder or ‘oval’ profile cylinder to operate the locking mechanism. In recent years there has been a steady increase in the numbers of burglaries where these cylinders have been attacked to gain entry (discussed below). The police and security industry have known about these problems for several years, but because in the early days the techniques were used rarely and were confined to only a few locations around...

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  • ABS - A Locksmiths Thoughts

    The Avocet ABS Mk3 has been around for a while now and is one of the most popular anti snap locks found around Yorkshire so I thought I would do a review. As the name suggests the mk3 ABS is the 3rd generation of ABS anti snap lock. The ABS works in a different way to all other anti snap locks with its patented cam mechanism. The clever cam mechanism means that even if the cylinder is broken in the middle access to the multi point mechanism is still blocked. The ABS has been awarded the British standard kite mark...

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  • ABS Beats the Burglar!

    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.

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