Avocet ABS MK3 Ultimate

Avocet are the manufacturer of the well-known ABS Ultimate Snap Secure High Security Euro Cylinder lock. Avocet’s ABS Ultimate high security locks with unique patented snap secure technology meet the highest safety standards - is British Kitemark stamped, with a TS007 3-star rating, Sold Secure SS312 Diamond standard and is Secured by Design accredited – a combination that no other lock on the market can currently match. Also known as ABS Anti Snap locks or ABS Snap Safe Locks, Avocet Locks provide the ultimate in the high security door locks industry. 

For more information, please visit our ABS locks and keys FAQ page and find out what makes makes Avocet ABS so secure.

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In common break-in cases, the perpetrator will typically resort to the lock-snapping method of forced entry. Using a tool (such as a screwdriver), the criminal can remove the protective case around the door lock and dismantle the mechanism within a matter of seconds. This is because traditional euro cylinders are vulnerable to this form of attack and possess no features to defend against it. The ABS lock is more suited to protect your property from this as its bump, drill, pick and snap resistant technology is thoroughly tested against all forms of lock breaking techniques.

A typical ABS lock is recognised as a highly secure product for the following reasons:

  • TS007 3 star approved
  • British kitemark - KM 586153
  • BS EN1303 2005 approved
  • Secured by design accreditation (Police preferred specification)
  • Meets the requirements of Sold Secure Diamond
  • Patented snap secure active cam technology
  • Pick, drill & bump resistant
  • 16 anti-drill pins
  • 6 trap pins for pick resistance
  • Magnetic anti-bump system
  • Anti-snap - 2x sacrificial sections

ABS locks are quick to install and require no adaptions to your door or additional features such as security handles or cylinder guards. The three stars on the end of an ABS cylinder indicate rigorous testing to ensure the lock is fully reinforced against lock snapping, drilling, picking and bumping. For further information on what makes ABS MK3 cylinders so secure, please read 'how secure is an ABS lock?'

Meanwhile its Affinity window and door hardware range ensures the company is once again one of the leading players in the home window and door security market. Meridian Security are an Avocet ABS Elite Centre and have been working on ABS locks for over 4 years now. Having recently invested in the latest key cutting technology we are able to provide an ABS Key Cutting Service in-house and delivered across the UK. This means that we can make one key fit all the locks in your home, which in turn cuts down on the amount of keys that need to be cut, and also gives you another point of entry should your main entry door be attacked.