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New Yale Anti Snap Lock Review

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, In : Anti Snap Locks 
The new Yale anti snap euro lock meets BS EN 1303:2005 requirements and as a result is awarded the British Standard Kitemark. The Yale cylinder also meets the requirements to achieve the Sold Secure SS312 Diamond Standard making this one tough door lock. The lock cylinder has a built in sacrificial point designed to snap off first leaving very little of the lock cylinder to grasp. Further to this the yale anti snap has grip deflectors which also make it very difficult to grasp the remaining p...
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Avocet ABS Review

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Saturday, April 28, 2012, In : Anti Snap Locks 
Today we review the Avocet ABS euro lock and find out if it is as secure as they make out. So firstly here is  a bit about the lock. The ABS is a anti snap lock designed to retro fit to all upvc and composite doors to combat lock snapping. It uses a dimple style key similar to the Cisa Astral S we reviewed earlier. The main difference between the ABS dimple keys and all other dimple keys is a small magnet which is pressed into each of the ABS keys which plays a vital role. The pins inside an ...
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Cisa Astral S Anti Snap Lock Review

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Sunday, April 8, 2012, In : Anti Snap Locks 

So it’s been a long time since we started this blog and at the beginning we promised to review some of the anti-snap locks that are now available. Now seems a good time to start after the BBC programme on lock snapping in West Yorkshire last month we have had lots of people enquiring about anti snap locks, so here is the first review. The Cisa astral s is a Anti Snap lock cylinder which adheres to British Standard grade 6. The Cisa astral s has 1.6 million different key variations and is an...


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Lock Snapping

Posted by Ben Gatenby on Thursday, January 19, 2012, In : Anti Snap Locks 

Over the last couple of years people have found a really easy way to break in to any Upvc door no matter how good or expensive the door is. When the first upvc doors were introduced they were classed as high security doors because of the tough looking locking mechanisms which are fitted to them as standard. When locking a Upvc door you lift the handle and turn the key, the lifting of the handle engages the locking points into the frame holding the door secure with many hooks and bolts making ...


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