Door locks are an integral part of anyone’s home security. They are the first line of defence when it comes to protecting your property from intruders; the more door security you have the more safeguarded your property will be. Multipoint door locks are usually installed on uPVC composite doors and as the name suggests have multipoint locking points that all lock simultaneously when locked with a front door key. Multipoint Door Locks Multipoint door locks will usually have three locking points. It is placed in the door frame and grips... Read More
Euro cylinder locks are the most common uPVC door locks. They are predominantly used throughout Europe, hence the name Euro lock. We stock many Euro cylinder locks from hardware security brands such as Yale, VERSA, UAP, Ultion as well as our own brand cylinder locks. The difficulty with some euro cylinders however is that they can be snapped, leaving your property at a disadvantage, that’s why we are proud to call ourselves an approved Avocet ABS Elite Centre. What’s an ABS Elite Centre? Avocet elite centre’s guarantee the customer the... Read More
Here at Home Secure we often get asked the question which euro cylinder lock is the best and why should I buy it? As of todays date 18/12/2014 we are recommending the Avocet ABS euro cylinder lock. In this article we are going to give our opinion on why this lock is the best on the market and the reasons for that.
Here at Home Secure we are an approved Avocet ABS Elite Centre. This means our company has been vetted and approved to distribute Avocet products. We have fully trained staff and specialist on site equipment to build ABS locks. ABS locks are high security products so only use approved centres like ourselves or your home security will be at risk. There are three types in ABS euro cylinders. Each lock is supplied with three keys and a security card.: Euro (Key Both Sides) Euro (Key and Thumb Turn one side) Euro (Half, Key One Side) ABS... Read More
If you have a traditional lock cylinder – like 90 per cent of other homeowners – then you may be vulnerable to intruders who are able to manipulate these security measures with minimum fuss. What is Lock Snapping? Lock snapping is simply the method of applying pressure to euro cylinder causing it to break in half. The break point is usually at the centre of the cylinder which has been found to be a weak point in these locks. It is also common practice for burglars to break off the... Read More