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Lock Works are trained ABS high security lock technicians offering a quick, clean and efficient way of upgrading your door security with the ABS lock - the most advanced euro cylinder lock on the market today.

What's wrong with my current lock?

Door cylinder snapping & bumping is on the rise (read more). With everyday tools a burglar can get past a standard door cylinder in less than 30 seconds - the result, quick and easy access.

Every other euro profile cylinder on the market is vulnerable to burglary attack by snapping of the cylinder because, once snapped, the central cam of the door cylinder comes away leaving the internal mechanism of the door lock accessible to the burglar.

cylinder snap

When a standard cylinder is compromised the black cam in the centre (the part that turns the locking mechanism) breaks away leaving the lock vulnerable to manual opening.


The ABS lock has unique patented snap secure technology that locks the cam into position where it can't be physically moved - the lock cannot be compromised!

All other snap resistant door cylinders try to stop the burglar snapping the cylinder.

With the forces generated using standard tools such as mole grips or a claw hammer it is virtually impossible to stop cylinder snapping.

Therefore we designed ABS to overcome burglary attacks by giving no access to the lock mechanism.

The ABS cylinder has unique, patented technology, that retains the cam, solidly in position once the cylinder is snapped. This is the only lock available on the market that uses this system.

As you can see from the image opposite, the attacker is faced with no way of gaining access to the door lock once the ABS cylinder has been snapped.
The cam is retained solidly and securely in position.

ABS Snap Secure Lock

With all other cylinders you would be faced with a gaping hole giving easy access to the lock mechanism.

It is possible, due to the forces generated, to snap all other, so called security cylinders.

ABS is the only door cylinder lock that is genuinely snap secure without the need for additional security devices such as cylinder clamps, guards and security handles, all of which require machining of the door to fit.

ABS is the only truly retro-fittable product to overcome this attack method.

So, Why choose an ABS lock?

The Avocet ABS cylinder has special built in Snap Secure technology that ensures that if the door is attacked the cylinder snaps from the outside and blocks access to the internal mechanism of the door lock.

The ABS snap secure cylinder lock keeps the burglar out and it can still be operated from the inside of the property even after an attack.

ABS lock with patented snap secure technology



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