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SouthWest Locksmiths

Woodgate, Higher Tremar, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 5HJ

ABS Keys


ABS Avocet TS007 3 Star Anti Snap Euro Locks from an official ABS Elite fitter and supplier

Items are available in our online shop or by contacting us.  


The ABS MK3 is the UK's No1 most secure anti snap, anti bump, anti drill, anti pick euro cylinder available.

  • The UK's Highest Security Euro Cylinder

  • Anti Snap, Anti Bump, Anti Pick, Anti Drill

  • British Standard EN1303

  • BS TS007 3 Star Rated

  • Sold Secure Diamond Standard

  • Prices start at just £25.99 plus vat


The ABS Avocet cylinder in our opinion is one of the best cylinders available in the UK, it has the highest 3 star 'Sold Secure' rating.

No matter how much damage the cylinder takes - it will not fail, and you will still be able to open the lock from the inside.


Upgrading your locks to the Avocet ABS high security lock is an easy and proven way of combating against lock snapping and bumping. Unlike many other so-called anti snap locks on the market the Avocet ABS high security cylinder lock has a patented locking cam that totally blocks access into the lock case - no other europrofile cylinder lock on the market has this same effective system.


Sold Secure, the security product test house owned by the Master Locksmiths Association started work over 2 years ago on a test standard to cover newer known methods of attack.

SS312 Diamond, which started towards the end of 2010 is constantly being updated and tweaked to ensure it’s consistently up to date with latest techniques etc, is the highest level of approval for lock cylinders, and includes a test for resistance to snapping.

Subsequent to the launch of SS312 Diamond the TS007 British kitemark has also been launched to address the issue but the Sold Secure standard is seen by most as the leader and therefore the approval to have.

The difference between the Sold Secure Diamond standard is that it includes more robust tests which uses additional tools that are readily available to a burglar but which are not used in the TS007 3 star tests.

The TS007:2014 specification is a new British Kitemark standard which uses a star rated system.

To avoid any confusion make sure you use a lock that has passed all of the highest standards and is proven. The solution to lock snapping is the Avocet ABS snap secure lock.

The Avocet ABS lock is so effective that it is used in Police and Council target hardening projects to tackle areas that have seen repeat break-ins using cylinder lock snapping techniques. The ABS high security lock was installed as the chosen solution by Leeds City Council and installed in 10,000 homes in East Leeds, the result showed a dramatic reduction in burglary rates - in fact the ABS lock eradicated the problem in the areas it had been installed.


Keyed Alike Service


ABS locks can also be keyed alike to the new range of ABS thumb turns, ABS Rim locks, Half euro cylinders and ABS padlocks, meaning all your door locks and padlocks can be working off the same key. Due to the Sold Secure rating on e ABS lock, this service can only be completed at manufactor level, this would mean a slightly longer lead time on order completion. no matter what anyone say and it may well voide any warranty or British Standared associated with the lock.

in our experiance ABS locks cannot reliably be master and sub master keyed, again no matter what anyone says.

Please contact us for a quote and lead time.

if you need a master key service to meet your budget, please master key section by

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  • Offices and practices

  • Apartment complexes and private homes

  • Business and industrial sites

  • Airports, public transport

  • Schools, universities

  • Hospitals

    A 3 star rated euro cylinder has been subjected to standard tests included in the previous Kitemark for drilling, picking, plug extraction and newer forced entry tests for lock snapping using a standard toolkit.

    Anti snap europrofile cylinder locks with a 1 star rating would require additional 2 star rated security handle or cylinder guards.

    Please note there is no such thing however as a 2 star rated cylinder - the 2 star rating applies to a security handle or cylinder guard


Please see our shop for ways to order. Shop Link Click Here


We suggest you always register your keys on the official ABS Secure website by following this link. ABS Secure