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Best Diamond Euro Cylinder

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by King312, 8 Dec 2018.

  1. King312

    King312

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    I have always tried to buy BSI kitemark items however the 3 star euro cylinders are reasonable in showing it is robust but does not show which are the best and anti-pick, anti-bump proof but it seems a lot of locks can be picked looking on Youtube. The videos stopped me buying the yale 3star platinum. https://www.barnsleylock.co.uk/snap-secure-cylinder-comparison-guide-245-c.asp

    Here is a list of the more recent secure by design police approved 'sold secure SS312 Diamond standard' locks:
    https://www.soldsecure.com/search?p...ct_type_caption=&grading=517&company=&action=


    I do not want to pay a lot of money, ideally less than £50. My current choice is between Cisa Astral S and Avocet ABS. Which is currently the best?
     
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    I replaced mine with Cisa, the ones with the highest anti pick rating etc. Snap resistance is just that, a blow with a hammer will break even the most secure. Its the sound that the hammer makes which deters potential intruders.

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    Not sure I know what you mean when you say 'blow with a hammer will break even the most secure', are you sure?

    The ABS lock has passed all lock standards to the highest ratings of Sold Secure Diamond, TS007 3 star, Secured by Design and is also stamped with the Insurer preferred British Kitemark stamp of approval.

    https://www.abs-secure.co.uk/pages/accreditations
     
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    Didn't ABS stop doing their cash back security guarantee? That did make me wonder if they know something we dont
    Ultron still do a cash back guarantee £1000 if someone breaks into your home via the cylinder.

    I don't know which is better but I like a company thats prepared to but its cash at risk
     
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    The ultions have major problems still, just Google it

    As well as.....
     
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  8. a decent lock is just a detterent you just need to appear harder to break into than neighbouring properties . We have ABS locks on all doors, no complaints here.
     
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    Just upgraded to ABS locks front and back here, seem very very good quality.
     
  10. King312

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    He means exactly that, a good blow with a hammer will break most secure locks so it is permanently unable to open - not break it open but break it closed. It's what they are designed to do - a good safety feature which is essential for the diamond list.

    The CiSA Astral-S is the best anti-pick lock available for cheap but it is only 1 star on the BS-kitemark.

    The Avocet ABS seems to be the one I will go for - although I really do not like the keys aesthetics - but it is solid and functional.
     
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    I got my Avocet for £35 because it was an unpopular size, 5mm too long on the inside of the door, which doesn't bother me! :D
     
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