Thursday 13 October 2022

Why the Cylinder is the Star

What makes a 3* cylinder 3*? What makes it stand out from the crowd in terms of safety and security? 

The star system for cylinders is based on the TS007 standard, developed by the Door & Hardware Federation and the Glass & Glazing Federation with consultation and support from leading industry associations like Secured by Design. It is designed to give assurance that 3* cylinders will resist cylinder snapping, bumping and other forms of cylinder attack.

It has long been recognised that one of the most vulnerable aspects of a door with regard to security is the locking cylinder. Once a cylinder is exposed, it can be broken and manipulated easily: a scenario that has been played out in the media in recent years as there has been an increase in the number of break-ins where the cylinder has been broken. 

TS007, modelled on the PAS 24 standard for doorsets, was designed to specifically addresses the cylinder vulnerability rating cylinders from one to three stars. 
1*star-rated cylinders have passed the criteria for the British Kitemark to resist drilling, picking and bumping; however, they have NOT passed snapping tests.

3* rated cylinders have passed all TS007 tests including lock snapping tests.

3* Sold Secure Diamond Rating: This is the superstar of cylinders that have been tested above and beyond the usual standards required for TS007 and accredited by the Master Locksmiths Association.
The new ABUS X60 is a first-rate 3* cylinder suite with anti-snap, -drill, -bump, -pick and plug extraction properties built-in as standard. 

It boasts a full range of accreditation from Secured by Design, SoldSecure Diamond Standard status, TS007 certification and a Kitemark Approval. To prove its confidence in the X60 range, ABUS is offering a full 10-year guarantee.

The ABUS X60 3* cylinder is the perfect choice for single-entry properties such as apartments where a safe emergency exit is just as vital as top-notch security and for multi-entrance properties, the ABUS X60 can be keyed alike across a whole property between the standard X60 ABUS cylinder, a rim version for night latches, a padlock for sheds and garages, and even bike locks due to its compatibility with ABUS Bordo 6000PZ.

ABUS has been making locks since 1924 and the company’s lock-making expertise lies at the heart of the padlocks they are so well-known for.  ABUS is a global manufacturer of high-quality, innovative security, access and safety solutions with a nearly 100 years’ history of innovation. 

ABUS UK is part of a worldwide group of companies that supplies and distributes a huge range of both electronic and mechanical security products and systems for home, mobile security and commercial security.

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