The Best Euro Cylinders for Home Security
Keeping your home safe is of utmost importance. Whether you live in an apartment, house, or any other kind of living space, it is essential to secure the door with a reliable lock. Euro cylinders are a popular choice among homeowners and security experts alike because they offer robust protection from forced entry and theft. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the three best euro cylinders on the market so that you can make an informed decision when selecting one for your home. As a locksmith I’ve had 17 years experience and these are my top picks based on reliability and security.
The Apecs 3 Star Euro cylinder is one of the most reliable choices in terms of security. It has been tested according to British Standard and successfully passed all tests with flying colors. This euro cylinder features anti-drill pins which protect against drilling attempts as well as anti-snap resistance which prevents it from being broken into two pieces by force. It also features a key registration system which allows you to register your keys with Apecs in case they are lost or stolen, making them unusable by anyone else. These cylinders come with a 10 year warranty and a £2500 break-in guarantee. How many manufacturers offer a 10 year warranty!
Anti-pick: 4 pins on each side
Anti-bump: double locking mechanism with slider in combination with a unique shallow chamber
Anti-drill: 2 pins on each side of the cylinder shell + 5 on each side in the cylinder core
1 steel driver pin on each side
Snap-secure sacrificial point
Dimple and slider hybrid key profile
5-year snap-secure guarantee
The 3 Star Yale Platinum cylinder is another excellent choice when it comes to securing your home’s entrance door. This euro cylinder is made out of hardened steel, making it highly resistant to attacks such as drilling and picking attempts. It also has an anti-snap design which makes it very difficult to snap off using force alone. Furthermore, this cylinder includes a drill plate which further protects against drilling attempts and makes sure that the lock remains intact even if someone managed to get past the hardened steel exterior. Finally, this cylinder also comes with a key registration service which allows you to register your keys with Yale in case they are ever lost or stolen so that no one else can use them without authorization from you.
The Avocet Ultimate range features unique “Snap Secure” patented technology that ensures that if the that if the door is attacked, the cylinder snaps in TWO places (not just one like all other anti-snap models) and totally blocks access to the internal mechanism of your door lock preventing entry.
This “Snap Attack” is THE most common method of entry due to the speed of entry (usually less than 30 seconds) and the lack of skill required. The ABS Ultimate cylinders also incorporates bump resistant technology to prevent entry by the “Bump Key” method.
- SS312 Sold Secure Diamond Grade
- Secured by Design Accreditation (Police preferred specification)
- 3 Star British Standard Kite Marked (TS007:2014 – KM586153)
- Patented Snap Secure Technology
- Pick, Drill & Bump Resistant
- Pin-in-Pin and magnetic pin technology
- 6 trap pins for advanced pick resistance
- 16 Anti-drill pins
- Double, single, thumb turn, rim and padlock formats available
- Three keys as standard per cylinder
- Secure online key registering
- Keyed alike sets available – for your convenience
- Tested to and achieved: BS EN 1303:2005, BS 3621:2007, PAS 24:2007, TS007:2007:2014 – 3 Star, SS312 Sold Secure Diamond Grade
- 10 year Warranty
ABS Snap-Secure cylinders require no adaptation to the door or existing handle and can be installed in minutes. Forget security handles & cylinder guards, NO additional security handles or guards are required to meet TS007:2012 – 3 star maximum security grade (require by insurers).
In conclusion, there are many great choices when it comes to finding a reliable lock for your home’s entrance door but choosing the right one can be a daunting task given all the options available on the market today. Hopefully this article has helped narrow down your search by offering three of the best euro cylinders currently available for purchase; Apecs 3 Star Euro Cylinder, 3 Star Yale Platinum Cylinder, and UAP 3 Star Euro Cylinder – each offering unique features that make them stand out from their competitors while still providing excellent security for your home entrance door! No matter which option you choose; rest assured knowing that you have made an informed decision based on quality products available on today’s market! Happy shopping!