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Avocet Praises Glazerite for ABS Addition

Avocet Hardware has praised Glazerite Windows for its decision to fit its ABS snap secure lock as standard on all of its Secured by Design (SBD) accredited doors.

Raymond Pearce, Avocet Hardware’s head of UK sales, said: “Lock-snapping has become a huge issue in recent years and one of the main reasons for its rise in prevalence is the number of double glazed and uPVC doors being sold with locks that simply aren’t secure.”

“Glazerite’s decision to tackle this problem through the incorporation, as standard, of the UK’s safest lock has to be applauded and I hope others will quickly follow suit.”

Avocet’s ABS lock is the only retrofit product in the country to be both TS007 3-star rated and hold Sold Secure’s SS312 Diamond accreditation – the latter being awarded only after the most strenuous and up-to-date testing procedure in the UK. A process that the lock has to undergo every 12-months in order to retain the accreditation.

Jason Thompson, a Glazerite director, added: “It doesn’t matter how many hooks and bolts your door has, the Euro cylinder is the weakest link. Burglars are aware of this weakness and lock-snapping break-ins are rising as a result.

“The ABS cylinders not only offer a higher level of security than our previous cylinders, they also qualify for the SBD and Maco Secure PLUS accreditations without the need for a separate cylinder guard or security door handle.”

The ABS locks feature anti bump, snap, pick and drill technology, and incorporate a unique patented snap secure locking technology, which allows sacrificial sections to break off during an attack, leaving the door fully secure, but openable by key afterwards.

“We know from trade and consumer feedback that security is getting higher on householders and businesses’ list of priorities in choosing windows and doors so we want to be sure our trade customers are fully armed to meet and exceed that demand by offering the very best available”, added Jason.

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