Is your front door cylinder lock secure?

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How secure is your door security? The cylinder is the part of the lock which the key goes into. If the cylinder doesn’t have added security features, your home could be at risk. Door Security that meets a 3 star security rating will provide maximum security from all known methods of forced entry, including cylinder snapping manipulation, picking and lock bumping.

The easiest way of reaching 3 star security is by installing a 3 Star BSI Kitemarked Cylinder.

Here at Quality Locks we stock a range of euro cylinders, including The Kinetica! When comparing the UAP 3 Star Kinetica cylinder to a standard one, there’s a clear winner when it comes to security.

Here’s a run-down of some of the security features the Kinetica has:

BSI Kitemark and the TS007 Standard

Locks that display the Kitemark can give you the reassurance that each product has been tested to a high standard. If a product is rated by BSI it will come with a star rating and means the cylinder has proven capable of defending against various lock breaking attacks after extensive testing.

The TS007 standard has been developed by Secured by Design, the Door and Hardware Federation and the Glass and Glazing Federation.

3 star Kitemarked cylinders must prove that they can withstand 5 types of attack; drilling, picking, bumping, snapping and plug extraction.

Each Kinetica cylinder has many special security features including:


Our 3* cylinders have a sacrificial cut lines on them, so when force is applied to the end, they will break away to the anti-snap line only. This leaves the remaining part of the cylinders operational and the locking mechanisms intact.


Our 3* cylinders have a unique and patented anti-bump system which doesn’t use trap pins.


Each 3* cylinder has 4 hardened steel anti-drill pins on each side to defend against drilling attacks.


Each 3* cylinder has a minimum of 3 anti-pick pins on each side. This makes them extremely difficult for a burglar to pick.

Part of the UAP Cylinder Guarantee

The 3 star Kinetica cylinder combines expertise from both UAP and Fullex locks. It has the highest Kitemark rating for cylinders,Secured by Design Approved and has achieved Sold Secured Diamond Standard! Now that’s secure!

In fact UAP are so confident about the security of their cylinders that they  offer you additional protection under their anti-burglary guarantee!

The UAP Cylinder Guarantee Scheme gives you the guarantee that if an intruder manages to break into your home via a UAP high security cylinder, UAP will cover the cost of any stolen goods up to the value of £5000 – if your insurance refuses to pay out.

If that’s not guaranteed security – we don’t know what is!

Find out more about the scheme here.

To view our range of  UAP 3 Star Cylinders click here.


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