Asec 1 Star Anti-Snap Kite Marked Door Cylinder Description:
Cylinder “snapping” is becoming a common method of infiltration by burglars. The standard euro profile cylinder has a weakness at the centre of the cylinder, and burglars are exploiting this weakness. Using common hand tools the cylinder can be manipulated, causing it to snap at the weak point. This leaves the inner workings of the door lock exposed and can then be easily unlocked and opened. All done in less than a minute. This is a very common method in the UK, and it is becoming more and more common in Ireland, especially in Dublin. To combat this method of attack, the anti-snap cylinder was introduced.
The Asec anti-snap door cylinder has been tested to British Standard BS EN 1303:2005 and is TS007:2012 1 Star Kite Marked approved. This means the Asec 1 star anti-snap cylinder has been through rigorous testing. It is designed as a replacement cylinder to upgrade your security against the different forms of attack a burglar would use.
Asec 1 Star Anti-Snap Kite Marked Door Cylinder Features
- Anti-Snap – Each cylinder has a sacrificial cut at the 3rd pin. If there is an attempt at snapping the cylinder, it will snap at this point rather than at the common weak point. (Snap on both sides of uneven size cylinders eg. 35mm/45mm. Snap on one side of even size cylinders eg. 30mm/30mm)
- Anti-Pick – Each cylinder feature special anti-pick pins to protect against picking
- Anti-Drill – Each cylinder feature reinforced steel pins to combat drilling
- Anti-Bump – Each cylinder feature special anti-bump pins to protect against picking using a bump key.
- 6 Pins – The Asec 1 Star anti-snap cylinders feature 6 pins rather than a standard 5 pins
- Standard key shape – no problem getting spare keys cut. Other high security cylinders come with dimple keys which are difficult to get spare keys cut
IMPORTANT NOTE: Having an anti-snap cylinder installed in your door is not a guarantee that your door will be burglar proof.
It is very important to select the correct size cylinder to suit your door. If the cylinder projects too far past the door handle on the exterior, it will offer little to no protection over a standard cylinder. The exterior side of the cylinder should be as close to the door handle as possible. Click on the “instructional video” on the left hand side, for our video on how to measure the correct size cylinder for your door. If you require help choosing the correct size for your door please contact us.
To accurately measure the length of cylinder you require, follow steps 1 – 3 in the fitting instructions below. When you have the cylinder removed, measure from either edge to the centre of the fixing hole. Below are the most common sizes. Please contact us if you require a different size other than the sizes listed below
These are the four sizes we stock:
30mm / 30mm (60mm)
30mm / 40mm (70mm)
35mm / 45mm (80mm)
40mm / 50mm (90mm)
Brass finish and other sizes available on request