A new AS Platinum Series Euro Cylinder launched by security specialist Yale claims to provide the highest resistance against known cylinder attack methods.
Complying with the TS007 standard, the new generation cylinder was developed in conjunction with the Door and Hardware Federation. This was in response to concerns over attacks on cylinder locks by burglars.
No additional security furniture is required due to the cylinder offering the highest level of British Kitemarked TS007: 2012 3* security. A 10-year guarantee also comes with the new Euro cylinder, as well as being tested to the British Standard BS EN1303: 2005 and approved by Secured by Design, an official UK Police initiative.
The cylinder has four separate lines of defence, which claims to enable merchants to offer customers an innovative solution with an unrivalled level of security that will deter intruders.
If attacked, a snap-off front section comes away, meaning there is less of the cylinder to grip, while hardening grip-deflectors make it difficult to get a firm hold. The hardened reinforced bar on the cylinder is designed not to snap but flex in a way that is said to defeat the majority of intruders. An interlocking cam with a strengthening bar provides additional protection on the top section of the cylinder.
The AS Platinum Series Euro Cylinder is recommended for use on doors that require maximum protection against physical attacks. The cylinder is supplied with three keys as standard and is available in Euro Single, Euro Double and Euro turn options with a choice of polished brass or bright nickel finishes.
Francesca Wellings, product manager for Yale, said: “The TS007 3* standard represents a challenge for manufacturers, but Yale is committed to tackling the issues surrounding recent methods of attacking lock cylinders, which is why we have developed the AS Platinum Series Euro Cylinder.
“It has anti-snap, anti-bump, anti-pick, anti-screw and anti-drill protection, enabling merchants to provide customers with a robust product that offers unrivalled security.”