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How to Meaure and Fit a Euro Cylinder
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Euro Secure Testing

We only sell product we have personally tested. And with a great deal of experiance in locks and security products we like to think we know a thing or two about cylinder lock security.

We test and select the best products available. There are a great many products out there that do not stand up to robust testing and we believe, do not offer full protection in the real world. And whilst we are not an accredited test house, we have come accross products that carry accreditation that fall far short of our required standard. Therefore we test ourselves and to ensure we have confidence in the product we sell.

Lock snapping on the BBC Lock Testing - The Test Rig

The test rig we use is built to the same specification as the BSI Kitemark TS007 specified rig, and very similar to the Sold Secure Diamond specifiation rig. Both rigs are designed to put a cylinder lock through a very harsh test, allowing no protection from either handles or close routing preps.

This video shows the test rig used and the performance of a standard euro cylinders, fitted in most doors today.

Not All 3 Star Locks are the Same

We are amazed at how this lock performs when tested to the required TS007 3 star criteria. This is not to say that it would not resist a burglar in a good routed door, but when tested to the TS007 criteria in a TS007 3 star specification rig we struggle to see how it could possible have gained a pass. We replicated this test with the same lock purchased from the internet and got the same results

Other suppliers will try to say that because a lock has a certain standard that it is totally secure, and accept manufacturers claims.

We however ensure we are selling what we believe are only the most secure products



See our Door Handle tests here

If you have questions about testing or the robustness of anti lock snapping products please contact us at

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