ABUS Launch BSI*** Euro Cylinders

The UK euro cylinder market has tended to take up lower priced solutions for domestic doors  Consequently cylinders often stand out from the door handle making them vulnerable to ‘snapping’, and, given the vast majority of UK domestic doors and cylinders us a standard ‘1A ’ section, equally vulnerable to ‘bumping’.

Hence BSI developed stringent UK standards to identify cylinders that either are anti-bump (BSI*),(star Ed) and if proven to be both anti-bump and anti-snap are awarded the prestigious BSI***.  ( 3 stars Ed)

Unfortunately as ABUS‘ European market simply does not need to protect cylinders from either bumping (as there are hundreds of different sections widely sold across Europe), or snapping (as correct size cylinders are supplied with continental high security door furniture), so ABUS’ need to develop a BSI*** cylinder was restricted to the UK market alone.

However, in our 90th anniversary year, ABUS are very proud to launch to the UK market their E90 BSI*** range of euro cylinders.

Two special features distinguish the ABUS E90 BSI*** range.  All double cylinders have the benefit of the door being opened from the outside, despite a key being retained in the inside of the cylinder.  This is a huge benefit to carers, and any home with more than one resident.  ABUS also build in an additional anti-snap measure on top of the cradle design, with a vertically placed screw that simply stops any anti-snap tool being applied.

Using the ever popular 1A keyway, with patent pending design, the ABUS E90 BSI*** range covers all UK sizes of double, thumbturn and half cylinders, with either brass or nickel finish and blister card or boxed presentation.  Keyed alike options are also available.  RRRps start at around £21 exc. VAT.

Due to the very competitive nature of the UK cylinder market, and to run parallel to ABUS UK’s distribution of specification cylinder suites, this E90 cylinder range is available to all UK distributors direct from ABUS UK.

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