Euro Cylinder Locks – What To Look For

Thinking of upgrading your Euro cylinder locks, but unsure what to look for? Not to worry – we’ll talk you through what to consider!

3-star rated Euro cylinders provide the highest security level available. They can defend against all the most common methods of forced entry, including cylinder snapping, picking and bumping – these defence methods are essential. It’s important to also consider a lock’s fire rating – quality Euro cylinder locks will be fire rated up to 60 minutes.

3-star Euro cylinders can also be combined with other hardware with star ratings for top-tier security; similarly, a lower rated cylinder can be combined with 3-star door hardware to make a solution with a cumulative rating of 3-star. It is recommended, however, to install a Euro cylinder lock with the highest security rating available.

Top Euro Cylinder Locks

Kinetica+ K4 Euro Cylinder Locks

The new Kinetica+ K4 is Fullex’s strongest Euro cylinder lock yet, thanks to its multi-award winning, multi-patented safety features. At the heart of the cylinder’s advanced defence capability lies an ingenious cam system that delivers a new kind of security, working intelligently so that the defence system only gets mobilised once the cylinder is attacked. The K4 lock secures premises with a proven performance that’s been tested to 100,000 cycles and reinforced by a two-year guarantee.

Repels All Invaders

BioKeys repel germs and bacteria

Kinetica+ K4 Euro cylinder locks are also provided with three Bio keys, which are treated with antibacterial and antiviral properties. Tested to ISO 22196:2011 and ISO 21702:2019, they’re shown to reduce Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia Coli, and SARS-CoV-2, reducing the spread of these bacteria and viruses when using the lock.

Click here to shop Kinetica+ K4 and learn more on our blog.

What Else Should I Look For?

When considering which lock to buy and install, look out for the BSI Kitemark logo (British Standards Institute). Locks that display the Kitemark are certified to have been tested to a high standard.

BSI Kitemark

Other accreditations to look for in a quality Euro cylinder lock are Secured by Design, PAS24, Document Q, and Sold Secure Diamond.


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