3-Star security

Kenrick has introduced a new 3-Star high security cylinder.

Independently tested to meet the latest security standards of the British Standard Kitemark (TS007 3*), the Kenrick 3-Star cylinder has been designed for those fabricators who want a top of the range door locking solution at a reasonable price.

The new Secured by Design-approved cylinder features multiple high-security pins to provide maximum security and resistance against the known cylinder attack methods: picking, drilling, snapping, bumping, pulling and screwing.

Steve Williams, Kenrick’s sales and marketing director, said: “With more than 70% of burglars gaining access to a property through a door, the choice of hardware for that door is a very important decision for any homeowner. Sadly, the number of attacks on doors is increasing because intruders can quickly and quietly manipulate the cylinder and gain access to a property – typically in less than 15 seconds.

“We need to stamp this type of crime out and offer far greater peace of mind for the homeowner. Our new 3-Star cylinder eliminates any possibility of tampering with the cylinder, making homes much less vulnerable to attack.”

The new cylinder meets the standards of TS007 on both sides of the cylinder, which means that fabricators only need to stock one cylinder for both open-in and open-out doors.

It’s also compatible with an A1 key blank, so homeowners can buy extra keys from the high street if needed.

The cylinder is manufactured in a polished brass or a nickel finish and can be easily retro-fitted with no additional preparation. It is available as paired alike or thumb turn and in all sizes from 70mm to 110mm in 5mm increments.

The cylinder has also been tested to 100,000 cycles and comes with a 10-year mechanical guarantee.