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Does anyone know what the new ERA Fortress cylinder locks are like?

 

Long story short, I’ve got an older relative who lives in an area where there have been a lot of burglaries recently, they’ve got through the locks rather than broken their way in.

So I have been asked if I can get them some better locks, I had thought of the Ultion but it doesn’t look like I can buy them myself, so I need a solid alternative.

 

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Apparently the neighbour knows more than a group of locksmiths 🙄

I went to measure for the locks and was told “the keys with the dots are better”.

 

So I guess I’m back to Ultion. Is there anywhere where I can buy two keyed alike from or is it a case of I must be a locksmith to buy them?

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Apparently the neighbour knows more than a group of locksmiths

I went to measure for the locks and was told “the keys with the dots are better”.

 

So I guess I’m back to Ultion. Is there anywhere where I can buy two keyed alike from or is it a case of I must be a locksmith to buy them?

 

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for those that think dimple locks are far more secure than conventional keys , i explain that this is a myth and in fact they are more prone to certain attacks , show them the abs impression and snapping tool in action on video , the keyway being so big makes them far more prone to this style of attack than a good cylinder key.

 

what still amazes me is we have these cylinder standards which have become quite complex to acheive a harder to open cylinder by picking and bypass methods , so done a great job on the cylinder to slow locksmiths down , but ignored many of the most common entries .

ie whats the point of a 3 star cylinder on an externally beaded door ? whats point of a 3 star cylinder on patio doors where spreading is used ? whats point of 3 star cylinder without security handles to prevent other bypas methods ? whats the point of a 3 star cylinder with thumb turn with a nice big letterbox next door to it ?

 

its great that they have upped the game on cylinders themselves , but these should be equalled by the door standards which is often ignored , its a false sense of security for a home owner to have a 3 star cylinder and be told they are now secure when the truth may be very different.

 

personally id feel more secure with a 1 star cylinder and a 2 star handle set than just a 3 star cylinder , i bet if all doors had 2 star handle sets and normal cheap euros correctly fitted then handle removal and snapping would not have been such an epidemic. id prefer to see a complete standard than a standard on just 1 component .

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Kinetica 3* cylinders are also worth looking at too - https://tradelocks.co.uk/kinetica-double-anti-snap-euro-cylinders.html

 

They are 3* Kitemarked, Secured by Design and also Sold Secure Diamond Standard.

 

 

I'm not sure thats all true? I would like to see the SS312 certificate or advertising using the standard.

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