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Euro Cylinder Locks

At Tradelocks, we supply a range of TS007:2012 BSi Kitemarked anti snap euro cylinders, anti bump cylinder locks and thumb turn euro cylinders which are all high security Euro cylinder locks.

For a cylinder to gain a BSi Kitemarked 1 star rating it must pass the criteria set out on BS EN 1303:2005 proving to withstand 5 types of burglary attack; drilling, picking, bumping, snapping and plug extraction. 3 star Kitemarked cylinders have an additional lock snapping test.

It is recommended that all doors are fitted with a combination of 3 star Kitemarked security as the TS007 3 star rating is the highest rating and considered the ultimate door security solution. However, installing a 3 star cylinder is not the only way to get this level of security. By installing a TS007 1 star cylinder with the backup of a TS007 2 star door handle or 2 star cylinder guard you can also achieve 3 star security status.

UAP+ 1* Kitemarked Euro Cylinders

The UAP+ 1* Kitemarked euro cylinder is the best choice for inexpensive home security installation. Awarded the “Secured by Design” approval by the Association of Police Officers, it can be fitted to any external door in order to ward off criminals that attempt to use the most popular break-in methods such as cylinder bumping, picking and drilling. Combine with the UAP 2* Kitemarked high security front door handle to achieve 3 star security.

Kinetica 3* Kitemarked Euro Cylinders

The Kinetica 3* Kitemarked euro cylinder has the highest security rating in the market for high security euro cylinder locks. Awarded “Secured by Design” approval by the Association of Police Officers, this anti snap euro cylinder offers protection most popular break-in methods such as lock snapping, cylinder bumping, picking and drilling. It can also be fitted as a stand alone product to achieve 3 star security.

How to measure what size euro cylinder lock you need

Different door manufacturers produce different door thicknesses, so there are a range of Euro cylinder sizes to suit every door. Click 'more info' to learn how to measure the exact size cylinder you need for your door.

How to replace a euro cylinder lock by yourself

Replacing an existing Euro cylinder lock in your door is very simple and can be quickly done by yourself with no skill necessary - all you need is a screwdriver. Click 'more info' to find out how.

How to Measure a Euro Cylinder Lock

The easiest and most accurate way to measure a Euro cylinder is to use a cylinder gauge, which can be purchased here. However if you do not want to use to gauge, it is still possible to measure what size cylinder you need with a tape measure or ruler:

1. When you open your door, you will see the below:

how to measure a euro cylinder lock

The first thing to do is to locate the retaining screw (this is the screw that is keeping your current cylinder in place.)

2. If you are using a cylinder gauge, put the centre of the cylinder gauge (B) into the retaining screw hole on your door (there is no need to remove the retaining screw):

how to measure a euro cylinder lock

Adjust lever (A) and (C) on the gauge to the end of your door handle.

Do not measure what the existing cylinder is at it may be the wrong size and cause the cylinder to overhang, which makes it vulnerable to burglars.

3. On side A, read off the measurement (i.e. 45mm.) On side C, read off the measurement (i.e. 35mm.) Depending on which type of cylinder you want to use, it may only fit one way round, so make a note of which side is the external side (outside.) In this example, we will say that the external side is side A.

3A. If you are using a ruler or tape measure, measure from the centre of the retaining screw to the end of your handle on side A, and repeat with side C. Always round your measurements to the nearest 5mm, so if you get a measurement of 43mm round it up to 45mm, or if the measurement is 42mm round it down to 40mm.

4. You will now have 2 measurements: Side A = 45mm and Side C = 35mm. Adding these measurements together will give you an overall measurement of 80mm.

5. If you are planning on purchasing a key/key cylinder that can only be fitted one way round (for example the UAP 3* Kinetica cylinders) then the cylinder you need is a 80mm 35/45EX cylinder (the EX shows which side is external.) However if you are puchasing a cylinder that can be fitted either way round, you can purchase either 80mm 35/45 or a 80mm 45/35 cylinder (they are both exactly the same.)

5A. If you are planning on purchasing a thumb turn cylinder, it can only be fitted one way round with the thumb turn side being on the internal side (inside.) You would therefore need a cylinder which is a 80mm 35T/45 cylinder (the T shows which side the thumb turn goes on.)

Please note - you will see the cylinder options set out as Xmm X/X (X-10-X). For example, 80mm 35/45 (30-10-40). The X-10-X measurement is just another way that some people measure cylinders (they count the cam in the middle of the cylinder as 10mm and then deduct 5mm for each side.) However you do not need to take notice of this measurement when ordering.

How to Replace a Euro Cylinder Lock

Removing Your Old Cylinder:

1. Place your key into the cylinder and open your door.

2. Use a screw driver to remove the retaining screw from the cylinder (located underneath the latch and in line with the cylinder.)

how to fit a euro cylinder

3. Turn the key approximately 30 degrees either clockwise or anti-clockwise (either at 10 or 2 o’clock.)

how to fit a euro cylinder

4. Apply slight pressure to the opposite end of the cylinder so the cam (black latch in the centre of the cylinder) lines up with the cylinder body.

5. Slowly slide the cylinder out of the door towards yourself.

 

Fitting Your New Cylinder:

1. Place your new key into the new cylinder.

2. Turn the key approximately 30 degrees either clockwise or anti-clockwise (either at 10 or 2 o’clock) so the cam lines up with the cylinder body.

3. Slide the cylinder into the door.

4. Place the new retaining screw into the door’s fixing hole, and use a screwdriver to tighten so it is secure.

WARNING – DO NOT over tighten the retaining screw, as it will place strain on the cylinder cam and cause it to not function correctly.

DO NOT USE A DRILL OR SIMILAR TO TIGHTEN THE RETAINING SCREW. USE A HAND SCREWDRIVER.

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