Door Locks and Cylinders

The UAP Cylinders are the best choice for inexpensive home security installation. Amongst our range of door locks we have products that have been created in accordance with the British Standards KM561977 and also awarded the “Secured by Design” approval by the Association of Chief Police Officers, such as the UAP+ Cylinder and UAP Budget Euro Cylinder which can be fitted to any external door in order to ward off criminals that attempt to use the most popular break-in methods.

One of the most recent additions to the UAP range of cylinders is the superb 3* Kitemarked euro cylinder, a combination of the expertise from UAP and Fullex. The Kinetica 3* Kitemarked Euro Cylinder utilises UAP’s patented timing pin system and combines the Fullex anti-snap solution in a very effective product.

Improving home security also means preventing fatal disasters caused by fire and that is why we also offer a range of cylinders that have been tested to EN1303:2005 and are also 1 hour fire resistant! Each cylinder is packed full of security features, and is part of UAP’s super smooth cylinders using the Chris Belcher designed anti-bump timing pin system. This very clever system uses nickel plated hardened steel key pins and driver pins, which gives the anti-drill feature we wanted to incorporate. The Patented timing pins are designed to interrupt the timing of the pins when bumped, and it is highly effective. And because we use special pins rather than trap pins, we do not have a high expense to get this anti-bump feature! The timing pins also have inbuilt anti-picks, and mushroom driver pins, which makes them highly effective against picking.

The cylinders also have a sacrificial cut line on them, meaning that if force is applied to the end of the cylinder in an attempt to break the cylinder to gain access, on standard cylinders, the weakest part of the cylinder is the screw hole which is in the centre of the cylinder (as there is less metal here). When force is applied, the cylinder will break away at this screw hole, making it very easy to manipulate the cylinder into opening. On the UAP Kitemarked Euro Cylinder, the cylinder will break away to the sacrificial cut line only, leaving the locking mechanism intact. If the cylinder is broken at this sacrificial cut line, the last 2 pins in the chamber remain in the cylinder, meaning that the cylinder can still be locks and unlocked with the key.

The UAP 1* cylinders are ideal to be combined with the UAP 2* Kitemarked high security door handles, giving you a professionally looking 3* security solution for PAS24 doors.