ABUS UK Offers New Total Door Security

ABUS UK is offering locksmiths an opportunity to add service to sales with their UK Door Bar range.

For many years ABUS Door Bars have contributed to the success of the ABUS security portfolio in Germany, however their very specific fitting requirements have meant that sales in the UK are mostly limited to distributors able to offer a professional fitting service. 

Now ABUS UK has many committed locksmiths across the country whose professional expertise could easily be adapted to fitting these products. While each Door Bar comes with simple-to-follow English fitting instructions, many consumers may feel embarking on this ‘DIY’ task is a step beyond their comfort zone.

So now ABUS UK offers those distributors who are able to offer their customers a simple fitting service a double potential sale - supply and fit an ABUS Door Bar.

There are three Door Bars on offer from ABUS UK:

  • PR1400 internal hand operated door bar:                        RRP £113.04
  • PR1500 internal key operated door bar:                          RRP £152.73
  • PR2600 internal & external key operated door bar:         RRP £160.29

Additional fitting kits are available to adapt to different door openings or structures, if needed. 

The 2 key-operated versions are supplied with a high-security, dimple-key Euro Cylinder, which can be exchanged and re-fitted to suit any ABUS or existing door cylinder system.

For further information on ABUS Door Bars and the complete ABUS security portfolio please visit www.ABUS.com/U

ABUS SmartVest Wireless Alarm System - Security Gets Smart

The launch of the ABUS SmartVest Alarm and Smart Home system is a timely introduction into the growing Smart Home market. The system easily integrates its alarm package into ABUS’ well-developed CCTV programme and offers what consumers want from their Smart Home product, including that Smart Home Plug. 

The system offers UK security customers a ‘smart’, out-of-the-box alarm kit with a cutting edge, easy-to-use app, making the system secure, ultra-convenient, and intuitive. Even better, the SmartVest alarm system can be integrated with ABUS CCTV cameras, offering the perfect security package

The SmartVest range has generated keen interest thanks to its many features and benefits such as:

- Simple, guided installation thanks to step-by-step, plug-and-play installation videos

- Intuitive operation via smartphone, tablet or wireless remote control

- Alarm, video, baby care and smart functions in one system and from just one app

- Add-on flexibility thanks to a range of wireless components that can be individually combined and expanded

ABUS SmartVest provides ABUS distributors a smart security wireless system which they can confidently sell to consumers, being easy to install and convenient to use without any prior technical knowledge, thanks to its plug-and-play capability. With a promotional RRP kit available at £234.62 + VAT and promotional sell-in discounts, SmartVest adds up to a great deal.

Further details on the ABUS SmartVest range can be found on our website www.abus.com or you can contact our sales team on: 0117 204 7000 or [email protected]

ABUS Door Closers – Closing Doors Safely and Quietly

ABUS UK are introducing the ABUS Door Closers providing a convenient and safe solution for shutting doors quietly and securely. ABUS Door Closers eliminate the frustration of doors that bang, and doors that don’t shut properly allowing draughts.

Fire doors must be self-closing to comply with legislation and ABUS Door Closers can provide this for both residential and commercial properties. The top-fitting door closers are easy to install and are suitable for almost any door size and design.

ABUS provides a range of models for entrance doors, front doors, internal doors and fire doors including the following:

The AC4223 is suitable for room doors up to 65 kg and a maximum width of 950mm. The AC4223 can be used DIN left and DIN right, has adjustable closing speeds and is EN class 2-3. RRP £30.00 excluding VAT.

The AC7023 is suitable for office doors, front doors to flats and entrance doors up to 85kg and a maximum door width of 1100mm. The AC7023 can be used DIN left and DIN right, has adjustable closing speeds and is EN class 2,3,4 (< 105°). RRP £60.00 excluding VAT.

The AC7124 is suitable for office and entrance doors and for public buildings between 45 and 85kg and a maximum door width of 1250mm. The AC7124 can be used DIN left and DIN right, has adjustable closing speeds, adjustable closing force, opening damping and EN class 2 -4. RRP £85.00 excluding VAT.

The AC7303 is suitable for office doors, front doors to flats and fire protection doors, maximum door weight of 60kg and maximum door width of 950mm. The AC7303 can be used DIN left and DIN right, has adjustable closing speeds, locking function and is EN class 3. RRP £105.00 excluding VAT.

Further details on the ABUS door closer range can be found on our website www.abus.com or you can contact our team on: 0117 204 7000 or [email protected]

ABUS Review 2016

2016 has seen some major ABUS introductions with the launch of the TITALIUM 96 and 98 padlocks, the new TS007 BSI* cylinder ranges, the Modular cylinder size adaptor system, and the new wAppLoxx programme of access control.

These introductions secure ABUS’ position as a top padlock supplier, enhance our door cylinder range, and bring ABUS to the forefront of security technology. 

For full details on these new products please contact us on 0117 204 7000 or visit www.abus.com

Our website also highlights that Christmas and a New Year are just around the corner and ABUS season’s greetings are of course there, along with important information on end of season office hours and order delivery.

ABUS, as a German manufacturer, is not immune from the Brexit effect on currency. Despite the significant increase in the cost of the €, ABUS UK is supported by the ABUS Group and able to ensure the good feeling of security remains a commercially attractive offer.  ABUS 2016 £RRPs are being held until April 2017. 

ABUS would like to thank our customers for your business and support throughout 2016 and we look forward to the challenges of 2017. 

"ABUS wAppLoxx: Access control developed further"

The new ABUS wAppLoxx access control system, voted “Best Product of the Year 2016/2017” at the Plus X Award, makes security possible with just a flick of the wrist: For complete user convenience wAppLoxx is designed so the door can be opened or closed either on site or on the go using web or app access. For an all-encompassing security solution wAppLoxx can be networked with an alarm and video surveillance system.

The ABUS wAppLoxx access control system combines convenience, flexibility and maximum security. wAppLoxx is accessible via PCs, tablets and smartphones, the central control unit can be operated and configured both locally via the Intranet as well as worldwide with the help of the integrated web interface. Changes to the locking rights can be implemented in the space of seconds and are valid online immediately via radio at all doors.

Security and flexibility for private and commercial properties
Up to 20 wAppLoxx cylinders and 150 users can be easily administered via the wAppLoxx Control unit. Thus wAppLoxx is suitable for use in your own home as well as commercial properties such as medium-sized offices, medical practices or law firms. Once installed wAppLoxx can be extended to meet the changing requirements of the property. Comprehensive individual consulting is available from ABUS Customer Service to determine the optimum wAppLoxx security solution.

Intelligent networking for convenient security
wAppLoxx offers a high level of convenience for the user: The system has a first-class alarm connection including rights administration. This ensures the successful connection of access control and alarm system with optional video surveillance. This means the alarm system can be deactivated when the building is opened and activated when the building is locked, which virtually rules out false alarms. The use of wAppLoxx can be conveniently integrated into everyday life while providing maximum security.

Promotional POS units and starter deals are available to help distributors exploit this award winning access control innovation.

Further information can be found at www.abus.com or by contacting ABUS UK.

ABUS Presents Innovation & Stability at Lockex

ABUS used the recent Lockex Exhibition at the Ricoh Arena to launch the following ranges, representing innovation and value across its mechanical and electronic security ranges. The ABUS Smartvest alarm and smart home system is a timely introduction, integrating its international alarm package into ABUS’ now well-developed CCTV security programme. The Smartvest alarm system offers UK security distributors a ‘smart’ alarm kit, that out of the box via an easily available app, make this alarm system safe, secure, and ultra-convenient. The Smartvest alarm system can be integrated with ABUS CCTV cameras. The Lockex show generated keen interest in the Smartvest range due to its functionality and attractive net pricing. ABUS previewed at Lockex the wApploxx range of ‘mechatronic’ access control. The wApploxx system allows both domestic or commercial sites to have wireless and keyless entry for various people at various times. Programming of the system is performed easily via the app, as is opening for unexpected visitors remotely by authorised personnel. Fully launched in the UK in November, Lockex proved to be an ideal preview of this innovative range to the security market, with many positive leads. Lockex also proved a great launch platform for a new range of ABUS BSI* cylinders, made under patent at the ABUS Pfaffenhain German factory. This new BSI* range is available at very attractive RRPs (35/35 double at £33) on a standard ABUS patented house section. Alternatively, ABUS customers with their own existing sections on either systems ABUS Z14 or Y14 can now have their unique section made to BSI* specification. ABUS are confident the range combining both BSI rated security with a high specification cylinder at a reduced price to fulfil consumer demand. In addition to these welcome new introductions at Lockex, the show also gave ABUS the opportunity to confirm to the trade, that unlike many other post Brexit price increases, ABUS are maintaining 2016 RRPs in place till April 2017. Many visitors to the ABUS stand, having already received so many supplier increases, very much appreciated this ABUS Group support in ensuring ABUS UK £ RRP stability. 

ABUS Brings Security and Price Stability in an Uncertain World

Since the Brexit result in June, from governments down there is international uncertainty concerning the UK’s future trading position.  Uncertainty brings speculation, resulting in the dramatic decline of the value of the £ against both the € and the $.
The £’s decline has already forced many UK suppliers and manufacturers dependent on goods supplied from Europe or China to increase their prices, often with a double digit percentage.

Neither the UK hardware and security market in general nor ABUS in particular are immune from these issues.  ABUS UK is reliant on supply of quality products supplied in €s from Germany, and in $s from our factories in China.

While the current £ v €/$ is cutting very deeply, we are not just ABUS UK, but ABUS and our parent Company fully support the ABUS brand in the UK.

Therefore with ABUS Group support, ABUS UK is pleased to confirm:
 

ABUS 2016 £ RRPs will remain in place till April 2017,
15 months after our January 2016 RRPs were confirmed.

We therefore pass on this very positive message to our UK distributors:

ABUS now more than ever is the brand to stock.

In a changing and uncertain world, ABUS offers the UK hardware and security market quality and price stability.  For full information on our security solutions please contact ABUS UK:

[email protected]

www.abus.com

Telephone: 0117 204 7000

ABUS sees success with their Cylinder Systems Roadshow

July 25th saw a selection of locksmiths attend the first ABUS Cylinder Systems Roadshow at the Mariott Hotel in Waltham Abbey.  This event was ABUS’ first in a series of roadshows designed to host a small, individually selected group of locksmiths, allowing them the opportunity to meet and liaise with the ABUS UK Sales Director, Product Manager and Sales Team Manager along with the export product manager from ABUS headquarters in Germany. 

The evening started with a presentation detailing the ABUS company profile, followed by a presentation on the 2030 and 2034 patented ABUS Bravus, Zolit and Vitess cylinder systems and details of the ModularMX system, (with yet to be fully released new starter kits) followed by a brief overview of the ABUS padlock range. 

All attendees were given hands on training with examples of pinning cylinders and padlocks, everyone left with a goody bag to take away with them, plus exclusive access to on the night special offers with huge discounts and incentives for purchases made in follow up meetings along with an opportunity to visit the factory.

Dinner was provided for all guests, and special room rates were secured with the hotel for anyone wishing to take advantage of an overnight stay.  The meeting was a great success with lots of positive feedback from all attending.

Look out for our next series of shows in October at locations to be confirmed.

Security from ABUS – Advanced Locks that Work

Aimed at: Anyone who needs a high quality padlock that both looks the part is very secure. 

Pros: Use of ne Titalium makes for both lightness and strength. 

 

It is a truism that security is only as good as the weakest point – and in my observations, the badly fitted hasp and staple or sliding bolt held on with nails are quite common on sheds and gates up and down the country. For these situations it would be pointless fitting one of the ABUS TITALIUM padlocks I was sent for review. With an ABUS security rating of 8/10 they are definitely not the weak point.

Handling the locks and working the keys makes one aware of just how up to date these padlocks are compared with some we commonly see on the market.

Firstly, the bodies are made from TITALIUM, an alloy developed by ABUS that consists largely of aluminium and titanium (hence the name) that is not only light but also extremely tough. The body exteriors of the locks are specially plated against corrosion, as well as being ground smooth, so that attacks with hammers and bars are more likely to bounce off than break the lock.

Just looking at the engineering of the bodies, it is clear that each has been milled from a single solid block of TITALIUM, so there are no seams or joints for a potential thief to exploit.

Secondly, as far as I could tell, the lock mechanisms are inserted tightly, right into the body of the locks – again obviating any exploitable gaps or weak points. The complex double-sided key is slid into the mechanisms and can be inserted any way up, thus saving time and hassle. A complex key and matching lock mechanism also makes picking the lock quickly highly unlikely. 

The all important shackles are another potential weak point, and no padlock I have used so far in my career has been proof against a cordless angle grinder, thin cutting disc and enough time. Thieves might not always have the time to use this noisy option, so it is a limited threat, but I have actually given up on the bolt cutter option when it became clear that I was more in danger of pulling a muscle than cutting the shackle. Those locks you see on the movies being cut with a flick of the bolt cutters must be specially made….

So just for devilment, I got out my bolt cutters to try to cut either of the two shackles. The Extra Classe 96 has a NANOPROTECT shackle that is designed to minimise access to it, so it is hard to get a bolt cutter near enough to engage the jaws. I did try very hard and managed to dent the shackle a bit, but there was no way I was going to be able to cut it.

On the Monobloc TI 98 the special alloy shackle is again difficult to access, and again I only made a dent on it with the bolt cutters.

One of the other security confidence builders is looking the part – and these two locks certainly do. With solid bodies and smooth exteriors they provide a deterrence factor by simply looking strong enough to repel all attacks.

These locks from ABUS may be an “old” security solution, but it is clear that the application of modern materials and design has made them still applicable in the 21st Century. 

ABUS Padlock triumphs over another very determined burglar!

We know that padlock security can’t always stop a burglar, but we do know that good security buys time, and the better the system the more time it will buy. 

That is exactly what happened to at the Granary Barn, Worcestershire.  At around 11pm, Mr Harris was alerted by noises at his recently converted Granary Barn.  The noise came from his ABUS 83WPIB/53 padlock withstanding some serious leverage from a stillson type wrench, buying Mr Harris enough time to head off the burglars and assess the damage to his barn.  The result was a slightly twisted but still secure padlock, a bent hasp and staple but no entry or theft from the barn – the ABUS padlock had successfully thwarted another determined burglary.

The Granary Barn is 1920’s Government sponsored timber framed agricultural structure, recently renovated for general storage.  The ABUS Submariner 83WPIB/53 padlock proved a more than adequate security solution to safeguard the contents of the barn.  With an 8mm stainless steel shackle and 57mm chrome plated solid brass lock body, fully weather protected with shackle seals and cylinder cover, this padlock has the Sold Secure Bronze and CEN Grade 3 classification.

For total padlock security ABUS offers either its Granit or Rock padlock ranges. All ABUS padlocks have completely weatherproof inner workings, making them the ideal choice for securing appropriate value goods in any outdoor or marine environment.

For further information on the ABUS 83WIPB/53 or any other of our wide range of security products, including padlocks, door cylinders, meachatronic systems, and CCTV please contact ABUS UK.

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