ABUS E90 Re-design for tougher 2014 TS007 3 star Tests
by Mat Jenkins from Lockandkey, 28 February 2014
The all new ABUS E90 Anti snap euro cylinder.
UPDATE 20th January 2015! Abus are one of the first manufacturers to have their 3 star cylinder re-tested under the new 2014 / 2015 system from BSi for TS007 3 Star approval.
The current E90 design has not passed the test, any current stocks in the UK can be sold with the old 2012 3 star rating, but Abus have to re-design to a Mk2 version to gain the new standard.
The original review is below dated 28th Feb 2014 when we first had the new lock in our hands.
Launching in a couple of weeks with the full range being available from late April in the UK, we have the latest British Standard TS007 3 star approved euro cylinder - also available in thumb turn and half euro versions.
As yet we have not seen a Secure by Design approval and the Sold Secure testing team have not yet been asked to test / rate this unit.
The price point for these will be approx £30 > £36 inc vat each so it sits under the ABS and Mul t lock prices - however there are a few features which could make it less appealing.
Things we like: Looks well designed, time will tell ! Lower price, safety clutch (allows keys to be used in both sides at the same time)
Things we don't like: Open profile keys - anyone can copy them without your knowledge, they are unable to be 'keyed alike' so your locks all work off one key (a major benefit of the ABS and Mul T Lock cylinders). However they may be available in keyed alike pairs IE two of the same size only from May onwards.
ABUS may not be a well known name or brand to the general public however they have been manufacturing padlocks and cylinders for many many years - and they have a good name within the lock industry, Abus are a very large global player so don't worry about any guarantee issues.
Mat Jenkins from Lockandkey
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