At William Channon we provide a range of high quality door lock cylinders from approved global manufacturers, all of which conform to BS EN 1303:2015. These cylinders are then further assessed under the TS007 Kitemark Standard, developed by the Door and Hardware Federation, as a direct response to the latest attack methods targeting cylinders:

  • Drilling
  • Picking
  • Bumping
  • Snapping
  • Plug Extraction

Cylinders approved to this standard have additional built in protection and have been submitted to rigorous testing before approval. If you would like to discuss any of these standards or require advice, please get in touch.

Security Classification

To meet the TS007 Kitemark Standard the cylinder or combination of cylinder and hardware must have a cumulative three star rating. This approach provides flexibility in product choice using a mix and match option of interchangeable cylinders and hardware.

The stars are awarded when a cylinder or hardware has passed certain criteria of the TS007 standard. The lower the stars the lower the protection. Cylinders will be rated as one or three stars, security hardware two stars.

If a cylinder and hardware are sold together as a package the star rating is the cumulative total of both components. If the components are sold separately the installer is responsible for achieving a minimum three star rating by providing adequately rated components. Our team of experts can advise you on the best solutions to suit your requirements, get in touch today.

One star rating

One star cylinders have passed the kitemark criteria and should resist drilling, picking and bumping but have not passed snapping tests. To meet the overall TS007 standard an additional two star rated security hardware would be required.

Two star rating

This rating applies to security hardware such as door handles or cylinder guards. To achieve this rating, it should not be possible to withdraw the deadbolt of any test lock assembly.

Three star rating

Cylinders with this rating have passed all tests including lock snapping and offer the highest available level of security, allowing you to choose any handle design.


The kitemark on the product indicates the product has been tested and independently certified by a third party rather than the manufacturer.

Our Products

The ABUS Door Cylinder X60 is an excellent example of a TS007 approved security solution for residential settings. With a 3 star kitemark approval it offers the following features:

  • Meets class 6 security standard BS EN 1303 and BS3621.
  • Anti-Drill/Anti-Snap/Anti-Pick/Anti-Bump/Anti-Plug Extraction.
  • Emergency escape function.
  • Euro Profile Double and Thumbturn variants.
  • Dual Nickel and Brass Finish.
  • Available keyed to differ or keyed alike.
  • Registered keys with bespoke ABUS Security Card.
  • 10 Year Product Warranty (Conditions apply).

To find out more about these products or alternatives please contact us, our expert team can help you quickly find the right solution for your needs.