If you’re a tradesman and you’re looking for somewhere to purchase APECS products, then SKS is one of the best places to find them. SKS was the first wholesaler which APECS partnered with in the UK and we have built and maintained a strong relationship with them over the past two years. 


SKS is a trade only supplier with a comprehensive selection of products, including the APECS AP, XS and BC cylinders. Alongside the cylinder range, SKS also stock the APECS LX5 Deadlock, which is a BS3621:2007 certified 5-lever mortice lock. You are also able to purchase genuine LX5 key blanks and LX5 accessory packs from SKS directly. 


SKS, formally Simonds Key Services, was first established back in 1972. During the late 1970's the company started wholesaling keys from their locksmiths premises in Harrow and by 1984 the wholesale side of the business had grown massively making it necessary to separate it from the retail business. It was at this time that the SKS partnership with JMA was finalised. SKS are the sole importers of JMA key blanks into the UK, with over 1.5 million blanks being produced every day in the factory in Spain.


SKS and JMA have become household names over the past 40 years and as such, APECS was delighted to be able to partner with them to sell our products to the UK market. 


As 2020 progresses, APECS and SKS will be expanding their partnership with a larger range of the APECS product portfolio becoming available for SKS customers to purchase.


The full range of APECS products currently available to purchase from SKS is detailed below.


APECS AP Cylinder


BSI 3 Star Kitemark, Sold Secure Diamond Standard cylinder offering maximum protection from all forced entry methods of attack.


APECS XS Cylinder


BSI 1 Star Kitemark cylinder offering a high security locking solution at an affordable price. The cylinder offers protection from the main forced entry methods of attack: drilling, picking, bumping and plug extraction.


APECS BC Cylinder


A basic cylinder offering a moderate level of security at an affordable price. 


APECS LX5 Deadlock


BS3621:2007 certified 5-lever deadlock. The APECS LX5 has modified the traditional 5-lever deadlock with a unique springless lever mechanism. Offering a high level of security from sawing and drilling with a 20mm solid brass deadbolt and hardened steel plates, the LX5 is an insurance improved upgrade for existing 5-lever deadlocks.


To purchase APECS products from SKS, simply click here to head over to their website.


*Please note that you must be registered on the SKS website to see prices and purchase.

25 February, 2020

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Mark Grainger - Director Abbey Locks & Security

Mark Grainger - Director Abbey Locks & Security

"Their 3-star cylinder range has become our go-to product to offer homeowners and the quick turn-around on orders has been a big help to our business"

13 December, 2021
Nigel Hutchinson - Managing Director ILH

Nigel Hutchinson - Managing Director ILH

"Working with APECS has been great. They are both friendly and professional to deal with and all of the products we have used have been of the highest quality."

24 April, 2019