APECS AP - Patented Anti-Snap Protection System

APECS AP - Patented Anti-Snap Protection System

APECS AP – Patented Anti-Snap Protection System


We're delighted to be able to announce that the anti-snap protection system on our AP cylinder has now been patented in the UK.


Here at APECS, we are constantly looking to evolve and push our industry forward with innovative products and design ideas. Due to the setup of APECS and operating our own global factories, technical, and research and development teams, we are able to tirelessly work to improve upon our products and to produce new, exciting technologies.


The APECS AP is our flagship KM 3*, Sold Secure Diamond Grade Euro Cylinder. The cylinder has achieved the highest level of certifications available in the UK, meaning it is the most secure cylinder available on the market. With the addition of the product now also being patented, the APECS AP is a standout euro cylinder, offering customers the maximum level of security and technology.


The APECS AP euro cylinder anti-snap protection system ensures that the lock is still operable from the inside when tampered with externally, meaning the homeowner can rest assured that they will still be able to exit the property, whilst preventing a would-be thief from entering.




Lock snapping has become an increasing concern for customers over the past decade, with West Yorkshire Police finding that 25% of burglaries were carried out using this practice. The prevalence of lock snapping and the danger that it represents to our customers was the driving force behind us engineering our patented anti-snap protection system. Our patented mechanism provides customers with a one-of-a-kind defence system that will keep their homes secured from lock snapping, so they can rest easy that their home is secured with the strength of the APECS AP.


If you're interested in purchasing the AP cylinder, you can head over to our AP product page, email sales@apecs.co.uk or call the office on 02073499888.

18 February, 2021

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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