The right care does the trick: Locking your cylinder without any problems

Follow our basic guidelines for cylinder care to ensure a smooth locking:

  • Do not install the door cylinder forcefully.
  • For security reasons, make sure that the cylinder protrudes no more than 1/8" from the door.
  • Primarily use break-in-resistant strike plates.
  • Only lock and unlock the cylinder with an undamaged key.
  • Always make sure to push the key in until it hits the striker.
  • Never turn the key forcefully.
  • Open the door with the door handle and not by pulling on the turned key.
  • Do not leave the key in the lock permanently; this puts stress on the cylinder.
  • Lubricate the cylinder regularly with ABUS Maintenance Spray PS88. Try to avoid using oil.

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