The Orion from greenteQ is the latest TS007 Kitemark approved profile cylinder available from VBH. It offers full 3-star protection. The premium quality product features effective protection against bumping, picking and drilling, as well as the snap and extract method. Orion is available in bright nickel and brass finishes, in key/key and thumb-turn variants, and also in keyed alike pairs. Each cylinder is supplied with 5 Q-branded dimple keys, while keyed alike pairs are supplied with 6 keys. The external side features a sacrificial breakpoint to hamper attempts to gain entry by snapping and extracting the cylinder. Once this has broken away, the interlocking mechanism engages to prevent further damage to the cylinder. This achieves the security function, and the safety of those inside the building is assured as the interlock can be over-ridden by turning the key through 360° or, in the case of a thumb turn cylinder, by pushing in the button on the thumb-turn knob and rotating it. Normal unlocking and exit can now take place.
Each Orion cylinder has a 10 years mechanical warranty. The cylinder must be registered online at qsecure.co.uk for the warranty to be valid. When the cylinder is registered, it is automatically also protected by the proteQ10 anti-snap guarantee and should be registered for VBH’s Key Security Scheme.
Under the Scheme, additional keys can only be purchased if the customer’s unique personal password is given. The password is set up when the cylinder is registered for its performance guarantee. This is an extra layer of security for the homeowner.
proteQ10 guarantees that if a successful break-in is achieved as a result of the Orion cylinder being snapped and then extracted, VBH will pay the homeowner £2000 in compensation. This is in addition to any protection offered by VBH’s Q-secure consumer security guarantee, which will pay out up to £8000 in the event of a break-in.