Lock Lock anti-pitting test exceeds 3,000 hours – 2,760 over standard

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Lock Lock, the new high security handle from Brisant Secure, has spent over 3,000 hours or four MONTHS – in independent corrosion testing, with no sign of pitting or blistering. Just 240 hours, or 10 days, of salt spray testing is required to achieve the EN 1906:2012. The highest corrosion grade measured is 480 hours.

“Pitting on door furniture is one of the industry’s dirtiest secrets,” says Nick Dutton, CEO of Brisant Secure. “In fact, Lock Lock has spent longer in the salt spray chamber than some handles I used to buy lasted on the door. Many manufacturers only offer a guarantee on performance, or a token one on the finish. Some recommend stainless steel for coastal areas but 63% of the UK population live less than 9.3 miles from the sea. And 36% live within just 3 miles! In fact, most of us are near the coast, and the issues we have in the UK with corrosion on door handles reflects that. What might be fine for inland Europe, America or Australia, just isn’t suitable for an island like ours.”

Nick adds: “As manufacturers we can and should do better. Lock Lock took 24 months to develop. Each handle is coated twice with copper and then twice with nickel, and its designed with a seamless curve so there are no edges or corners, traditional weak spots for corrosion. The industry needs to ask itself why it’s finish guarantees aren’t anywhere near those for performance or security. Homeowners expect their handles to look good for years, not months. But all too often the reality is sadly different.”

Lock Lock will be tested to destruction, with the live website counter showing the hours going by at www.lock-lock.co.uk/tested.

To find out what selling real-life security and long-life performance can do for your business call 01924 410 200 or follow @LockLockSecure on Twitter.

Vote for Brisant Secure – Best Hardware Company in NFAs

Brisant Secure has been nominated for Best Hardware Company in the National Fenestration Awards. The company has seen the hugely successful launch of Ultion, its flagship lock which has taken cylinder door locks to a whole new level. Ultion comes with Sold Secure Diamond, Secured by Design and BSI kite marked TS007 3 star and has helped create a premium market for locks that provide real-life security. It also comes with a unique £1,000 guarantee against break-ins.

Nick Dutton, CEO of Brisant Secure, comments: “It’s been an incredible journey since we started Ultion. We help composite door manufacturers and installers sell more doors – and the successes have been brilliant. We’ve built on the launch of Ultion and earlier this year we introduced Lock Lock, our new high security handle. Being nominated for an NFA Award is a great acknowledgement of how far we’ve come.”

Other initiatives such as Keycap and Keyring were launched in 2017, enabling homeowners to personalise their keys and to locate and ‘call’ them using TrackR technology, linked to their smartphone. Coupled with the Ultion lock, these help provide homes with real-security against real-life attacks. In fact, Ultion has even been captured on video defeating a real burglary attempt.

Information is readily available on Ultion’s website, and the ‘Find A Door That Locks’ feature has been used more than 13,500 times in the last year to help buyers locate fabricators, installers, and locksmiths in the local area, using the postcode search. Homeowners also have access to national crime statistics and a crime-checker which allows them to see crime rates in their area in the last six months.

To vote for Brisant, go to www.fenestrationawards.co.uk/hardware-company-2017.

To find out what selling real-life security can do for your business call 01924 410 200 and follow @UltionLock on Twitter.

 

Lock Lock smashes salt spray test at 2,000 hours and counting…

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In ongoing corrosion tests for EN 1906:2012, Lock Lock, the new high security handle from Brisant, has been subjected to salt spray for more than 2,000 hours at the time of writing. There’s no sign of pitting: the polished chrome handle looks as good as it did when it went in, over 9 weeks ago. This is more than eight times the minimum of 240 hours required to achieve EN 1906:2012, – and the highest corrosion grade the standard measures.

“We’re now in the area normally reserved for stainless steel offerings,” comments Nick Dutton, CEO of Brisant Secure. “With its patented, unique spindle block, security was always the main selling point for Lock Lock since its introduction to the market at the FIT show. With the block activated, Lock Lock easily passed the TS 007 2* security test on its first attempt. And it achieved the highest Grade 7 for durability in EN 1906, still opening and closing the door after 200,000 opening cycles. But its ongoing performance in the salt spray test means its corrosion resistance is fast becoming the bigger story!”

Lock Lock handle is designed (with registered rights) with a seamless curve so there are no corners or edges – traditional weak points where corrosion and pitting starts. And each polished handle is coated twice with copper and then twice with nickel, so even the most susceptible polished gold and chrome finishes are designed to last.

The test isn’t over yet though – Lock Lock will be tested to destruction, while a live website counter at www.lock-lock.co.uk/tested shows the hours going by.

To find out what selling real-life security and long-life performance can do for your business call 01924 410 200 or follow @LockLockSecure on Twitter.

Ultion filmed saving homeowners from burglars

“I don’t think I’m going to be able to do it,” says thief

A real-life video of thieves trying to break through a door with an Ultion cylinder for over three minutes and failing has been posted on the @UltionLock Twitter feed by a happy homeowner.

Amjid Khan was out for the day when his neighbours called him to say they thought someone had tried to break in. “When I got home, I saw the house was secure but someone had snapped the handle and the external barrel of the cylinder lock. However, the main part of the cylinder was still in the door and stopped the burglars getting in. When I saw what happened I contacted a locksmith immediately – and later that day I tweeted to recommend Ultion to everyone I knew.”

“The two sacrificial sections on Ultion had been snapped and the cylinder had gone into ‘Lock Down Mode’”, explains Nick Dutton, CEO of Brisant Secure, which makes Ultion. “The burglars couldn’t get to the attack lock because it was protected deep inside a solid molybdenum core – 25% denser than iron – and secured with a dedicated retaining pin. You can hear how easily the handle got snapped off, but they couldn’t open the door because Ultion was still secure

Amjid has a video doorbell fitted and recorded two burglars trying to break in, and One asks the other for a screwdriver before admitting defeat, saying; “I don’t think we’re able to do it”.

“The Ultion lock came as standard on my door. I’d asked the installer for a decent lock but didn’t realise how it was until after the fact! I’m just so glad it stopped them getting in. It looks like they tried for more than three minutes.”

Amjid continues: “I specifically asked my locksmith for the same replacement lock and I’m upgrading the lock on the back door to Ultion too. I’ve recommended it to all my family and friends.”

In fact, Amjid’s locksmith suggested Brisant’s new high security handle Lock Lock, together with an Ultion cylinder. Lock Lock’s seamless, curved, design means it’s harder to remove the handle with mole grips, and it provides an extra layer of security when the internal switch activates the spindle block, to give homeowners like Amjid extra peace of mind when they’re in the house.

Amjid adds: “I can’t recommend Ultion enough. It stopped some scumbags getting into my house and they did their best.”

For more information on real-life security from Ultion and Lock Lock visit www.ultion-lock.co.uk and www.lock-lock.co.uk and follow @UltionLock and @LockLockSecure.

Brisant Sponsors Composite & Panelled Doors #NFA17 Category

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Brisant Secure, the company behind the Ultion high-security cylinder lock and the radical new security handle Lock Lock, is sponsoring the Composite & Panelled Doors category in the 2017 National Fenestration Awards.

NFA Co-Founder and Director Jason Grafton-Holt comments: “It’s fantastic to welcome Brisant to the NFAs. Brisant’s success with Ultion is practically unprecedented: it took the industry by storm. Lock Lock looks set to the same, having secured several high-profile customers already, including Solidor as official launch partner. We look forward to working with Nick Dutton, Steve Stewart, and the rest of the talented team there.”

Nick Dutton, CEO of Brisant Secure, adds: “We were delighted to be approached by Jason to sponsor the NFAs. Now in their fifth year, these independent awards have quickly become a popular fixture in the industry’s calendar, supported by some of the biggest brands in the glazing trade.”
Brisant is one of the market leaders in high-security door cylinder technology with Ultion, which has TS 2007 3 Star, Secured by Design and Sold Secure Diamond. It’s a product that much of the residential door market has been very quick to take up, with installers often removing the cylinders that come with their composite doors, and switching them for Ultion.

The 2017 National Fenestration Awards campaign is now up and running, with 12 out of 17 #NFA17 categories currently live at the time of writing. For further details, visit www.fenestrationawards.co.uk.

To find out what selling real-life security can do for your business call 01924 455 444, visit www.ultion-lock.co.uk or follow @UltionLock on Twitter.

SP Trade Frames’ installer customers request Ultion security

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Halifax-based trade centre SP Trade Frames fits Ultion as standard in all its doors so its installer customers can sell real-life security to homeowners. Ultion, the high security cylinder door lock from Brisant Secure, keeps homes locked and is helping installers sell more doors.

All SP Trade Frames doors – composite, PVC, and French doors – have Ultion security due to demand from installers.

SP Trade Frames’ Partner Simon Loker, previously of Polyframe Trade Ltd, says: “Our customers requested Ultion in their doors because they know it gives homeowners the security they want. Ultion offers so much more than most other three star cylinders, so we didn’t see the point in selling anything less. We buy our doors without a cylinder, and fit Ultion to every single one.

“Installers want to sell Ultion security because it makes their doors stand out against the competition. Ultion helps them win more business,” adds Simon.

Brisant CEO Nick Dutton says: “More and more installers want to sell Ultion because they recognise it gives homeowners the security they’re after. When asked, 85% of homeowners said security is top priority when buying a new door, so it’s important for installers to be able to sell it.”

Homeowners with Ultion can sign up for a free 10-year £1,000 guarantee against burglary as a result of the lock being snapped.

“The guarantee shows our confidence in Ultion’s security,” adds Nick. “No one has claimed, and we don’t expect them to. Ultion’s ‘Lock Down’ Mode keeps homes secure from even the most aggressive attacks.”

To find out what selling real-life security can do for your business call 01924 455 444, visit www.ultion-lock.co.uk or follow @UltionLock on Twitter.

Ultion Key Control keeps homes even more secure

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New from Brisant Secure, Ultion Key Control gives homeowners with Ultion yet another layer of security. Key Control prevents unauthorised copies of Ultion keys being cut, but doesn’t make it difficult to get extra keys. All homeowners have to do is register their Ultion online with the unique code embossed on the key. Ultion is the high security cylinder door lock from Brisant Secure.

When they get their new Ultion, homeowners are prompted to register for Key Control at the same time as registering for their free 10 year £1,000 guarantee against lock snapping. They input the number embossed on their key and register it to an email address and a password. Brisant never asks for the address, so the database doesn’t store information that could enable others to get new keys and burgle their home.

Ultion keys can’t be cut like normal keys. Locksmiths need a code to create the right key. The information needed to cut a new key is encoded on the Brisant website. To decode it, licensed Ultion Key Centres need the number embossed on the original Ultion key, and the homeowner’s password.

The homeowner gets an email to tell them that the Key Centre has been given the information to duplicate their key. So homeowners know exactly who is duplicating their key and when. Homeowners are asked to change their password every time the information has been decoded.

Brisant CEO Nick Dutton says: “Key Control gives homeowners even more security because they know exactly who has the information needed to cut their keys. It’s not as easy as someone picking up a key and going and getting it cut at any high-street locksmith, because the embossed code is password protected. The only person with that password is the homeowner.

“We think it’s important for homeowners to have control over their extra keys, which is why we ask them to register,” adds Nick. “We want them to feel totally secure so we never ask for their home address in relation to the key. Even if our database was hacked, homeowner addresses aren’t stored so they’re totally secure against cyber theft too.”

To find out what selling real-life security can do for your business call 01924 410 200, visit www.ultion-lock.co.uk or follow @UltionLock on Twitter.

Brisant expands sales team with Mike Hill

SalesDirector Mike Hill

Brisant Secure has expanded its team with the appointment of well-known industry sales figure Mike Hill as Sales Director. Mike, who has over 30 years’ experience in the door and window industry, comes from Fullex Locks Ltd, and previously Archibald Kenrick & Sons, Basta Parsons, Newman Tonks plc and VBH.

Mike comments: “I was very excited to be approached by Brisant, and delighted to join the team. The way the Ultion cylinder has been taken up over the last 18 months or so is remarkable, it’s made a real impact in a very short period. Its growth is now self-perpetuating; those who buy it are incredible advocates. There are some really exciting developments due too – the new security handle, Lock Lock, is just an indication of what’s to come. It’s fantastic to be associated with such a quality, fast-growing company.”

Mike originally trained as a mechanical engineer, and since joining the hardware industry, has been involved with product development, marketing and sales. He has over 20 years of experience at Senior Manager/Director level.

Nick Dutton, Joint CEO of Brisant, adds: “Mike’s experience and sales skills, his technical knowledge and relationships with window and conservatory installation companies will help us reach our ambitious growth targets.”

To find out what selling Ultion and Lock Lock’s real-life security can do for your business call 01924 410 200 or email sales@brisant-secure.com.

Successful FIT Show launch for Lock-Lock

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The 2017 FIT Show was another spectacularly successful event for Brisant. The stand was in a prime spot at the entrance to the VIP area, visible the length of the main aisle in Hall 7. It won the Most Creative Use of Shell Award too, for the design featuring a stunning mega-sized screen which formed the back wall of the stand.

But stunning though the stand was, it was Lock-Lock, Brisant’s new security handle, which had everybody talking. The handle not only looks great, its patented design protects against cylinder picking, bumping, drilling and snapping. It breezed through the Two Star security test and it’s believed that new security standards will have to be developed to reflect its ‘real life’ security. Flick the switch on the inside handle and you activate Lock-Lock’s unique spindle block, so the door can’t be opened from the outside, even if the cylinder is breached. If the spindle can’t be turned the door won’t open. And it’s also available for doors that are only ever locked from the inside, so no key is required: just the internal switch – which makes it ideal for use on conservatory, patio, bi-fold and double doors.

Lock-Lock was also featured by Solidor, the official launch partner for the FIT Show, and it appeared on several other companies’ stands too. Lock-Lock is available from June in a range of finishes. It fits both PVC-U and composite doors, with reinforced M6 bolt fixing options in both 122mm and 211mm. A Lever Pad option will also be available.

To find out what selling real-life security can do for your business call 01924 410 200 or follow @UltionLock, @LockLockSecure and linkedin.com/company/brisant-secure.

Lock Lock: a new handle on security from Brisant

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Lock Lock is a radical new security handle from Brisant Secure. It not only looks great, its patented design protects against picking, bumping, drilling and snapping. Flick the switch on the inside handle and you activate Lock Lock’s unique spindle block, so the door can’t be opened from the outside, even if the cylinder is breached. If the spindle can’t be turned the door won’t open.

As 58% of burglaries occur while someone is in the house, Lock Lock gives homeowners another layer of door security for complete peace of mind. “Lock Lock protects what really matters – you and your family. It’s extreme personal protection; a completely new proposition that will change the way we lock our doors,” says Nick Dutton, CEO of Brisant.

There’s also a stunning option designed for doors that are only ever locked from the inside, so no key is required: just the internal switch. Lock Lock Cylinder-Free is ideal for use on conservatory, patio, bi-fold and double doors.

Both versions of Lock Lock have a seamless, sweeping curve that makes the handle much harder to grip, so even more secure – its beauty is its strength. It’s also designed for durability, as the body of the handle is twice as thick as standard models, with double coats of both copper and nickel.

Available from June in white, black, polished chrome, polished PVD brass and brushed stainless steel, Lock Lock fits both PVC-U and composite doors, with reinforced M6 fixing options in both 122mm and 211mm. A Lever Pad option will also be available.

Lock Lock will be shown on a number of stands at the upcoming FIT show at the NEC, Birmingham 23-25 May, with Solidor as the official launch partner.