Coming soon 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.”