International best-selling crime thriller novelist gives new Neighbourhood Watch partnership his seal of approval.
• Crime writer Peter James lends his support to new anti-burglary partnership.
• New partnership will help support Neighbourhood Watch schemes around the country.
• New device launched is simple and easy to use and tightens security at many homes’ weakest point.
International best-selling crime thriller novelist and Neighbourhood Watch patron Peter James has given his backing to a new partnership that aims to cut household burglaries across the UK.
Neighbourhood Watch has joined forces with the manufacturer of a unique new product that aims to drastically cut the number of homes broken into each year.
Neighbourhood Watch is promoting the device – called PATLOCK – to our 173,000 co-ordinators across England and Wales. Every time a customer buys a Patlock through the NHWN OurWatch web-site their local force area Neighbourhood Watch Association benefits from a cash contribution.
Peter, is best known for his international best-selling Roy Grace titles which have sold 16 million copies worldwide as well as stand-alone titles such as The House on Cold Hill and Perfect People. His novella, The Perfect Murder has been adapted for the stage and is currently touring the UK starring Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace. Peter said: “Innovative new designs to help prevent crime are vitally important – this is a terrific example.”
The police accredited “Secured By Design” Patlock is an easy-to-use French door security lock that fits easily over the handles of Conservatory and French doors.
Designed to deter and stop would-be intruders, the Patlock provides extra security and instant peace of mind for the homeowner.
Jim Maddan OBE, chair of Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network, said: “We are delighted to be working with Patlock to protect more homes from burglars who often use conservatory or French doors to get into people’s homes.
“It’s a great product and Neighbourhood Watch benefits from a contribution from Patlock which will help our members up and down the country continue to do the work they do to keep their communities safe.”
Patlock is easy to fit and works by holding the door handles in place. This ensures that the door mechanism cannot be opened, even if the locks are snapped or removed. In addition, each Patlock comes with a pair of tamper resist spindles to enhance the security that Patlock provides.
The Patlock is the brainchild of entrepreneur Craig Knott who owns a manufacturing company in Shipley, West Yorkshire.
Craig thought of the idea after burglars tried to break-into his Bradford home through the patio doors. He said: “The police officer who investigated the attempted break-in explained how easy it was for burglars to get in by snapping the euro cylinder locks on doors,” said Craig.
“There was nothing on the market to counter this, so I had the idea of a device to hold the handles secure, therefore retaining the locked position of all the catches and shoot bolts in the doors.”
Craig has spent the past few years designing, patenting and manufacturing the finished Patlock product which was launched in 2013 and a patent granted in 2015.
Patlock now sells across the whole of the UK and Ireland and has received overseas orders from Europe, New Zealand, the United States and Japan.
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