The Burnley-based company behind a product designed to increase the security of French doors has secured two national listings following an appearance on Dragons’ Den.
Patlock – whose retail distributorship is held by Rectella International’s Bar-Be-Quick brand – is now stocked in Argos and Robert Dyas stores, as well as online. The pair have joined DIY chain Bunnings as UK stockists.
The listings come after an appearance on the BBC programme in 2017 by Craig Knott, the founder of Patlock, which led to sales increasing by 200 per cent year-on-year.
The device assists home owners in securing their property against the method of forced entry known as lock snapping, which involves the breaking of the cylinder from a UPVC door, which then enables the trespasser to manipulate the lock to open it.
Caroline Morris, head of sales at Rectella International, said: “Since Patlock launched, we’ve witnessed steady growth in sales and we experienced a huge boost after the Dragons’ Den pitch was broadcast. Now, with a greater physical presence and access to a wider pool of loyal Argos and Robert Dyas customers, we expect to see sales soar even higher.
“With figures showing there’s a break-in every 15 minutes in the UK – with the weakest point of entry being at the rear of the property via patio or French doors – there’s clearly strong demand for a solution like Patlock and to have secured such high-profile listings demonstrates this. We look forward to seeing how sales progress in the coming months.”
Original story: Insider Media