Rectella International is launching Patlock – the fitted French door lock – to combat the rising trend of lock snapping in the UK.


Figures from UK Crime Stats have shown that there is 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.

The Patlock (RRP £64), which has been designed and developed in the UK, assists home owners in securing their property against burglars and the method of forced entry known as lock snapping.

Lock snapping involves the breaking of the cylinder from a UPVC door, which then enables the trespasser to manipulate the lock to open it. When compromised, the cylinder renders all of the other locking points useless.

Patlock removes the risk of lock snapping by securing all shoot bolts and levers, ensuring that the doors remain in the locked positon. This stops the exterior handles from being operated and removes the option to open the doors from the outside.

Ashley Leech, Patlock key account manager at Rectella International, said: “The issue of lock snapping has created an essential need for a product to combat the rising method of forced entry.

This technique does not require any specialist tools or knowledge – merely brute force – so it’s no surprise that it’s become one of the most popular ways to enter a property illegally.

“The Patlock is designed to fit home interiors, while also acting as a deterrent to would-be burglars. To improve the user experience, the lock can to be easily fitted and released in a matter of seconds. It’s our mission to provide homeowners across the UK and Ireland with that extra peace of mind when leaving their property.”

Ashley Leech

Tel: 01282 478237


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