Stripes earned

Tiger Locks secured 59 doors on an estate in West Yorkshire in nine days, after a spate of burglaries in the area, using Ultion.

The new-build estate had been built with doors featuring basic cylinders that can be snapped in under 10 seconds.

Michael Brown of Tiger Locks said: “I actually live on this estate and I posted on Facebook about the poor standard of locks on everyone’s doors. After a recent incident the enquiries flooded in and I’ve had to work weekends to cope with demand.

“The marketing tools and information on the Ultion website make it a simplistic sale. It pretty much does the work for me – I take the order and schedule the fitting.”

Nick Dutton, CEO of Brisant Secure, said: “The latest figures show that 217,350 new homes were added to the housing stock for 2016-2017. We have to question how many of these had a 3-Star, Sold Secure Diamond door cylinder fitted on all exit doors, as locksmiths such as Tiger Locks are seemingly fitting them en masse after localised break ins.”