Home-owners Beat Burglars by changing ALL their Locks

Last Updated Apr 24, 2019

Sell one door, add extra locks and make the homeowner #BrisantSecure


Selling a Door

When a home owner orders a new front door, they are concerned with how secure it is and what it looks like.  Paul from Oak Lodge Doors Ltd in Halesowen says, “We offer people peace of mind, doors that are safe from burglary and aesthetically pleasing.”

Matt from Oswestry Windows and Doors OWD, says, “I show people the video so they can see that a one star lock can be broken into within 9 seconds. How much is it worth to people to keep their car , their watch, their iPad’s safe?”


Secure the other doors

Once the customer has decided on their door, it is easy to offer them the additional security of putting Ultion, the three star sold secure diamond lock, on all of their other entrance doors and an Ultion padlock on their garage.  They can all be different keys or all the same, whichever the customer prefers.  The locks and keys can be with the installer the following day.


Keyed-alike – all doors work on the same key

The average home has two doors, many have a garage and a shed as well, meaning an additional three locks can be sold for every new front door.  These locks can be keyed alike to the front door and delivered in time to be fitted at the same time as the door.

As one customer said, “Our homeowners don’t want to look like prison guards, they want one key that opens all of their doors, including the shed.”


Lock Lock handles and Ultion offers 5 star protection

Paul from Oak Lodge Doors Ltd, composite door specialists in Halesowen, talks about the opportunity of using Brisant’s keyed-alike next day service.

“Changing other locks in the house is a quick thing to do, but it’s also the responsible thing to do. My company is part of our local community and we want to be sure we look after our customers.  Fitting Ultion on all doors means that our community is secure, the Lock Lock handle offers additional protection. We offer people, whom we work and live near, peace of mind.

The other day a couple came into the showroom, intruders had broken into their home and taken their car keys while they slept.  You can’t have that, you need to be sure that your possessions and family are safe and that’s what we offer people.

In addition, its quick and easy for us to do, so it gives a nice little extra on the installation.”

As Matt from Oswestry Windows and Door’s says, “It’s a very easy up-sell that is right for the customer and takes minutes to do.  We don’t get any issues and the locks are guaranteed.”


Next day keyed-alike Service

Brisant-Secure offer a next day service on keyed-alike Ultion cylinders and padlocks.  The customers home is safe, secured by Ultion with a £1000 guarantee against snapping.  It’s a quick, easy service that is needed by the homeowner and simple to offer by the installer.

Brisant is here to make your lives easier and the next day keyed alike service is part of what we do.  It’s simple. It works. It just makes sense.

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Interview with Doctor Locks

Last Updated Mar 31, 2019


This week we talk to Jason Gould, better known as Doctor Locks about how he finds using Ultion from Brisant-Secure


How long have you been a Locksmith?

I’ve been a locksmith for 17 years. I was a carpenter with the local council when I left school  but I decided one day I’d be a locksmith instead and it’s the best decision I ever made. I love working with homeowners.


How have you found selling Ultion?

ULTION is ‘fantastic’. Its the easiest product to use. Homeowners are already aware of what it is and the my customers ask if I have the Ultion lock, though many of them refer to it as the Ultron Lock. The marketing materials help, it sells itself to the homeowner.

Ultion is also good with domestic work because of the €1000 guarantee. Also, ordering extra keys is really easy, and Brisant is very easy to deal with and do what they say they’ll do.


Are there any problems with Ultion or Brisant?

The biggest problem I find is that if people lose their keys and call me to get them into their house, it’s actually very hard. Ultion is harder and harder to get through, even with all the time in the world and it makes a right mess of their doors.


What sort of burglaries are you seeing at the moment?

At the moment I see domestic properties where people’s houses are broken into through their locks being snapped. That’s 99% of the call outs to homeowners and there’s 1% where someone has been beaten up and their car keys forcibly taken off them. Quite often in burglaries, it’s the car keys that the burglars are after.

I had a funny event the other week. The police were with a lady who had been burgled and told her to upgrade her lock. They suggested a different lock to Ultion.  I said they were wrong and I didn’t get the work. A week later the policeman called and apologised and bought an Ultion lock from me. He said he’d done some research and now agreed.


What developments would you like to see from Brisant-Secure?

In terms of new developments, I’d love a smart lock. It would be especially helpful for older people, as I do a bit of work for Age Concern.


Many thanks to Jason for talking to me between jobs on Friday morning.

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A Secure Lock and a Beautiful Weather Safe Handle in One Unit – LockLock

Last Updated Mar 25, 2019

Do you live within 70 miles of the Sea?


Did you know that Coton in the Elms in Derbyshire is the furthest village in land in the UK?  And it is only 70 miles from the coast.  So, wherever you live in the UK, you will be no more than 70 miles from the salty sea, responsible for destroying hardware on doors.  LockLock lasted over 8000 hours in a salt sea chamber, which tests for weather protection. That’s over 33 times the necessary accreditation at 240 hours.  That is because LockLock has two layers of copper and two layers of nickel over the reinforced cast zinc.  This handle will not pit.


A New Way of Locking your Door


LockLock is a secure lock and a beautiful handle in one unit.  Bought with a key or without (the keyless version is perfect for doors that you never need to lock on the outside) an internal switch within the handle locks the door spindle.  If the spindle can’t turn, the door will not open.


Why else is LockLock special?


So why else is this handle so special?  It’s because built within it are nine unique and patented methods of protection against burglary. It’s curved design guards against it being gripped and torn off the door. It has a sacrificial spindle meaning the lever cannot be forced.  The internal lock-block stops the spindle turning if it has been attacked.  An internal security washer stops the spindle being pushed through.  It also has top strength fixings.  It has spindle grub screws so the spindle can not be pulled out of the handle.


Brisant-Secure KNOWS this handle is special, we guarantee it


LockLock is a non-handed TS007 two-star handle PAS 024.  It is the only handle to have achieved Sold Secure accreditation.  It isuitable for all door types and comes with EN1906 Grade 4 salt spray test and EN1906 Grade 7 durability.  Brisant-Secure is so proud and confident of this secure handle, the business offers a 10 year guarantee managed directly by Brisant with the home-owner.


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It’s Foolish not to Change your Locks

Last Updated Mar 20, 2019

The Neighbourhood Watch that Changed Resident’s Entrance Locks

In a suburb of Edinburgh on a lovely new estate, there’s an active Neighbourhood Watch scheme.  Police and the local council inform residents at quarterly meetings about crime in their local area.  They advise on how to protect themselves.  The Neighbourhood Watch group also has a snapchat group which shares any footage of suspicious cars or attempted break-ins.  They look out for each other and look after each other.

Burglars Walk Away from Ultion

This particular estate took a very practical approach to keeping themselves safe, they all bought new locks for their exit doors.  74% of all burglaries occur by the burglar coming through the front door.  Evidence shows that the most effective action a homeowner can take is to change their locks for a three-star sold secure diamond lock.  Ultion is one of the most secure locks on the market.  We know that burglars look to see which lock is in the door and if it’s an Ultion lock, they walk away.  They know they can’t get through it.


It’s Foolish Not to Change your Locks

Alan from the Neighbourhood Watch group said,

“A couple of people on the estate had their houses broken into and their cars taken.  A colleague at work had just changed all his locks to Ultion.   When I looked into it, I agreed that Ultion was the market leader.  For what it costs and the protection it gives, it’s foolish not to change your locks.”


The Neighbourhood Watch scheme educated residents about the ease with which their houses could be burgled. The scheme educated them about lock snapping and which locks resist snapping.  The Neighbourhood Watch also explained how easy and cost effective it is to make their houses secure.


One house on the estate was burgled and the locks changed under the insurance.  The homeowner assumed, understandably, that the locks would be swapped for the most secure lock on the market.  However, as in most insurance claims they did a “like for like” swap.  These can be snapped again, giving burglars entry to the house in under ten seconds.


Now, all of these houses are secured with the Three Star Sold Secure Diamond lock, Ultion.


Neighbour Watch at its Best

Altogether, sixteen houses on the estate changed their locks to Ultion, many with the “keyed- alike” option.  This means that the homeowner can use the same key for all their doors.  Alan had a padlock as well to keep his side gate secure.


That sounds like the kind of Neighbourhood Watch that everyone would want, a whole community looking out for their family and possessions.


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Secure your home from burglary Nick’s top tips

Last Updated Mar 7, 2019

Many years ago, my husband’s home was not secure.  He was broken into and his wallet, computer and even his favourite shirt was stolen.  His home was an absolute tip which took him and my mother in law a week to clean up.  It was his first home and he was twenty-two.  He’s fifty next year, but it’s had a lasting effect upon him.

Having lived with Nick for the last fourteen years, I am well versed in what you need to do to stay safe at  home.

Just in case you don’t read on…

  • keep your doors locked
  • make sure your lock cylinders are Ultion TS007 Sold Secure Diamond
  • don’t leave your car keys on view
  • don’t post pictures of yourself in a bikini while on holiday


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Stop Burglars by Securing your Doors – Domestic Door Security Report 2019

Last Updated Mar 6, 2019

Brisant-Secure launches their Domestic Door Security Annual Report today. Reading it can help stop burglars entering your home.

It confirms facts we all know, but I wonder if they influence what we do? We live busy lives, but a few key actions can keep your belongings safe and look after your family.

If you do one thing, remember to lock your doors.  This is the first step to stopping burglars.


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Louise secured her home from burglars just in time…

Last Updated Mar 6, 2019

When burglars ransack your neighbour’s house, what would you do to protect your home?

I know I would be full of good intentions to make sure my home was secure.  I like to research everything thoroughly, so I’d google security options, call my mate to talk them through.  Maybe, I’d visit my neighbours to see how they protect their property.  No doubt I’d worry a lot, I just hope that I would make a decision.


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Keyring finds lost front door keys in moments

Last Updated Mar 6, 2019

How many times a week do you lose your keys?

Keyring, a new development from Brisant-Secure, is designed for use with Ultion keys. I was delighted. Preparing for the school run is always a manic time in our house.  There’s dogs, cats and children fighting for food and attention and for years just as we made it to the car, I realised I didn’t have my keys. Then ensued a frantic search for the car keys and front door key.

I have an app now on my iPhone that works to track down my front door key.  (I have asked Nick and Steve to find a way to track my reading glasses as well and give the kids breakfast – am still waiting for that!) Having said that Keyring is a good start. (more…)

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