Jackloc Window Safety Business Reaches Anniversary Milestone
The award-winning Jackloc company, which supplies a unique safety product that limits window openings, is celebrating its 10th birthday with its best ever sales figures and a growing export market. The Jackloc window and door restrictors reduce the risk of falls from windows as well as intruder entries by restricting their opening through a flexible cable attachment, and more than 500,000 units been sold to places as far as Russia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Australia.
The metal cable window restrictors invented by the Leicestershire-based company are installed in the Ritz Hotel in London, Peabody Housing Association and 20,000 Travelodge hotel rooms in the UK as well as other hotels, care homes, hospitals, schools, student accommodation and high-rise flats all over the world. The Jackloc window and door restrictors allows a window or door to be opened no wider than the 100mm gap recommended by health and safety professionals; while a key can be used to release the cable to enable wider opening when necessary. It can easily be retrofitted to any type of window or door frame, whether made of wood, UPVC or metal. It was designed by grandfather Derek Horne when he heard a young child hanging out of a hotel window, screaming for help. He was prompted to invent his window restrictor and name it after his grandson, Jack. His daughters Emma Wells and Deborah Jennings took up their father’s idea and turned Jackloc into a global success story which expanded into new premises in Alma Park, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, in 2011 and a further move to larger premises in Alma Park in September 2012, and has since grown from strength-to-strength. It has already beaten last year’s sales figures and is expecting 2013 to be a record-breaking year. Sadly Deborah passed away in September 2012, after a four-year battle against breast cancer at the age of 44, but her sister’s Emma Wells and Judith Burrows are determined to build on her legacy and see Jackloc recognised as a vital safety product which should be installed in buildings across the world Emma, Director of Jackloc, said: “As a family we have worked really hard to build this business up from scratch and Deborah would be so proud of what we are continuing to achieve. “We believe the Jackloc window restrictors can save lives and reduce the risk of injury, and our sales show that people are recognising Jackloc as a quality product which can make safe every window and door. It’s great to be celebrating our 10th anniversary with our best ever figures, and we’re sure our market will continue to grow.