Flaplock increase letterflap security throughout the UK
Published by The Safety Letterbox Company Ltd for The Safety Letterbox Company in Housing and also in Care and Support, Communities, Environment, Health, Local Government
Flaplock - letterflap protection
The FlapLock protects and provides peace of mind against the threat of arson through the letterflap of a door, as used by fire authorities, police services, domestic users, property managers, councils, housing authorities and government bodies.
Increased demand for the FlapLock has now grown and the Safety Letterbox Company now supplies over 30 fire and police authorities throughout the UK.
The FLAPLOCK was designed by the Safety Letterbox Company Ltd, with the co-operation of the Cleveland Arson Task Force.
This product has been successfully tried and tested in various site conditions throughout the UK, with consideration and feedback from Police, Fire Services, Housing Associations & Anti Arson Teams.
The feedback has been staggering - so many people are living in fear - and with this simple solution they have peace of mind - instantly!' Alison Orrells MD.
The Safety Letterbox Company created its unique lockable letterflap – Flaplock – to secure this 24-hour a day vulnerable entry point on any building and prevent unwanted items such as fireworks or flammable materials being deposited through the door.
Developed following demand from Arson Task Force teams across the UK, it provides an affordable, practical and Police Preferred Specification security solution to protect homes and firms from criminal intrusion.
The Cost of Arson each week in the UK:
There are 2,213 arson attacks.
Arson kills 2 people.
Arson injures 53 people.
20 schools and colleges are damaged or destroyed by arson.
262 homes are damaged or destroyed by arson.
360 businesses and public buildings are damaged or destroyed by arson.
Arson costs the economy £53.8 million pounds each week in England and Wales.
Flaplock can be fitted in minutes onto any entrance door, effectively sealing the letterbox against access. It provides instant peace of mind for residents, landlords and business owners in vulnerable communities across the UK.
Two options are available, a standard domestic product and a stronger commercial version holding a Secured by Design licence – the official UK police approval for security products. Flaplock is mounted on the inside of an external door using four dome-headed bolts which travel through the door and is locked securely by steel pegs to resist attack.
FlapLock 2 is endorsed by Secured by Design.
As an effective security solution to address criminal methods of attack, the commercial Flaplock 2 is specified in Section 21 of SBD New Homes 2010 – a guidance document published by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).