The Jackloc Company is delighted to be celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. Since its foundation in 2003, Jackloc has been at the forefront of producing the safest and most secure window restrictor products with the sole aim of reducing the number of accidental falls worldwide.
The Jackloc Company was founded in 2003 by the late Derek Horne who was an expert in fenestration. Whilst out on a job surveying a property in Kings Cross, he saw a child climbing on the window ledge of a hotel. Having realised the danger that an unlocked opening window can cause people, in particular children and vulnerable adults, this incident inspired him to design something to prevent this potentially tragic situation happening.
As a result, Derek initiated the design of the first retrofitted cable window restrictor. In 2005, the company fitted its original restrictors at The Ritz Hotel in London, from there it grew globally until it was acquired by Eric Collins and Jit Singh in 2019.
The Jackloc mission is to reduce avoidable accidents, to make window safety and security a ‘normal’ conversation and to have restrictors fitted to windows where people can still have natural ventilation without the risk of an accidental fall. Jackloc is there for everyone that wants to keep their homes or businesses as safe and secure as possible.
Over the years, Jackloc has grown to be a market leader in the supply of window restrictor products. Through unwavering dedication and a relentless pursuit of excellence, the company has been successful in securing a number of prestigious awards, including: Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2017; Mother & Baby 2020: Best Safety Product; MadeforMums 2020: Best Home Safety Product; Sold Secure 2020: Domestic Security approval (for the Titan product).
The company designs, engineers and manufactures their world-renowned range of window restrictors in the UK. Jackloc has continued innovating with their product designs and all their products have been independently tested to exceed every element of BS EN 13126 and BS EN 14351.
Furthermore, the launch of the Titan folding window restrictor demonstrated the Jackloc desire to offer the strongest and most secure window restrictor in the world. The patented design of The Titan window lock provides extra security for open windows and is awarded Sold Secure status by the Master Locksmiths Association, making it the first, and only, window restrictor to achieve this accolade.
Eric Collins, Managing Director, states: “At Jackloc, we want to demonstrate to our customers, partners, suppliers and other stakeholders that we truly care about people and ensuring their experience interacting with Jackloc is the very best. Ultimately, we want Jackloc products, and the customer service that we offer, to provide total peace of mind above anything else.
After 20 years in business, we are incredibly grateful to our customers, partners and loyal colleagues who have, and continue to, contribute to the Jackloc success through this journey. This 20-year milestone is a momentous occasion for the Jackloc team, and we look forward to the continuing potential that lies ahead for keeping people safe and secure. We will continue to make a difference in delivering high quality products to homeowners as well as to the healthcare, education, housing, hotel and leisure sectors across the globe.”