There is a famous saying that ‘imitation is the greatest form of flattery’. Whilst this may be true in some cases, it’s certainly not true when it comes to ensuring safety and the protection of reputations and livelihoods.
Much like Hoover, iPod or Jacuzzi, through the success of our original range of universal cable restrictors, the Jackloc® name has become genericised to cover all types of restrictor.
Whilst this highlights our hard work in developing the Jackloc brand, it means tradesmen are buying and supplying inferior windows restrictors which they believe are Jacklocs. We urge the industry not to accept any imitations, ensuring they use only genuine Jacklocs and not risk their reputations on possibly limited and ineffective replicas.
All Jackloc restrictors are designed, engineered and manufactured in the Midlands to exacting BS EN and ISO Quality Standards. Only the highest quality materials and components are used to create our restrictors, guaranteeing a long-lasting, first-class product.
Safety is our passion. The original key-lockable Jackloc was developed by our father Derek Horne after speaking with a hotelier who saw a child dangling from one of his hotel room windows. Since then as we’ve developed that innovation into a business, our mission statement hasn’t changed; offering safety at every level to dramatically reduce the risk of falls from windows.
The Jackloc MK2 Key-Lockable Window Restrictor still leads the way and was recently awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2017.
This is the most prestigious award in UK business, and Jackloc holds the title until 2022. Jackloc has grown to encompass a full range of restrictors including push and turn, swivel/stud and double bullet models which are completely universal and can be used with windows and doors of any material.
It’s great to say that we are the only component supplier that has absolutely no injuries or fatalities thanks to our products and a proven track record of safeguarding thousands of lives everyday worldwide. By using a copy-cat product or one that has been incorrectly described as a Jackloc, you can’t be offered the same, great assurance.
For almost 14 years, property developers, building contractors, health authorities, window manufacturers and of course homeowners have trusted the Jackloc brand and our innovative product range. We do not take that trust lightly, nor do we forget our duty of care to protect lives and prevent needless accidents. Therefore, if you are looking for window restrictors, Jackloc is the brand that you can trust. After all, it is your reputation too.
Emma Wells and Judith Burrows
The Jackloc Company