The clocks go forward this weekend and I am sure many people are now planning their holidays in far sunnier climes.
|A portable security lock is a great addition to your holiday essentials|
For young people abroad in particular, security is a worry for anxious parents left at home, so I was interested to come across a revolutionary new invention, The EasyLock portable door lock.
|The portable, temporary security lock, The EasyLock|
|The Pink EasyLock with latchplate, stainless steel latch and travel pouch|
This lock, the lightest of its kind in the world, will completely secure the majority of inward opening doors (as long as it is an inward opening door with a minimum 2 mm visible gap between the door and frame), anywhere on the globe.
The lock provides extra security especially for women travellers whether in their travel accommodation, away with the family on holiday, or wanting further security in their home.
It is priced at a reasonable £24.95 and has already found favour with celebrities such as Fearne Cotton, Mel B, Abbey Clancey and Davina McCall.
The lock is as light as plastic, as strong as stainless steel, and can be fitted in seconds.
It is small enough to fit in a pocket, and also the only lock of its kind in the world to allow individuals to open the door slightly, to check a caller’s identity, or to take a letter, whilst maintaining total security.
The EasyLock has a fascinating story behind it.
It was created by 66 year old entrepreneur, Bob Fitzjohn who says: “I wanted to create a solution that would keep travellers 100% safe & sound, no matter where they stayed.
My thinking in creating the lock developed into wanting to provide complete security to all others that may find themselves in a vulnerable position”
So, how did I get on?
The lock is really easy to use.
You just open the door and place the stainless steel latch into the lockplate in the door frame.
Close the door fully.
|Place the lockplate in the door frame|
|Place the stainless steel latch into the lockplate in the door frame and press down until firm|
Press down the lock until firm and check that the door is secured.
|The door can be opened just wide enough to view ID or receive documents|
To receive documents or ID, put a slight pressure on the latchplate, pressing towards the door.
Lift the lock and slide back until the door is open, all the while keeping pressure against the door.
To remove the lock, put a slight pressure on the latch plate towards the door, lift the lock, slide back to the end of the latch and open the door whilst taking the lock off.
Full instructions are available on the website at www.the-easylock.com.
I would suggest a few practice runs before you travel with the lock so that you are confident with using it. I can see that the EasyLock would be extremely useful, not only for travelling, but for added security in student accommodation and even for the elderly (assuming that they have not already taken the precaution of having a door chain fitted).
The lock I was sent for the purposes of this review is a glorious pink with a matching pink pouch but there is a silver alternative with a blue pouch.
The EasyLock portable door lock is so easy to carry, I will be taking mine to further road test in my hotel the next time I travel.
*A PR sample was sent for the purposes of this review.