According to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) there are three distinct crime risks associated with letterflaps in doors.
Fishing (theft via a letterflap), Lock manipulation (the ability to open the lock via the letterflap), and Arson (a firework or flammable liquid poured through the letterflap).
There are continually shocking stories in the news of people living in fear of these crimes.
We were approached by an Arson task force in the UK to produce a solution. We now have 3 options – FlapLock™ 1, for domestic/ private use, FlapLock™ 2, a heavier duty tested Secured by Design approved product, and Homeguard, a long established product of ours used to fit at the rear of a front door to contain mail and fire. All manufactured in the UK.
Both Flaplock models are available in white Ral 9016 or brown Ral 8017
Simple, neat and affordable. In its locked position any unwanted mail, papers and offensive items cannot be deposited into the premises through the letterbox, thereby reducing the incidence and threat of fire, vandalism, intimidation and theft.
Void properties are secured, the elderly and vulnerable can have piece of mind, as premises are secured as and when required.
There is the option of locked or unlocked to suit and if preferred can be left locked at all times and an individual mailbox e.g. Eurobox can be fitted on the external wall to receive mail delivery.
See New Homes Guide 2010 page 42 – 21.19.1 for Police recommendations
Secures void property
- Combats arson attack
- Provides security and peace of mind
- Prevents unwanted access
- Optional locked/unlocked facility
- Combats litter/junk mail
- Full fitting instructions
- Fitted in seconds
- Overall 93mm high x 405mm wide x 20mm thick
- Opening 60mm high x 300mm wide
FlapLock™ FL05 is a heavier duty version of the standard FlapLock™. The material of construction is 1.5mm steel and in places is reinforced to 3mm thick. The locking method is by steel pegs which, if forced causes the lock to become more positive.
The mounting method of FL05 is by way of dome headed bolts which travel through the door and do not rely on the integrity of internal fixings. Full fixing instructions, drilling template and fixings are provided with each FlapLock™.
The FlapLockTM 2 - FL05 if featured in the Redbook Live Red Book Live - The Safety Letterbox Company Flaplock
A universal ‘flaplock’ that can be fitted quickly and easily onto any existing and new properties. This provides peace of mind not only to those living with a concern, but also to empty, void or vulnerable properties that are occasionally or permanently unoccupied.
"This tried and tested product has now become an essential accessory in the battle against intrusion. We aim to put the power back in the hands of the house owner" Ian Brown, Chairman.
Since this product was launched we have had so much feedback from members of the public using this product, who have for years lived in fear of threats, intimidation, arson attacks, and those maintaining void and empty properties.
It is now commonly used by Fire and Police authorities throughout the UK as a quick and economical solution to a growing problem.
'Superfast delivery. Item is brilliant. I would throughly recommend it to anyone' Victoria Wilds Manchester
'Really pleased with the reseller and very happy with the product.I have slept very soundly since installing this product' Kirstie Wilkins Herts
'Brilliant product, easy to fit. Had intrusion through letterbox, so this solved that! Well worth the money and highly recommended' V French Harrow on the Hill
'Very good quality, easy to fit. I bought this for my mother, am thinking of buying another one for myself' Y Thomson Hants
'Thanking you for your prompt delivery of the "Flaplock - tm1," now in situ. I'm very much impressed by its rugged construction,yet stylish appearance, along with the added security factor it undoubtedly provides.
"extremely easy to fit", even for the elderly.
I would not hesitate to recommend this product to family and friends, along with the excellent customer service i have received'. Mr Harrison Co Durham
I am extremely pleased with the seller who dealt with my order with great professionalism and courtesy. I would not hesitate in recommending them and their products to others. A very happy customer. Miss S TaylorInverness