Holiday security in rental accommodation.

The holiday season is upon us and many people took advantage of the Easter bank holiday and took off on holiday to find the sun.

A friend went on holiday to Turkey with her family over Easter. She was amazed how poor the security was in the house that they rented. With no internal chain on the front door, it meant that the key was the only way to secure the door. If you think how many people will have rented the holiday house over the years, any one of these people could have had a copy made. Cleaners would probably also have a set of keys so they can quickly clean the house in the turnover time before the next guests arrive. There will also be a set of keys in the holiday rental office, these are normally kept under lock and key but still you just don’t know who might have a set of keys to your holiday accommodation.


Luckily my friend had a wonderful holiday and they were safe but I do wish I had given her an Easylock as she told me that she didn’t sleep well at night as she was worried about security. Apparently any creak or bump in the night made her jumpy.

Holidays are such a special time to spend with family and friends. We work all year to save up our money and holiday entitlement for a magical few days so it’s a real shame if a holiday is ruined due to security issue, which could have been prevented with the EasyLock.

Some customer feedback also came through this week which makes me so glad I embarked on this adventure to create The EasyLock. The customer wrote: “I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am that you have invented this product. It’s exactly what I’ve desperately needed as a woman. I hate sleeping at night…the amount of times I have been robbed while sleeping or people and strangers have burst into my room. I have needed this for so long…”

Feedback like this certainly helps me sleep soundly, knowing one more person is also sleeping soundly on their holidays.

What an exciting week for The EasyLock!

This week has been a great week for The EasyLock team, on Tuesday I met with one of my team in London for a very interesting meeting at the BBC, we can’t divulge what the meeting was for (or we really would have to kill you…) but if all goes ahead it could be a real turning point for the EasyLock brand and a great experience for the team involved.

I wanted to show my contacts at the BBC how exactly The EasyLock works and to really bring The EasyLock to life I had to create a door prop.  So for 2 days last week, I became a carpenter! It was great fun building the door with a hotel lock, I was very impressed with the finished product. I felt I needed the team at the BBC just how unsafe hotel locks can be and how much safer people are when they fit as EasyLock. You’ll be glad to know I’m back to my day job now as an entrepreneur though…The meeting went very well and we will keep everyone informed of the outcome.

As well as the BBC meeting, my colleague and I travelled around London meeting up with journalists from Essentials, Woman’s Weekly and Family Traveller magazines. In this day and age there are so many ways to contact and follow the media:  email, twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn – but you really can’t beat a good old fashioned face to face meeting with a journalist to physically show them how the product works and to hear The EasyLocks story straight from the horse’s mouth.

It has been fascinating meeting up with different media types and seeing their reactions to The EasyLock, the journalists had some great suggestions and their input (as is everyone’s) is invaluable.

Special times for The EasyLock, we’ll keep you posted on the results of this week’s exciting meetings.

Bob Fitzjohn

Stuck for Valentine’s Gift ideas? Look no further…

Valentine’s Day, you either love it or you hate it, trying to find a suitable gift for a loved one – this soon after Christmas is hard. Flowers and chocolates are lovely but surely it’s better to spend the money on a genuine present that won’t be guiltily gobbled up in an evening, or wilt within days? Why not buy your loved one a gift that will not only keep them safe on holiday but it will also ensure you have no disturbances on the most romantic night of the year…

The EasyLock can be used in your own home or away on a romantic mini break as it will completely secure the majority of inward opening doors* in seconds, so you know they’ll be no surprise intrusions this Valentine’s Day. This is the “in lock” for your “lock in”… with celebrities including Sam Jackson, Mel B & Davina McCall owning one.

The EasyLock 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 (or a Valentine’s card!), whilst maintaining total security.


*The EasyLock will fit all inward opening doors with a minimum 2mm visible gap between the door and frame.