Security while traveling is fragile and there are many scenarios in which it is almost compromised. This is where a grandfather comes in who has created a lock because he wanted his grandchildren to be safe when they are out traveling. Bob Fitzjohn is 66 years old and resides in London. His invention has been named ‘EasyLock’ and he created it on his kitchen table after he was able to raise £10,000 via IndieGogo.
The gadget weighs less than an iPhone and is capable of securing any kind of door that opens inwards and aims at imparting fool proof security for guests who are using hotels, B&Bs or even beach huts. The working is simple; you need to fasten it across the door’s latch-plate and hook it to the outside of the door-frame. The lock is then placed in alignment with the adjustable handle.
Users are capable of opening the door slightly in order to confirm the identity of visitors and even pass through items that are slim. According to Mr. Fitzjohn, an entrepreneur, he spent a number of hours to draw designs and to come up with prototypes before he launched the online campaign. He has managed to raise £10,500 and has offered the pledgers free units of EasyLock where the number depends upon the amount that has been pledged. EasyLock costs £24.95 and is being advertised as ‘the perfect gift for a travel lover’.
In the words of Mr. Fitzjohn, “The design process took months of development and testing. I made a great many sketches by hand and on the computer and I drove the family mad whilst creating functional locks after locks on the kitchen table. My thoughts were with my grandchildren when I designed The EasyLock. One day they’ll be off traveling the world, and I wanted to create a solution that would keep them 100 per cent safe and sound, no matter where they stayed. My thinking in creating the lock developed into wanting to provide complete security to all others who may find themselves in a vulnerable position, be it a student in cheap lodgings, an isolated elderly person who fears living alone, or simply you or I when we stay in a B&B or hotel.”
He also expresses his joy upon the completion of EasyLock and says, “It is a dream come true that TheEasy Lock is now available for the public to purchase. My hope is that TheEasyLock will bring safety and peace of mind to many people, right across the globe.”
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