Locksmith and inventor Nigel Tolley makes a move into lock manufacturing with the resurrection of the first lock ever to achieve Sold Secure Domestic Door Security Gold status.
The KIBB range of locks and door hardware features a unique interlocking faceplate and strike system, meaning that once locked, the door and frame are effectively “padlocked” together, creating an extremely secure bond.
This system was developed in the late 1990s by inventor Anthony Wilfred Kibble. He set up in business in 2000 with John Worrall & Sons Ltd, who made the locks. The locks were extensively tested and all passed Sold Secure Domestic Door Security – Gold, the first domestic door security products to do so, but never made it into full production as sadly Mr Kibble passed away in 2003 and John Worrall & Sons went out of business. The locks and tooling were boxed away in storage until a chance encounter between Nigel and one of the former directors of the Kibb Lock Co. in 2014.
Nigel has now purchased the assets and IP rights, and his company NKM Secure is putting the locks back into production, starting with the lever locks and with plans to re-launch the KIBB rim cylinder lock and develop brand new high security products to add to the range.
Nigel says, “I’m very excited to bring this highly secure, beautifully effective lock up to date and onto the market. My family has been in manufacturing for nearly 30 years and I’m planning to apply that expertise and use modern manufacturing methods to produce the locks here in the West Midlands.”
The deadlock and sashlock are already available, with the launch of the rim lock planned for the first quarter of 2016. The locks are compliant with the latest iteration of BS3621 and although their Sold Secure Gold status has lapsed they will be re-tested in the New Year.
NKM Secure/KIBB Lock will be exhibiting at the 2016 Lockexpo on 27th-28th February on stand A8.