“Secured by Design accreditation really helps customers to make an informed choice as to quality of the product and level of security they need to protect their possessions”
Asgard Secure Steel Storage has renewed its membership with Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.
Asgard Secure Steel Storage is a division of Flexiform Business Furniture Limited, a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of steel storage systems for almost 40 years – and one of only 6 GPS (Government Procurement Services) appointed companies in the UK.
Asgard can draw on a wealth of metal fabrication experience with a long history of engineering and manufacturing excellence. Asgard design and manufacture a range of metal sheds, bike storage and motorcycle storage of the highest quality, designed to give the strength and security required for professional level use.
You can see details on all of Asgard’s extensive range of SBD accredited bike & motorcycle sheds and storage units, garden sheds, tool sheds and school storage packs, here: http://www.securedbydesign.com/members/asgard-secure-steel-storage/ or www.asgardsss.co.uk
SBD Development Officer Alfie Hosker said: “Asgard offer a plethora of Police Preferred Specification accredited storage solutions across a number of areas which can be significantly vulnerable to crime & are often neglected until it is too late. Such locations & facilities can include garden sheds, school storage areas and commercial and retail applications, where vehicles, bikes, garden equipment and other expensive items is stored.
“Asgard’s SBD product range are manufactured and certified to a robust standard against a variety of criminal attacks and offer much needed robustness and quality for secure storage. I look forward to continuing our relationship with them over the coming years.”
Andy Heath, Asgard said: “Achieving Secured by Design Status was an aspiration for Asgard from the early days – a Secured by Design accreditation really helps customers to make an informed choice as to quality of the product and level of security they need to protect their possessions.
“The internet has revolutionised a customer’s shopping experience, but for our industry. It’s not easy to distinguish a cheap, poorly produced product, from a high end secure unit from just an online image. However a Secured by Design accredited unit, is instantly recognisable as a high quality, secure product. From a manufacturing point of view it is reassuring to know our independently tested products are as well designed and secure as they can be, allowing us to retain our reputation for well built, secure storage”.
SBD is a police-owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service throughout the UK to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives.
SBD plays a significant crime prevention role in the planning process to design out crime in a wide range of building sectors. It has achieved some significant success including one million homes built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%.
SBD have many partner organisations, ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Police Service through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies to ensure that their publicly available standards actually meet the needs of the police and public alike.
Products must be subjected to vigorous testing and auditing by an accredited third party organisation before being allowed to carry the SBD logo – this is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security related products in the UK.