“The Van Vault 2 vehicle security cabinet is an excellent addition to our Police Preferred Specification range” – Van Vault joins Secured by Design
Van Vault, owned by Birchwood Price Tools, is the latest company to join Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative which works alongside Police Forces throughout the UK to reduce crime and design out crime.
Van Vault is recognised as the premier brand in the UK for in-vehicle secure storage. For 21 years Van Vault has been designing and manufacturing a range of purpose-built secure storage containers that protect tools and deter thieves.
From a Van Vault for fixed installation in a small van or tipper truck, to on-site security solutions, the ever-expanding range accommodates storage solutions for every professional tradesperson’s needs – whether it’s a power tools, hand tools, copper pipes or even site transformers.
You can find details about Van Vault’s SBD accredited products here: http://www.securedbydesign.com/members/birchwood-price-tools/
SBD Development Officer Alfie Hosker said: “Given the considerable amount of tools and associated kit that many trade’s people carry within their vans, the Van Vault 2 vehicle security cabinet is an excellent addition to our Police Preferred Specification range. The product was robustly tested against a number of known criminal attack methods.
“Birchwood Price Tools are currently in the process of certifying a number of other products from their cabinet range and I look forward to a successful partnership with them.”
Tim Trollope, Category Manager at Van Vault said: “We’re delighted that we are the first vehicle storage product in the market to pass the rigorous testing required to achieve Secured by Design accreditation. This provides our customers with even more confidence that our products are one of the best defences against tool theft”.
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.