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AUTOPA renew membership with Secured by Design

AUTOPA have renewed their membership with Secured by Design (SBD), the official police security initiative.

AUTOPA specialises in the manufacture and supply of street furniture products including parking posts, vehicle access control, cycle shelters and racks, seating/smoking/waiting shelters and street furnishings. The company has a wide range of products which have achieved Police Preferred Specification from SBD, within the bicycle security, physical perimeter security and vehicle security categories.

A family-owned business based in Rugby, Warwickshire, AUTOPA manufactures, supplies and installs to a wide range of clients in the private, health, education, commercial and government sectors.

Doug Skins, Secured by Design, commented: “I’m delighted that AUTOPA have renewed their membership with Secured by Design. They have a significant number of Secured by Design accredited products, the majority of which are designed to discourage and prevent bicycle theft. I look forward our continued relationship over the coming years.”

You can find out more about AUTOPA and their extensive range of Secured by Design accredited products on their dedicated member page.

Secured by Design (SBD) is owned by the UK Police Service with the specific aim of reducing crime and increasing safety for businesses and individuals.

SBD seeks to improve the physical security of buildings and the surrounding area using products such as doors, windows, locks and walling systems along with fencing systems that meet the SBD Police Preferred Specification security requirements.

SBD have many partner organisations, ranging from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies.

SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK, through the Police Preferred Specification - a product-based accreditation scheme developed 25 years ago, which provides a recognised standard for all security products that effectively deter and reduce crime. SBD work with manufacturers and standards authorities to ensure that security standards are current and updated to keep pace with emerging crime trends.

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