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ERA celebrates 11-year partnership with Secured by Design

ERA, one of the UK’s leading home security and fenestration component providers, is celebrating the 11th consecutive year of their  partnership with the official police security initiative, Secured by Design.

Owned by the UK Police Service, Secured by Design aims to reduce crime and help people live safely within their communities. This is achieved by working closely with developers, local authorities and registered housing associations to incorporate police crime prevention standards from initial concept and design through to completion.

ERA’s longstanding relationship with Secured by Design demonstrates its commitment to providing its extensive portfolio of professional and domestic customers with the highest standards of security and certification across its extensive offering of smart security and traditional hardware.

Over 40 of ERA’s lock, hardware and mail delivery solutions are accredited by Secured by Design’s Police Preferred Specification scheme, providing homeowners with the peace of mind that their homes are protected to the highest possible standards against potential burglars. You can find out more about these products here.

The company’s revolutionary smart door security solution, TouchKey, which combines the latest innovations in smart technology with first class engineering has recently achieved SBD’s Secure Connected Device accreditation, the unique and recognisable accreditation which highlights Internet of Things (IoT) connected products that have achieved the relevant IoT standards and certifications, including third-party testing and independent certification.

Revolutionising keyless entry for timber and composite entrance doors, TouchKey is the only system of its kind to combine five different entry methods into a single door handle. This includes fingerprint access, the smart home app, geolocation technology, voice-activated entry, and manual key override. Combining a smarter security door handle with an auto-firing multi-point lock and an anti-bump security cylinder, TouchKey delivers the highest standards of dynamic smart technology with mechanical hardware endurance to provide complete security and convenience.

Helen Downer, UK and Ireland President of ERA’s parent company, Tyman, said: “Our long-term relationship with Secured by Design forms part of our continuous commitment to supporting consumers in making better-informed choices when purchasing security solutions to help keep them safe in their homes.

“It also reflects our dedication to product innovation and third-party testing and certification, which is reflected through our continuously expanding portfolio of products that delivers ultimate levels of protection and peace of mind."

Secured by Design Development Officer, Hazel Goss, said: “It has been a great pleasure to work with ERA over the past 11 years and we are thrilled that the partnership has extended for another year.”

For further information on ERA’s diverse portfolio of security products, including its smart home offering, visit or contact the sales team on 01922 490 000 or email


With over 180 years of manufacturing, design and innovation experience, ERA is a leader in the development and distribution of hardware and security solutions for the residential building and home improvement markets.

ERA has extensive knowledge and experience of delivering a total security solution for windows and doors, supplying fabricators and installers, locksmiths and security specialists, building professionals, and homeowners with mechanical, decorative and panic hardware, and smart security systems.

Delivering best in class product innovation, quality and service, ERA’s Total Security Guarantee is recognised by Neighbourhood Watch.

ERA designed and manufactured its first lock in the West Midlands in 1838, and is now owned by Tyman plc. The business moved to a world-class purpose-built 135,000 sq. ft headquarters at the prestigious i54 site in Wolverhampton in 2017, housing state-of-the-art manufacturing, R&D, product development, test and training facilities.