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Light Switch Timer Meets Police Standards

A battery-operated light switch timer which was launched at The Gadget Show Live recently, is the first of its type to be awarded the police-preferred Secured by Design accreditation.

With four out of five domestic burglaries taking place when no-one is at home, the advice by police and security experts is to use an automatic light timer when the property is empty and in darkness – recommending in particular the Light Switch Timer product, designed and manufactured by Essex-based company Switched On Products.


“We’re delighted to be the first timed lighting product to gain the Secured by Design Police Preferred Specification”, says director Naiem Dakri. “It shows that there was a real need for such a product and demonstrates its high quality and capabilities”.

The battery-operated Light Switch Timer can be used in any living space which gives off the most light, deterring would-be intruders. It works by sliding a cradle over the wall light switch, into which is slotted the control unit, making it ready to operate in seconds. It includes program off and on times for different days, and has been designed to operate effectively on all standard, single, double or triple gang light switches, and with all light bulbs, including LEDs and CFLs.

Alan McInnes, General Manager Secured by Design, “Light Switch Timer is the first timed lighting device to be accredited to Secured by Design, impressing us with both with its innovation and ease of use”.

Secured by Design accredited products, provide a realistic level of resistance to criminal attack.

“Gaining SBD approval for Light Switch Timer” is a significant achievement, displaying our commitment to safety and reassuring customers that the product lives up to its claims about raising the level of security around the home”, says Dakri.

Light Switch Timer is now available from stores across the UK and online at RRP £27.99