An innovative new security business has launched to provide Government, public sector bodies and major corporate organisations with a turnkey security solution including project management and consultancy – and physical security specification.
London-based ATAJ Secure Limited is the brainchild of Tom A Jenkins, Principal Consultant and Director, whose security credentials span 40 years and has led to him advising at the highest levels, including the Royal Household, British Security Services and the Cabinet Office.
During his career, Tom (pictured below) has been a speaker and trainer for the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) and has provided training to the Military Police and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and other organisations. Tom is also a fully qualified master locksmith and has an architectural ironmongery diploma with the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI).
Tom has a long association with Secured by Design (SBD), the official police security initiative, which includes helping provide training for the UK’s network of Designing Out Crime Officers, who are based in police stations around the UK, who seek to encourage architects, developers and local authority planners involved in new developments to incorporate crime prevention measures and techniques, and security product specifications, which are detailed in SBD’s series of authoritative published Design Guides.
When launching his business in January 2021, Tom, who is an expert in his own right on security standards and product specifications, with years of experience with the ASSA ABLOY Group – an SBD member company – and Bramah Security, did so only after establishing a partnership network with ten leading security product manufacturers around the UK.
Together these companies provide a wide range of security products from high security doors, windows and locks that help protect households and businesses through to physical security barriers to deter organised criminals and delay marauding terrorist incidents.
Not only has Tom’s own company joined SBD, but also four of his partner manufacturers are also existing SBD member companies – Martec Engineering, Sunray Engineering, Selectaglaze Ltd and Tindall Engineering which integrates MICO High Security Locking Solutions within its products.
Tom said: “In addition to many years of security experience in national infrastructure and across all public and business sectors, the ATAJ business platform and foundation is built on our partnerships with leading manufacturers.
“By providing a single channel to ten manufacturers, we are offering a vast shared knowledge of product specification, British and European standards and effective multiple security solutions to keep buildings safe without them having to look like fortresses. This also eliminates conflict and confusion in specification and provides clarity on the interface between physical security products and electronic products and standards.”
Tom explained that ATAJ Security can advise from concept and design through to installation and completion – even if the project has started already. Also, the advice given between ‘fresh fit and retro fit’ is vital. It’s about providing physical security layers that mitigate against fire and theft, serious organised crime and acts of terrorism.
“Our aim is to advise, support and provide comprehensive security specification for all operational requirements across a wide range of sectors and clients. Correct advice and specification is critical to cope with future change. We want to achieve today’s security for tomorrow’s peace of mind.”
ATAJ’s accreditations and memberships include LPCB-LPS 1175 listings with BRE’s Loss Prevention Certification Board, The City of London Crime Prevention Association, the Master Locksmiths Association, The Institute of Architectural Ironmongers and SBD.
Tom also has affiliate membership with The Association of Security Consultants and The Security Institute in progress.
National SBD Manager, Kenny McHugh, said: “We are thrilled and delighted that ATAJ has joined Secured by Design. It’s really exciting for us that four of ATAJ’s partner manufacturing companies are long-standing members of SBD. Tom’s security credentials are exceptional and we look forward to working with him and his new business to help keep people safe and buildings secure in the years ahead.”
Tel: 020 7183 2763
Martec Engineering Group
Founded in 1985, Martec Engineering is a highly innovative company providing design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of bespoke steel windows, security doors, and fire rated steel products. The company has long established trading relationships with many of the UK’s major main contractors and local authorities.
Royal Warrant Holder, Selectaglaze, founded in 1966, is a UK designer of high quality secondary glazing systems. Products are designed and fully tested to provide effective noise, thermal and draught insulation as well as enhanced security. The security secondary glazing range offers certified protection against blast, physical or ballistic attack.
Sunray Engineering Ltd
Sunray Engineering is a fully ISO and LPCB certified company that designs, manufactures, supplies and installs steel commercial doors, fire doors, security doors, industrial doors and steel louvre systems. The company has been helping to protect the critical national infrastructure together with commercial and industrial premises throughout the UK for more than 40 years.
Tindall Engineering Ltd
Tindall Engineering are designers and manufacturers of high security locking systems for physical attack, blast, ballistic and fire performance applications. The company integrates MICO High Security Locking Solutions within its products. MICO is specified on a wide range of applications from schools and nationwide retail stores requiring panic hardware through to critical national infrastructure facilities demanding high level security protection.
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