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"The Safer Streets initiative is a vital scheme to help protect homes and communities across the country"

Secured by Design member company Brisant Secure have been working with West Yorkshire Police to secure homes identified as being at highest risk from crime as part of the Home Office’s crime-busting Safer Streets Fund initiative in West Yorkshire.

Alongside investing in better fencing and lighting, the Safer Streets Fund enabled the local police to purchase 1,000 Ultion cylinders to upgrade existing locks in Leeds and Bradford homes to make them more secure against burglary.

Founded in 2013, Brisant Secure took the market by storm with built-in real-life security standards based on consumer expectations that redefined security in the hardware industry. The Ultion family of locks offers homeowners the very best in security and protection. Ultion is approved by locksmiths through the definitive Sold Secure Diamond accreditation, and is accredited by Secured by Design, the official UK Police security initiative which combines the principles of designing out crime with physical security.

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Nick Dutton, CEO of Brisant Secure, said: “That our locks are chosen by the Home Office to be installed in at risk homes in vulnerable areas is a true testament to the extreme security of our products. The Safer Streets initiative is a vital scheme to help protect homes and communities across the country, and we’re proud to be part of it.

“Unfortunately, robberies and break-ins happen frequently and are a sad reality of life. Locks are often the last line of defence against someone breaking into a home and our ultra-secure, long-lasting Ultion locks are a deterrent for would-be thieves. Our focus is on extreme security and we guarantee it for those who buy Ultion locks. We believe in it so much, that if a burglary happens within five years of installation and entry was obtained by snapping an Ultion lock, we will pay the homeowner £2,000.”

Alfie Hosker, Secured by Design, said: ““The selection of Brisant Secure and their products for this project is testament to the quality Police Preferred Specification cylinder which they offer, and its resistance to criminal attack. These locks will go a long way to help secure homes in local communities across West Yorkshire”.

The 2020-21 Safer Streets Fund provided £25m funding to 35 Police and Crime Commissioners to invest in a range of physical situational crime prevention measures, such as home security, alleygating, CCTV, street lighting, training community wardens or establishing Neighbourhood Watch Schemes across 52 high crime areas in England and Wales.

Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (Police CPI), who run the Secured by Design initiative, created a range of support material for the Safer Streets Fund 2020-21, which included a number of technical guides, a range of training courses to assist Police and Crime Commissioners making their bids, a series of 26 blogs in the Knowledge Hub and 26 weekly, live, hour-long crime prevention question and answer sessions, delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams, for those involved in the delivery of the fund.

Police CPI also provided ongoing support to local police Designing Out Crime Officers (DOCOs), who are attached to police forces and help introduce and implement crime prevention measures and techniques into local areas to deter and reduce crime.

To find out more about the Safer Streets Fund, go to: https://www.securedbydesign.com/guidance/safer-streets