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“They provide an invaluable service to both those buying and selling mobile devices, as well as law enforcement agencies” – MobiCode renew with SBD

MobiCode, who provide recycling management solutions for the pre-owned mobile phone industry, has renewed its memberships with Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.

MobiCode was founded in 2011 by mobile industry professionals with the desire to develop products to “simplify and lower the costs and risks of recycling and increasing the sale of used devices”, thus benefiting the planet and reducing the cost of ownership.

MobiCode’s MobiCHECK range of products has been accredited by SBD, having achieved Police Preferred Specification. MobiCHECK is a solution to check whether a mobile phone is stolen before someone elects to buy or sell it. It checks the device status and history by matching the serial / MEID / ESN or IMEI number live against the company’s datasets, which include mobile networks, insurance companies, law enforcement, and other recyclers worldwide. This verifies the actual make and model of the phone and its status.

The MobiCHECK service is provided free to the Police Service.

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You can find out more about MobiCode’s range of SBD accredited MobiCHECK products here:

SBD Development Officer Doug Skins said: “I am delighted that MobiCode have renewed with Secured by Design. They provide an invaluable service to both those buying and selling mobile devices, as well as law enforcement agencies who benefit from the service free”.

Paul Harris, Chief Operating Officer, MobiCode said: “We are pleased to reconfirm our excellent relationship with Secured by Design as we continue to expand our services with operators, recyclers, insurers and law enforcement agencies around the world”.

SBD is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI), a police owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives across the UK. PCPI is a not-for-profit organisation and Board Members include senior police officers from each of the four Home Nations who control and direct the work PCPI carries out on behalf of the Police Service.

SBD plays a significant crime prevention role in the planning process to design out crime in a wide range of building sectors. It has achieved some significant success including one million homes built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%.

SBD have many partner organisations, ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Police Service through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies to ensure that their publicly available standards actually meet the needs of the police and public alike.

Products must be subject to rigorous testing and additionally be fully certificated by an independent, third-party certification body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) before being allowed to carry the SBD logo - this is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security-related products in the UK.

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