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Titon is awarded prestigious Secured by Design status

Titon has become a member of Secured by Design (SBD), receiving the coveted SBD status 'Police Preferred Specification' for a number of its products, including the new TS007 Kitemarked Asterion 3-star door cylinder. The accreditation also applies to the Maco and Securistyle security products it supplies, including shootbolt espagnolettes, friction hinges and window restrictors.

Secured by Design is the official Police security initiative for the UK. Since its inception in 1989, it has focused on the design and security of homes, commercial premises and car parks. It also acknowledges quality security products and crime prevention projects. The initiative combines the principles of designing out crime with effective security standards.

Commenting on the SBD status, Tyson Anderson, Sales and Marketing Director at Titon, said: "Gaining Secured by Design approval for our Asterion, Maco and Securistyle products is a significant achievement. It demonstrates our commitment to security, and safety and sustainability, while providing our customers with reassurance that our products match performance claims."

He continued: "Awareness of home security has risen following the publication of Approved Document ('Part') Q, of the Building Regulations for England and Wales, so it is excellent that products such as the Asterion 3-star cylinder now have ‘Police Preferred Specification’ to further highlight their crime prevention capabilities. Plus, becoming members of Secured by Design reaffirms Titon’s commitment to providing high quality, security hardware which will appeal to not only the window and door fabricators we sell to but also the householder when upgrading the standard of the fitting in their home."

The Secured by Design logo is the only symbol that guarantees national Police approval of a product, providing architects, specifiers, builders and end customers with reassurance it is resistant to criminal attack. It is widely recognised within the building industry by planners and developers alike, which has seen it become more frequently listed as a mandatory requirement in tenders.

Consumers and specifiers are also recognising that SBD provides an easy means of identifying which products are an effective crime prevention measure.

More information about Titon and its SBD products can be found at