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“We are very proud to join Secured by Design"

AUTOPA are one of the latest companies to join the official police security initiative Secured by Design.

AUTOPA Limited is a leading UK based manufacturer of car and cycle parking solutions. Since patenting the original Parking Post in 1959 the company have worked to continually improve the street scene in the UK, with their extensive product range separated into three brands: AUTOPA, VELOPA and AUTOPA open spaces.

The AUTOPA brand specialises in products that assist in the control of vehicles and includes; parking posts, fixed posts, removable posts, RetractaPosts, plain bollards, ornamental bollards, EB plastic bollards, perimeter barriers and a variety of access control products, both automatic and manually operated.


Whereas the AUTOPA brand specialises in car control, the VELOPA brand is dedicated to assisting in the control of bicycles with cycle security solutions that include bicycle holders and stands, cycle racks, cycle shelters, cycle compounds, cycle lockers and motorcycle security, as well as kids cycle and scooter stands.

The AUTOPA open spaces brand includes a range of products designed to enhance life for pedestrians. Products in this range include door canopies, covered walkways, seating shelters, waiting shelters, smokers shelters as well as traditional street furniture products.

AUTOPA Limited is committed to offering the high quality of product and service that you would expect from a 9001, 14001 and 45001 accredited company. All of their mild steel products are galvanised as standard to ensure their longevity.

AUTOPA cycle stand

Doug Skins, Secured by Design, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome AUTOPA as new members of Secured by Design. They join Secured by Design with an innovative range of bicycle and physical perimeter security products having achieved Police Preferred Specification – including the first Sheffield style cycle stand with Sold Secure Diamond standard accreditation - and I am really looking forward to working alongside them over the coming years”.

Andrew Murray, AUTOPA, said, “We are very proud to join Secured by Design, as a UK based manufacturer and supplier of street furniture products we have been working hard to bring our latest generation of security orientated products to market. These new products, all manufactured at our works in Rugby, are produced to the highest standards and we believe their new Secured by Design status demonstrates our commitment to the improvement of the street scene in the UK.”

You can find out more about AUTOPA and their range of Secured by Design accredited products here: