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Frontier Pitts adds Platinum Security range to products accredited by Secured by Design

Frontier Pitts adds Platinum Security range to products accredited by Secured by Design

Security specialist company Frontier Pitts has increased its range of products accredited by Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.

Their Platinum Security range of sliding and bi-folding gates has achieved Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175 Security Rating 2 & 3 from BRE Global’s Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) and comes after months of research and development.

Largest residential development in City of London is being built to Secured by Design standards

Largest residential development in City of London is being built to Secured by Design standards

The largest residential development in London’s Square Mile on the site of St Bart’s Hospital, the oldest hospital in the country, has been designed to incorporate proven police crime prevention techniques into the built environment, such as the layout and landscaping, and into the physical security of buildings.

This security guidance has come from Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.

GBW adds third doorset to its Secured by Design accredited range

GBW adds third doorset to its Secured by Design accredited range

GBW Panels, one of the leading panel, door panel and external composite door producers within Europe, has added a third doorset – Colordor Q – to its products accredited by Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.

From its modern 37,000 sq.ft. factory in Worcester employing 70 people, GBW has an annual output of 100,000 panels and 10,000 composite doors. These are used predominantly in domestic homes in both the new build and renovation sectors covering private and social housing as well as the commercial new build sector.

Gate Safe Register Hits 1,000

Gate Safe Register Hits 1,000

August 2017: Nearly seven years since Gate Safe became the first organisation to initiate a campaign for improved standards in automated gate safety, the charity marked another important milestone, as it celebrated hitting 1,000 installers on its acclaimed national register of Gate Safe Aware Installers.

The training session at Trade Skills 4 U – the UK’s no 1 provider of electrical training which regularly hosts Gate Safe Aware training – was attended by 17 delegates, including 4 from Acctive Systems, signifying 1,000 trained Gate Safe Aware installers in the UK.

New homes on Skye achieve Gold Award for security from Secured by Design

New homes on Skye achieve Gold Award for security from Secured by Design

A development of new homes in Portree, the main town on the Isle of Skye, has gained the highest award given by Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, for incorporating crime prevention techniques into the layout and landscaping and the physical security of buildings.

The SBD Gold Award was presented to Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association for their development at Pat Gordon Place, Portree, a bustling port, cultural centre and tourist destination on the east side of the island.

Bereco Group rebrands with ‘eco’ focus

Bereco Group rebrands with ‘eco’ focus

Secured by Design (SBD) member company, The Bereco Group, has rebranded with an environmental focus to bring the ‘eco’ back into ‘Bereco’.

Since 2003 Bereco has been supplying performance-engineered timber windows and doors to housebuilders and developers primarily supplying to new build homes around the UK.

Perimeter technology company Heald renew long-lasting partnership with Secured by Design

Perimeter technology company Heald renew long-lasting partnership with Secured by Design

A UK-based company specialising in providing perimeter technology such as barriers and bollards to prevent vehicle attacks, has renewed its membership with Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.

Heald Ltd, based in Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, is one of the largest manufacturers of security equipment in the UK with a global client base which includes military sites, presidential buildings, palaces, embassies, border controls, airports, oil refineries, stadia, banks, shopping malls and government buildings.

Jones Building Group achieves Secured by Design Gold Award for new homes in Bournemouth

Jones Building Group achieves Secured by Design Gold Award for new homes in Bournemouth

Jones Building Group has been presented with the Secured by Design (SBD) Gold Award for incorporating police crime prevention measures into the layout and landscaping as well as the physical security of buildings at a new home development in Bournemouth.

The development was built for Bournemouth Borough Council, which requires all of their new homes to reach SBD standards for physical security, such as doors, windows and locks. However, the development in Cheshire Drive went one step further to incorporate proven crime prevention techniques into the built environment too, such as natural surveillance and defensible space to deter criminal activity.

Dual certification becomes a Secured by Design requirement in wake of Grenfell fire

Dual certification becomes a Secured by Design requirement in wake of Grenfell fire

Non-fire resisting doors in high rise tower blocks should be replaced immediately with doorsets that are certified for fire performance by a third-party certification authority, according to the Government.

The move, which comes in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in West London, requires replacement doorsets to be certified by an independent UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited, third-party certification authority to a standard providing at least 30 minutes fire resistance.

Express Bi-Folding Doors open to new opportunities with largest display showroom in Europe

Express Bi-Folding Doors open to new opportunities with largest display showroom in Europe

Leeds-based Express Bi-Folding Doors Ltd, a company which has grown in ten years to become one of the largest manufacturers and installers operating its specialist field in the UK, has joined Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.

A family-owned business, set up by a father son team in 2007, Express Bi-Folding Doors offers a much broader product range than its name suggests by going beyond manufacturing architectural systems for bi-folding, sliding and front doors to offer a wide selection of window and roofing products too.

Secured by Design welcomes DCLG letter on Police guidance at planning stage

Secured by Design welcomes DCLG letter on Police guidance at planning stage

The Government has reminded Local Authorities to seek planning guidance from the Police Service to help keep local communities safe and secure from crime – a move welcomed by Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.

A letter dated 12 July from Steve Quartermain, Chief Planning Officer for England, stated that the planning system has an important role to ensure measures are in place to deal with counter-terrorist and crime prevention security in order to create safe and accessible communities.

Tommafold bi-fold door gear receives Secured by Design Accreditation

Tommafold bi-fold door gear receives Secured by Design Accreditation

Runners Sliding Systems, a specialist in sliding door gear, has joined Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, which seeks to ‘design out crime’ in a number of ways including raising standards of physical security of buildings, such as having more secure doors, windows and locks.

Tommafold bi-fold door gear, a Runners Sliding Systems product, has attained SBD’s Police Preferred Specification status following a review of Tommafold’s PAS 24: 2016 test report evidence and Tommafold’s safety features.