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SBD members at the UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards

SBD members at the UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards

Secured by Design (SBD) member company, Bradbury Group, scooped an award at the first UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) at The London Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel, Mayfair, on Thursday, 2 March 2017.

The Lincolnshire based manufacturer of steel doors, security grilles and cages won the Security Equipment Manufacturer category – one of 14 awards presented during the event attended by 330 people.

Security consultants learn how Secured by Design is reducing crime

Security consultants learn how Secured by Design is reducing crime

The importance of organisations working together to reduce crime was made by Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, during a presentation at the Association of Security Consultants’ Business Group at Armoury House, London, in February 2017.

SBD Chief Executive Officer, Guy Ferguson, a former Met Police Detective Chief Superintendent, told a packed meeting that SBD seeks to be a major catalyst and focus for crime prevention around the UK.

The VEKA UK Group secures Secured by Design for three more years

The VEKA UK Group secures Secured by Design for three more years

Industry-leading PVC-U systems supplier, The VEKA UK Group, has been awarded membership once again of the national crime prevention initiative, Secured by Design (SBD), for both its VEKA and Halo brands.

The VEKA UK Group partnered with Secured by Design several years ago and has maintained its strong relationship with the team, thanks to a shared ethos of designing out crime at the product development stage.

SBD and Huddersfield University present at the Senior Command Course

SBD and Huddersfield University present at the Senior Command Course

The National Police Strategic Command Course run by the College of Policing has featured a module on 'designing out crime' for the first time and included a presentation from Professor Rachel Armitage, Director of the University’s Secure Societies Institute at the University of Huddersfield.

Professor Armitage was one of the first speakers at the start of the important three-month course for police officers and police staff who will go on to be promoted into the most senior posts in police forces around the country.

Patlock wins best new product award at the Totally DIY Show

Patlock wins best new product award at the Totally DIY Show

Secured by Design (SBD) member company, Patlock, has won the award for best new product in show for their innovative French door lock at the Totally DIY & Tools Show.

Patlock beat dozens of entries to win the award presented at the end of the first day of the show at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 14-15 February.

North West Cambridge Development

North West Cambridge Development

The national police crime prevention initiative, Secured by Design (SBD), is proud to be working with the University of Cambridge to influence the security design of the University's new development adjacent to the M11 and close to the City of Cambridge.

Known as the North West Cambridge Development, its purpose is to provide affordable accommodation for the rising numbers of University and College staff as well as post graduate students' accommodation in a new district to enhance both the City and the University.

SBD at the Self-Build Belfast Show

SBD at the Self-Build Belfast Show

The importance of having a high level of security built in to doors and windows was a key message presented by Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, at the Self Build & Improve Your Home Show at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, between 17 and 19 February.

SBD Development Officer for Ireland and Scotland, Kenny McHugh, presented an advice session to members of the public about crime prevention on each day of the show.

Astraseal renews Secured by Design membership

Astraseal renews Secured by Design membership

With a clear focus on security, leading Wellingborough-based fabricator of windows, doors and conservatories, Astraseal, has renewed its membership with Secured by Design.

This means Astraseal has submitted its products for extensive testing and certification to achieve the highly-regarded Police Preferred Specification status, which confirms products meet a high standard of security, reducing the opportunity for crime.

Patlock face down the Dragons

Patlock face down the Dragons

Secured by Design (SBD) member company Patlock had its innovative French door and conservatory door lock seen by millions of viewers on the BBC2 programme Dragons’ Den on Sunday, 5 February.

Craig Knott, Owner, Managing Director and inventor of Patlock, presented the device in front of five Dragons, informing them that he came up with the idea following an attempted burglary at his home, after which he was told by the police how easy it was to gain entry through lock snapping.

A score to be proud of: Fog Bandit 34 - Raiders 0

A score to be proud of: Fog Bandit 34 - Raiders 0

Robbery is a crime against people and its effect on an individual can be long-lasting.

Across 1000s of shops installed throughout the UK, over the last 5 years, Fog Bandit has successfully thwarted 34 robberies without any injuries to the people exposed to what is typically a most frightening experience. Most importantly, NO activation failures have ever been experienced, proving the incredible dependability of the Bandit system.

Another industry first for Solidor

Another industry first for Solidor

In an industry renowned for being incredibly competitive, Solidor continues to lead the way yet again, this time by securing the UK’s first fully licensed stable doors accredited by the national police crime prevention initiative, Secured by Design (SBD).

Stable doors offer a level of functionality and style that traditional door panels simply cannot match. However, due to a stable door’s two-part split construction, foam-filled panels require special reinforcements in the centre of the door in order for it to remain secure.

Trace-in-Metal Granted Prized Secured by Design status

Trace-in-Metal Granted Prized Secured by Design status

A North Yorkshire businesses’ revolutionary security system which protects lead roofs from metal thieves, has achieved the prized Police crime prevention accreditation Secured by Design.

The process used by York-based Trace-in-Metal involves infusing thousands of microdots into metal sheets ‘marking’ them with a unique identifying code.