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Securikey Mirrors and Safes are Police Approved

Securikey Mirrors and Safes are Police Approved

Leading UK physical security supplier Securikey has achieved 'Police Preferred Specification' status for nine models within its convex safety mirror range, demonstrating that the company has met the high standards set by Secured by Design (SBD), a national Police crime prevention initiative which aims to reduce burglary and other crime types using the principles of good design and appropriate physical security measures.

Neighbourhood watch research highlights gaping home security hole

Neighbourhood watch research highlights gaping home security hole

  • The average Briton moves home eight times in their lifetime
  • 11 per cent of the UK population moves home every year
  • 92 per cent of domestic burglary in England and Wales is committed through either the front or back door
  • But two thirds of Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network (NHWN) members do not change their locks when they move
Gate Safe - five years of making gates safe

Gate Safe - five years of making gates safe

September 2010 – September 2015

23 September 2010 marks the fifth anniversary of Gate Safe - the charity founded following the tragic deaths of two young children in separate automated gate accidents - but five years on Gate Safe insists there is still much to be done to improve the safety of automated gates and barriers in the UK.

Charter Global Ltd has re-written the rule-book for security shutters with its Obexion range of high security shutters

Charter Global Ltd has re-written the rule-book for security shutters with its Obexion range of high security shutters

The design of the Obexion product range is based on the results of extensive market research within high risk and specialist requirement markets and is the only roller shutter system to have independent security certification to LPCB 1175, Issue 7, SR5 –providing guaranteed security for when it matters most.

Puertas Sanrafael is attending the 100% Design Show 2015

Puertas Sanrafael is attending the 100% Design Show 2015

Puertas Sanrafael will be at London Olympia from September 23 to 26, attending one of the best interior design shows in Europe. The leading Spanish company aims to feature their latest models and their recently obtained Secured by Design licensed products. Established in 1986, the company specializes in designer modern doors, being a leader in style, innovation and customization of a door for every single project. Don’t miss out the opportunity to enjoy their designs and experience the process of creating the door that best suits your needs and yourself.

Avocet adds to its Break Secure product range

Avocet adds to its Break Secure product range

Avocet Hardware has added to its Break Secure lock range with the launch of the ATK high security euro cylinder – the company's second Sold Secure Diamond and TS007 British Kitemark 3-star rated lock.

ATK comes with a standard key, which allows all leading locksmiths to produce them quickly and easily, and end-user registration isn't required.

Skyguard Personal Alarm give confidence to Circle Housing's lone working staff

Skyguard Personal Alarm give confidence to Circle Housing's lone working staff

In order to alleviate the risk to its lone working maintenance team, Circle Housing Property Services has introduced 'MySOS Mandown' personal safety devices, developed exclusively by Skyguard.

Circle Housing Property Services (CHPS) are an in-house property maintenance team providing services to Circle Housing's regional providers. Employing around 115 lone working tradesmen across a large geographical area presented a high risk of workplace injury or assault. Not only are the tradesman often working from heights but regularly carry out tasks alone.

Reynaers at Home helps to design out crime ahead of October deadline

Reynaers at Home helps to design out crime ahead of October deadline

Reynaers at Home is leading the way with its long-standing 'Secured by Design' accreditation across a range of its windows and doors systems. The aluminium systems company has planned well ahead of the forthcoming deadline, which requires all new build homes in England to be PAS 24:2012 compliant.

In 2014, the Government announced the October 2015 timeframe to deliver a simplified system for setting standards in the design and construction of new homes.

Acketts Group - providing ATM Security for Nationwide Building Society

Acketts Group - providing ATM Security for Nationwide Building Society

What do you get when you combine ATM Project Management and installation with physical security? The answer is, a pretty safe ATM.

Acketts Group Limited, known for their ATM security solutions, are also key providers in Project Management and ATM installation work, supporting many well-known banks and independents.

Advanced Laser Imaging work at heart of reopened murder case

Cambridgeshire Police announced in a Press Conference on 11 June 2015 the reopening of the investigation into the murder of six year old Rikki Neave in Peterborough in 1994.

SBD member, Advanced Laser Imaging, are working in conjunction with the Cambridgeshire Police Scientific Support Unit on 3D recording and reconstruction of areas relating to the crime and a sequence of events, using their very latest techniques and applications, in the hope of bringing new evidence to light.

Advanced Laser Imaging are also using 3D laser imaging techniques to help in securing neighbourhoods by improving CCTV coverage and being able to analyse CCTV in a more advanced way to help identify suspects. They are helping to plan event security and locate other safety measures appropriately in selected locations.

"I hope we are able to contribute to a successful outcome to this new investigation into this harrowing case", said Paul Snudden, CEO, "we hope it will also help to make Police Forces and other security professionals aware of the power our work has to help create a more secure and safe society."

See a video of the crime scene that was used in press conference: YouTube Video

For more information, please visit: www.advancedlaserimaging.com

MOD Housing Estate in Staffordshire awarded SBD

MOD Housing Estate in Staffordshire awarded SBD

The first Ministry of Defence (MOD) housing estate in Staffordshire has been awarded for efforts to design out crime at the earliest possible stage.

The MOD are building a large number of houses for the families of those serving in the armed forces. These houses, at Beaconside, Stafford, have been awarded Secured by Design accreditation.

Hambleside Danelaw awarded ‘Police Preferred Specification’ status

Hambleside Danelaw awarded ‘Police Preferred Specification’ status

Secured by Design, the UK official Police flagship initiative, is working to reduce burglary and crime in the UK by designing out crime through physical security and processes.

They focus on crime prevention of homes and commercial premises and promote the use of security standards for a wide range of applications and products, achieving a reduction of crime by up to 75%.