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Reynaers at Home ‘designs out crime’ for homeowners with Secured by Design status

Reynaers at Home ‘designs out crime’ for homeowners with Secured by Design status

A police initiative to reduce crime through design has given coveted accreditation to Reynaers at Home’s range of high quality windows and doors.

Reynaers at Home is one of the first aluminium systems companies that has achieved the desirable Secured by Design ‘Police Preferred Specification’ for both its sliding patio doors and bifold doors. Reynaers window products are also accredited so homeowners can be safe in the knowledge that Reynaers at Home’s windows and doors offer not only beautiful designs but also top security.

Automatrics awarded ACPO Secured by Design membership

Automatrics awarded ACPO Secured by Design membership

Automatrics have received the coveted Secured by Design (SBD) Award for Automatrics MTrack products. The Automatrics MTrack Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) unique tracking system is the preferred choice for many owners as it is especially suited to high theft-risk protection. This unique CAT 7 Thatcham Quality Assured tracking system has self-powered or vehicle-powered options. The advanced GPS, GSM and RF three layer location technology enables any vehicle or non-powered asset, such as caravans and trailers, to be tracked and recovered, even in the most challenging of environments, such as underground car parks, in the back of a van or inside a shipping container. Returning 98% of stolen assets back to owners with the support of the police demonstrates why Automatrics could reasonably claim to provide:

Raising the benchmark against ATM ram-raid attacks

Raising the benchmark against ATM ram-raid attacks

Acketts continue to drive quality and standards, as the first company to be awarded Secured by Design certification for an ATM anchorage device, with their ATD (Anti-Theft Device).

The ATD has provided a reliable solution against ram-raid attacks for more than two decades, with proven success in preventing ATM removals against heavy plant, including JCBs, Skip Lorries and car transporters.

Secured by Design welcomes department for communities and local government proposals

Secured by Design welcomes department for communities and local government proposals

Secured by Design firmly welcomes the Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) latest proposals for security standards in the Housing Standards Review consultation, published on 12th September. Secured by Design has been engaged in proactive discussions with the DCLG throughout the process, and these proposals reflect the views expressed across the academia, policing and the security industry. This positive step will ensure that all residents of new homes have good protection from crime at the outset.

Avocet Praises Glazerite for ABS Addition

Avocet Praises Glazerite for ABS Addition

Avocet Hardware has praised Glazerite Windows for its decision to fit its ABS snap secure lock as standard on all of its Secured by Design (SBD) accredited doors.

Raymond Pearce, Avocet Hardware’s head of UK sales, said: “Lock-snapping has become a huge issue in recent years and one of the main reasons for its rise in prevalence is the number of double glazed and uPVC doors being sold with locks that simply aren’t secure.”

Unsafe gates, who is to blame?

Unsafe gates, who is to blame?

Gate Safety Week is designed to bring the issue of automated gate safety to fore. Today it is estimated that more than two thirds of all automated gates installed in the UK, fail to comply with latest legislation and could pose a serious safety risk. But who is to blame for these ‘dangerous’ gates?

The simple truth is that no one person is to blame. There are many professionals associated with the installation of an automated gate and every single one of them has a responsibility to ensure that the gate does not represent a danger to anyone that uses it. When we talk about automated or electric gate safety, there is a tendency to assume the installer is the person to whom all blame should be apportioned in the event of an accident, or worse still, a fatality.
Not true.

Ahmarra achieve Secured by Design accreditation for apartment entrance doorsets

Ahmarra achieve Secured by Design accreditation for apartment entrance doorsets

Ahmarra have developed a range of internal apartment entrance doorsets, which have been designed to meet the Secured by Design (SBD) testing criteria. SBD is the official UK Police flagship initiative supporting ‘designing out crime’ and is owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers.

Kaba Ltd awarded Secured by Design Award for pExtra Cylinders

Kaba Ltd awarded Secured by Design Award for pExtra Cylinders

Kaba Ltd (UK & Ireland) are pleased to announce that they are now a member of Secured by Design, the flagship UK Police initiative to help ‘design out’ crime through the use of high-quality innovative products and processes. On Monday, 15th September 2014, Kaba received a coveted Secured by Design (SBD) Award for their pExtra cylinders, including the Kitemark approved TS007 3-star cylinder pExtra Guard.

Light Switch Timer Sponsors Metropolitan Police Anti-Burglary Initiative

Light Switch Timer Sponsors Metropolitan Police Anti-Burglary Initiative

On Thursday 25th September 2014, the Metropolitan Police in Barnet will be mounting a community engagement event of unprecedented scale, with support from other branches of the Metropolitan Police, key partners and sponsors, including Switched on Products, creators of the only Secured by Design Accredited timed lighting device.

The aim of the initiative is to promote an anti-burglary crime-prevention message, through the Clocks, Locks and Lights message, and the tag line “Do your part, be security smart”.

Cloudview awarded ‘Police Preferred Specification’ status for its cloud-based surveillance solution

Cloudview awarded ‘Police Preferred Specification’ status for its cloud-based surveillance solution

Cloudview has become the first vendor to gain prestigious Police Preferred Specification status for a cloud-based video surveillance solution; an award conferred by Secured by Design, the official UK Police flagship supporting the principles of ‘designing out crime’.

To gain this accreditation, Cloudview was required to pass a series of tests to ensure compliance with a strict set of security and evidential standards, as specified by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Crime Prevention Initiatives.

National Home Security Month Is Back To Bust Winter Burglaries

National Home Security Month Is Back To Bust Winter Burglaries

October 1 marks the start of National Home Security Month (NHSM), a nationwide initiative, supported by Yale, which runs throughout the month and is designed to create awareness around the importance of home security.

To combat the rise in burglary at this time of year, NHSM will feature a series of hints and tips to highlight ways to keep your homes and families safe during the dark nights.

DHF Powered Gate Group launches Gate Safety Week 13-19 October 2014

DHF Powered Gate Group launches Gate Safety Week 13-19 October 2014

Gate safety campaigners have declared a week of action in October in a bid to dramatically improve the safety of automated gates in the UK.

The Powered Gate Group of the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has announced that October 13 – 19 will be Gate Safety Week. But in the weeks running up to the event, the group and its members will be campaigning hard to raise awareness of the risks associated with automated gates.