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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%.

New Invention Provides Extended Protection For UK Homeowners

New Invention Provides Extended Protection For UK Homeowners

Switched on Products took the Gold Award for Best New Security Product at this year’s Totally DIY show with its revolutionary security device, impressing the judges with its ease of installation and simplicity.

The new Light Switch Timer is the UK’s first easy install automatic security light solution, which fits quickly and easily over existing wall light switches without the need for any wiring. The device can be fitted to a 1,2 or 3 gang switch instantly allowing you to program your lights to come on and off as required.

Puertas Sanrafael has achieved Q Mark certification

Puertas Sanrafael has achieved Q Mark certification

Secured by Design member company, Puertas Sanrafael, is the first Spanish company to achieve the Q Mark for Enhanced Security Doors with the leading certification body BM TRADA. Established in 1986, the company specializes in designer modern doors and is a leader in style, innovation and customization of doors for any project. Since 2010, Sanrafael’s rapid development in the UK has led to an investment in a growing and demanding market: “This and other future certifications will help Puertas Sanrafael to get involved and immersed in the UK market; customers will be able to buy an entrance door matching the style of their home, creating a balanced interior design with the security offered by a Security Door set”, said Managing Director Miguel Ángel Cepeda.

East Shopping Centre is Secured by Design

East Shopping Centre is Secured by Design

East Shopping Centre is an indoor Asian shopping mall, in the heart of East London’s E7. The new centre was developed on the one-acre plus site of a former bus depot, which is a landmark in the area. It comprises 35 two-storey units, a 17-unit Souk (a smaller marketplace for retailers and local businesses) and a spacious food court. This multi-million pound project, spearheaded by ACR Investments Ltd, is set to generate 150-200 jobs.

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.