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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.

DoorJammer Secures Police Accreditation

DoorJammer Secures Police Accreditation

DoorJammer, the new portable door security device, has been accredited by Secured by Design (SBD), the official UK Police flagship initiative supporting ‘designing out crime’. SBD is owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).

New Homes 2014 is Launched

New Homes 2014 is Launched

Flagship UK Police initiative Secured by Design has today (11/03/14) launched New Homes 2014 to aid those developers, architects and planners of new and refurbished homes. The guide sits alongside Secured by Design’s other guidance documents including New Schools and aims to promote best practice solutions to ‘design out crime’ in residential developments and new homes.

Pragmasis Has Launched a New Ground Anchor

Pragmasis Has Launched a New Ground Anchor

Pragmasis has launched a new ground anchor that is removable and a new hasp & staple to improve the security of shed doors and to help stem the increase in theft from sheds.Both British-made products  have Sold Secure approval and has achieved the Police-preferred Secured by Design accreditation.

Veka Now Accredited Across its VEKA and Halo Product Ranges

Veka Now Accredited Across its VEKA and Halo Product Ranges

The VEKA UK Group is committed to supplying some the most innovative and technically-advanced products on the market and is proud to have been awarded the ‘Secured by Design’ accreditation right across its VEKA and Halo product ranges, in addition to already holding the accreditation on its Bowater Doors range

The VEKA UK Group is ‘Secured by Design’ Across The Board

The VEKA UK Group is ‘Secured by Design’ Across The Board

The VEKA UK Group is committed to supplying some the most innovative and technically-advanced products on the market and is proud to have been awarded the ‘Secured by Design’ accreditation right across its VEKA and Halo product ranges, in addition to already holding the accreditation on its Bowater Doors range.

Head of Technical Mark Barsby explains: “Both VEKA and Halo have always been committed to designing products that offer an extremely high level of security for homeowners and commercial customers alike. We are proud to have demonstrated all our systems to meet the requirements of the strict Secured by Design criteria and, as such, we now have full SBD membership.

Top Burglary Hotspots in The UK

Top Burglary Hotspots in The UK

Twelve London postcodes have been included in a list of the top 20 burglary hotspots in the UK.

According to insurance claim figures, people living in the M21 postcode area of Manchester are most likely to have been victims of burglary, with 45.2 claims per thousand people.