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One of the UK's leading suppliers of steel security doors, Latham’s Steel Doors, joins SBD

Latham’s Steel Doors, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of steel security doors, has become one of the latest companies to join Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative which works alongside Police Forces throughout the UK to reduce crime and design out crime.

Latham’s Steel Doors, previously known as AJ Steel Doors, specialise in industry-leading steel security doors for both residential and industrial use including private front doors, commercial security doors, louvred and glazed doors.

Established in 2011 the company has continued to innovate and grow, providing a high quality, cost effective, alternative to traditional doors, to improve both the level of protection, and the aesthetics of buildings.

All of Latham’s steel security doors are fully customisable, with a range of colours, security upgrades, glazing, louvres and access devices, such as code locks. The company proudly maintains that their security doors are manufactured using only galvanised steel.

About Latham’s Steel Doors SBD accredited products:

• Latham’s Steel Security Doorsets – Ultra & Heavy
• M2M2 Hinged Security Doorset
• M2M3 Hinged Security Doorset
• M2M4 Hinged Security Doorset

Locks & Hardware
• UAP 12mm Wide Angle 35-55mm Door Viewers (CVPL)
• UAP 14mm Wide Angle 35-55mm Door Viewers (CVPL)
• UAP 2* TS 007 High Security Escutcheon
• UAP Standard 38-63mm Door Viewers (CIL)
• UAP Swalf 35-55mm Door Viewers (SWALF)
• UAP TS 003 High Security Narrow Door Chains
• UAP+ 1* High Security Euro Cylinder (ZL)
• UAP+ 1* High Security Euro Cylinder with Kinetica Pins (ZL)
• UAP+ 1* Standard Security Euro Cylinder (BZL/NZL/CZL)
• UAP+ 1* Standard Security Euro Cylinder with Kinetica Pins (BZL/NZL/CZL)

Mail Delivery
• UAP The Soterian Letterplate

Other Crime Prevention Products
• UAP MAX6MUM Security Identity Card Slot

Alex Latham, Managing Director of Latham's Steel Doors commented, "We are very proud to have joined the Secured by Design initiative. Having a number of our products accredited by this scheme is a testament to our commitment to security and crime prevention and we look forward to working with Secured by Design going forward".

Sara Giles, Development Officer, Secured by Design, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Latham's Steel Doors to Secured by Design. Companies like Latham's are what the scheme is all about and gives us the opportunity to champion quality, well-made, independently third party certified doors that play a pivotal role in preventing crime in our communities".

Latham’s Steel Doors
Tel: 01384 220050

About Secured by Design
Secured by Design, the national police crime prevention initiative, aims to achieve sustainable reductions in crime through design and other approaches to enable people to live in a safer society.

SBD work in partnership with National and Local Government, British and European standards authorities, trade associations, the construction industry, manufacturers and many other organisations to reduce crime and the fear of crime by incorporating proven crime prevention techniques into the built environment.

SBD have more than 200 SBD trained police officers and staff in Police Forces around the UK. These Designing Out Crime Officers work with architects, developers and local authority planners to build in tried, tested and proven crime prevention techniques at the planning stage to reduce crime and keep communities safe.

SBD seeks to reduce crime by combining minimum standards of physical security like doors, windows and locks that achieve SBD’s Police Preferred Specification standard and proven design principles of the built environment such as natural surveillance and defensible space.

Whilst Police Forces are unable to recommend specific products, SBD can act as an effective gatekeeper deterring and reducing crime by signposting members of the public, businesses and organisations to our 650-member companies and their products on our website. These companies and their products meet our rigorous Police Preferred Specification standards.

Members’ products range from secure and robust doors, windows and locks through to cutting-edge IT products, CCTV components, and shutters and barriers. SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security products in the UK.

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