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Reach out to the reader – from a safe distance
1st May 2020
While we may usually spend a lot of time at work wishing we were at home, a lot people have been surprised at how much they are reminiscing about shop floor and staff room chat, a catch up in the … Continue reading
Online courses offer ‘backbone’ of organisation’s main function
17th April 2020
In response to the continuing COVID-19 issue, Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has launched its digital training facility, enabling its audience to purchase training courses, online.  Following government recommendations, DHF ceased its face-to-face training the week commencing 23rd March and … Continue reading
Security Advice leaflet for closed businesses launched
17th April 2020
To support businesses in managing their security during the coronavirus pandemic, Secured by Design, the Police Digital Security Centre and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office have put together a leaflet containing the Top 10 Security Tips for Closed Business … Continue reading
Making the most of the great outdoors
17th April 2020
Surveilling security options Homeowners’ desire to make the most of their outdoor space combined with the increase in popularity and affordability of simple to install and use “Smart” security solutions means that selling video surveillance, wireless alarm and doorbell systems … Continue reading
Digitally Aware Certification Scheme Available Free to All SBD Members
17th April 2020
The Police Digital Security Centre (PDSC) is offering all members of Secured by Design the opportunity to participate in the Digitally Aware Certification scheme for free. The PDSC’s Digitally Aware certification scheme, developed exclusively in collaboration with BSI, aims to … Continue reading
Industry research sheds light on ironmongery budget estimates
17th April 2020
New research shows that some types of buildings can incur up to 19% of their total maintenance budget on architectural ironmongery despite the average spend on this being between one and two percent of the value of a new-build. The research from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has analysed … Continue reading
Don’t panic: new emergency exit handle
17th April 2020
A new lever operated outside access device has been launched that allows emergency exit doors in commercial buildings to also become entrance doors without compromising the security of the property. In many cases, doors that are part of the emergency … Continue reading
Burg-Wächter offers community security kits through Secure Communities Scheme
3rd April 2020
Burg-Wächter has today announced it is amending its unique outreach scheme that offers support to community causes.  While the Burg-Wächter Secure Communities Scheme is suspending its cash awards due to the current situation with COVID-19, it is continuing to offer … Continue reading
Snickers LITEWork Working Clothes for the Summer
3rd April 2020
The innovative new quick-drying fabrics in this lightweight workwear make them a must for the summer months. A change of season means a change of focus on what you wear on site. That’s why Snickers NEW LITEWork clothing can help … Continue reading
Lock Lock is Sweet too
3rd April 2020
LockLock, the security handle from Brisant Secure, now comes suited with the Sweet letterbox, numerals and a newly designed two-part knocker.  Not only does it come in all the standard colours you would expect, but also now in rose gold.  … Continue reading
Abloy launches mobile digital key and extremely weatherproof Bluetooth padlock
3rd April 2020
Announced today, the new ABLOY® BEAT locking solution includes a novel digital key, a mobile app and an IP68-rated, weatherproof Bluetooth padlock. The future-proof solution is designed to boost operational efficiency while securing critical infrastructure, commercial institutions and industry sites. … Continue reading
IronmongeryDirect ranked in top 250 UK retailers
3rd April 2020
IronmongeryDirect has been named as one of the top 250 retailers in the RXUK Top500 2020 report, following its performance-led analysis of how leading retailers sell in the UK. The RetailX Top500 Report independently ranks the performance of the largest … Continue reading
Meesons Announce HVM Distributor Agreement with PPG
25th March 2020
Meesons, the UK’s leading specialists in entrance control solutions, has announced an exclusive agreement with Perimeter Protection Group (PPG) to distribute its Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) solutions. The exclusive distributor agreement covers the installation and maintenance of PPG HVM products … Continue reading
Kasp Further Strengthens its Combination Padlocks Range
20th March 2020
Designed and manufactured to the high standards people have come to expect from Kasp, its range of premium quality combination locks is set to be further strengthened with two exciting new additions.  Specifically designed for convenience and optimum weather protection, … Continue reading