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Van Guard’s New Hooklock Obtains Secured By Design Certification

Devon based van lock and security manufacturer, Van Guard Accessories, have joined the UK’s police backed initiative Secured By Design, with their latest ULTI Lock Hooklock attaining another well recognised certification.

As a leading British manufacturer of commercial vehicle accessories, Van Guard’s 2nd generation of van hooklocks, ULTI Lock Hooklock, was first launched at 2021’s MLA Expo in Telford.

With van security the fastest growing sector in their marketplace, Van Guard’s R&D team set about creating a best-in-class product, building a truly robust and secure range of hooklocks for vans. Upon it’s launch the ULTI Lock Hooklock was backed by Sold Secure Automotive Gold Certification and is still the only van hooklock on the UK market to have successfully gone through this impartial and independent 3rd party testing.

“Our latest hooklock is really establishing itself as a pioneering product amongst van lock fitters across the UK.  Since its launch, installer feedback has been nothing short of formidable with customers relishing the opportunity to offer a range of van hooklocks with both the Sold Secure Automotive Gold and Secured by Design certifications behind them.” Damien Connery, Head Of Commercial Strategy – Van Guard


What is Secured By Design?

Secured By Design is owned by the UK Police Service with the specific aim to reduce crime and increase safety for businesses and individuals. Secured by Design is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK, through a Police Preferred Specification. A scheme developed 20 years ago, the product-based accreditation scheme provides a recognised standard for all security products that effectively deter and reduce crime.

Lyn Poole, Development Officer of Secured by Design commented on Van Guard’s new membership.

“I am really pleased to say that Van Guard Accessories Ltd are now Secured by Design members and are already looking to expand on their Secured by Design products shortly. They are an established company with great products, and I look forward to working with them.”