Secured by Design
September 22, 2020 || Crime
In order for a product or service to have a Police Recommendation, that product needs to submitted to a thorough vetting procedure. ‘Secured by Design’ are the official company to carry out this procedure.
Secured by Design was created in 1989, and initially focused on windows and door security. Working with manufacturers, industry bodies, and certification bodies they helped to drive up standards in design and manufacture and security.
They have also worked with Government, to drive crime prevention methods into the planning process for all housing projects.
The company employs ‘Designing Out Crime Officers’. Their job is to work with developers, architects, town planners, local authorities to reduce the potential for criminal activity at the planning stage.
There are over 700 member companies approved by Secured by Design. They in turn have thousands of products that have achieved the Police Preferred Specification. uWatch is one of these companies.
Whilst uWatch has this accreditation, it does not automatically mean a Police Recommendation. The independent Police Constabularies in England and Wales, Police Scotland and the Police Service of Northern Ireland retain that right.
uWatch has worked with a number of Police Forces across the UK, attending and supporting over 30 Local and Rural Crime roadshows. Speaking to Rural Crime officers, landowners, farmers and businesses that could benefit from a product like The Cube.
If you planning a local event, whether you are Rural Crime Officer or a Local Farmers organisation – please get in touch.