Secure tool storage company Armorgard renew membership with Secured by Design

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Market-leading manufacturer of secure tool storage and on-site logistical solutions, Armorgard have recently renewed their membership with the official police security initiative, Secured by Design (SBD)

Secure tool storageFollowing vigorous product testing and auditing by an accredited third-party organisation, Armorgard have achieved Secured by Design’s Police Preferred Specification (PPS) on their new and improved version of their best-selling tool and equipment storage solution, ‘TuffBank’.

‘TuffBank’ sets the industry benchmark for quality, now also benefitting from a host of new and improved features alongside optional extras, including the innovative ‘SlamStop’ mechanism for enhanced safety.

With its hardened steel plates and anti-jemmy features, the secure tool storage solution is virtually impossible to break into.

Armorgard’s strict quality control procedures, ergonomic design features, attention to detail and indestructible products are real game changers for secure tool solutions.

For over 30 years, SBD’s product-based accreditation scheme has provided a recognised standard for all security related products that can both deter and reduce crime. SBD work with a range of manufacturers and standards authorities to ensure that security standards are current and up to date with emerging criminal trends.Secure tool storage

Improving the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings

Secured by Design is owned by the UK Police Service and works to improve the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings, with the specific aim to reduce crime and help people live more safely.

SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK.

With over one million homes built to SBD standards, witnessing reductions in crime of up to 87%, SBD plays a hugely significant role in the process of designing out crime by good design. As a result, sustainable reductions in crime have been witnessed each and every year.

Armorgard are the only manufacturer of site tool safes with SBD accreditation

Director at Armorgard, Bruce Mitchell added: “We have our products tested and certified by SBD to give our customers reassurance that they are purchasing the best in the market.

“They’re not just taking our word for it; they have proof from an independent testing body. Armorgard are the only manufacturer of site tool safes and chests with this accreditation, which is what makes us the first choice in the construction industry”.

Armorgard designs and manufactures secure tool storage solutions, manual handling and site safety and are the UK’s brand choice for secure storage solutions and logistical products.

With a clear vision to increase productivity and make workplaces safer across the world through the provision and application of innovative solutions, their universally trusted products are manufactured to the highest quality and are robust, secure and rigorously tested.

Strides towards net zero

Armorgard are now a certified carbon neutral company, having partnered with a global sustainability team, and are making huge strides towards carbon net zero.

Armorgard work with a range of distributors that share their ambition for success, alongside their passion for quality and their dedication to impeccable customer service, ensuring that their success is built upon a solid foundation, with shared culture and values.

secure tool storage‘Armorgard’s TuffBank products help prevent people from becoming victims of crime and having their tools stolen’

Lyn Poole, development officer at Secured by Design commented: “With trades personnel needing secure storage both in vehicles and onsite, Armorgard’s TuffBank products help prevent people from becoming victims of crime and having their tools stolen.

“It is not just an expense for them, but usually requires days out of work whilst trying to source new tools and equipment, and in some cases, even having to keep vans and trucks off the road due to damage.

“It’s an ever-increasing crime especially now that building sites are back to full strength after lockdown and trades people are in high demand as members of the public are once again calling on their services. Armorgard do not just produce great products that do what they say they do; they are a company with experienced and friendly staff. I value the brand tremendously and am very glad they have decided to renew their membership with Secured by Design”.

Secured by Design was established over 30 years ago and works with many partner organisations ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, right through to local authorities, housing associations, architects, developers and manufacturers.

SBD also maintains close links with standards authorities and certification bodies to ensure it remains up to date with emerging criminal trends.

SBD work closely with builders, developers, local authorities and registered housing associations to ensure police crime prevention standards are incorporated from the initial concept and design, right through to construction and completion.

Police forces throughout the UK have specially trained Designing Out Crime Officers (DOCOs) who offer police designing out crime and advice free of charge.

There are currently many hundreds of SBD member companies producing thousands of attack resistant crime prevention products across 30 different crime categories. See the full range of SBD member companies and their product categories here.

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