Leading manufacturer of physical security products, industrial shutters and garage doors, SWS UK, has renewed its membership with the official police security initiative Secured by Design.
Established for over 35 years and with a workforce of more than 100, SWS UK is proud to be a British manufacturer with a long-established reputation for delivering quality products and unrivalled customer service. Operating from purpose-built premises in the picturesque Lune Valley, Lancashire, the impressive manufacturing base includes a large warehouse, modern offices and a state-of-the-art factory. This, in addition to their London based premises has ensured that SWS UK is well equipped for manufacturing on a large scale.
With an in-house Research & Development Department, SWS UK continues to refine its product range, ensuring its range of security shutters, retractable gates, window bars and garage doors are always at the forefront of design and technology. In addition to enhancing the existing range, there remains a strong focus on developing exciting new lines. Consequently, SWS UK’s selection of Secured by Design products continues to broaden despite already being one of the most comprehensive ranges available from any security manufacturer.
Hazel Goss, Secured by Design, said: “It has been a pleasure to renew contracts with SWS UK who have been long standing members of Secured by Design for over 15 years, going back to 2006. They manufacture a wide range of Security Grilles, Shutters and Garage Doors which are excellent products that have achieved Police Preferred Specification. I am looking forward to many more years working alongside them”.
SWS UK’s Commercial Director, Martin Fletcher said ‘we appreciate the importance of engineering products which achieve Secured by Design status. Having this recognised accreditation across many of our product is something we are extremely proud of. It demonstrates our commitment to working alongside SBD to manufacture quality, security products designed to have an impact on crime deterrence.’
Secured by Design (SBD) is owned by the UK Police Service with the specific aim of reducing crime and helping people live more safely.
SBD seek to improve the physical security of buildings and the surrounding area using products, such as doors, windows, locks and walling systems along with fencing systems that meet the SBD Police Preferred Specification security requirements.
In addition, SBD work closely with builders, developers, local authorities and registered housing associations to incorporate the police crime prevention standards into developments from initial concept and design, 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 SBD advice free of charge. Over one million homes have been built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%.
SWS UK’s listing on the Secured by Design website can be viewed here: https://www.securedbydesign.com/member-companies/sbd-members?view=companydetail&account=0011i00000JpvkYAAR