Press Release: SmartALERT earns UK Police flagship ‘Secured by Design’ certification
SmartALERT, a leading provider of specialist applications and services, has been awarded the prestigious UK Police flagship ‘Secured by Design‘ certification for its state of the art crime reduction applications and products.
Martin Fox, Co-Founder and CEO at SmartALERT states:
Our customers trust us to provide mobile and tablet based applications that deliver either a security or crime reduction benefit. Our products have undergone extensive testing and approval, together with a security audit of our ISO 27001 approved data centre to ensure that this trust is well earned. We entered in to detailed discussions with the Police prior to initiating our development of our growing range of mobile software applications, and we’re now gratified that following an extensive audit by Secured By Design they have certified our compliance with the prerequisites for this award.
Secured by Design is the initiative owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) that aims to reduce crime through effective environmental design. The scheme also calls for the installation of security products that meet police-approved standards. Manufacturers and installers whose products have been certified by an accredited testing body to the specified standards, can apply for Secured by Design membership and licence to utilise the scheme’s logo. Further information on the scheme can be obtained by visiting www.securedbydesign.com.
The Secured by Design logo is the only symbol that guarantees national Police approval of a product, providing architects, planners, specifiers, builders and end customers with reassurance that it provides a realistic level of resistance to criminal attack. It is widely recognised within the building industry and is increasingly being listed as a mandatory requirement in tenders.
Utilising Secured by Design accredited products helps meet the Crime and Disorder Act and for developers to demonstrate what they are doing to reduce crime. Planners recognise the effectiveness of Secured by Design and creating a development that is SBD compliant and/or utlises SBD-accredited building and security products is a quick and simple way to ensure compliance with new guidelines. Consumers and specifiers are also recognising that SBD provides an easy route to help identify which of the many technical standards indicates a product is an effective crime prevention measure.
Notes to editors:
SmartALERT are the developers behind the SmartEXCLUSION application, the UK’s first multi-platform and multi-sector self-exclusion solution for the gambling sector. SmartALERT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smart Plus Group, founded by Martin Fox and Paul Harris in 2013 and based in Birmingham, UK.
Smart Plus Group have developed innovative solutions for TV advertising replacement for bars, pubs and other public outlets and supported brands like Budweiser during the FIFA World Cup 2014. Together with the development of other applications to assist businesses in conforming to legal and legislative procedures. For more information visithttp://www.smartalert.org.uk
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