Watchtower Security Solutions, a worldwide industry-leading high tech CCTV security system company has been awarded the sought-after Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative. This comes at the same time as the company achieved Gold Membership status with Constructionline, the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management service and Secure by Default, a certification that guarantees that a product reduces vulnerability to cyber crime.
Watchtower Security Solutions build cost effective, industry leading surveillance towers to protect property and sites from criminal activity, working across the UK and in multiple countries around the world. With more than 26 years’ experience in the security industry, Watchtower Security Solutions join SBD with the WT-1 CCTV Tower having achieved Police Preferred Specification.
The WT-1 CCTV Tower is an all-in-one surveillance solution, specifically designed to meet the challenges of securing valuable, remote and vulnerable sites. This latest award makes the tower the only one available that is both CE marked and SBD accredited.
Dominic White, Managing Director at Watchtower Security Solutions said “My team and I are delighted with our new partnership with Secured by Design. The WT-1 CCTV Tower is hugely popular, delivering a high-quality product for clients to a number of markets, including infrastructure, civil engineering, construction, vacant property, utilities, ports, airports and energy farms. We are proud to be the only mobile CCTV Tower of its kind accredited by Secured by Design. Achieving awards like these is reflected in our determination to be a leader within the security sector, providing clients greater assurance about safety, quality and environmental management standards.”
SBD Development Officer Lyn Poole: “I am pleased that Watchtower Solutions have joined Secured by Design. With the increase in developments around the UK construction sites can attract all sorts of problems such as thefts, criminal damage and anti-social behaviour. The WT-1 CCTV Tower can go a long way to deterring offenders and alerting the monitoring centre so Police can be called.”
SBD is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI), a police owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives across the UK. PCPI is a not-for-profit organisation and Board Members include senior police officers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland who control and direct the work PCPI carries out on behalf of the Police Service.
SBD plays a significant crime prevention role in the planning process to design out crime in a wide range of building sectors. It has achieved some significant success including one million homes built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%.
SBD have many partner organisations, ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Police Service through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies to ensure that their publicly available standards actually meet the needs of the police and public alike.
Products must be subject to rigorous testing and additionally be fully certificated by an independent, third-party certification body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) before being allowed to carry the SBD logo – this is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK.
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