Tindall Engineering join Secured by Design

Tindall Engineering is one of the latest companies to join Secured by Design (SBD), the official police security initiative.

Tindall Engineering have been specialising in security solutions for over 45 years, designing and manufacturing the UK’s most extensively tested and approved range of high security locking systems for physical attack, blast, ballistic and fire performance applications.

Products that now boast the SBD certification include:

  • MICO Modula – mortice single point
  • MICO MSR Multipoint range
  • MICO Rimlock Night latch
  • MICO Elite single point range
  • MICO ABRYLL Single point range
  • MICO INT Multipoint range
  • Vast range of ancillary items ranging from key driven to padlockable

You can find out more about Tindall Engineering and their full range of SBD accredited products here: https://www.securedbydesign.com/member-companies/sbd-members?view=companydetail&account=0011i00000jA9MkAAK

Ryan Ahern, General Manager at Tindall Engineering, said: “We are extremely pleased to announce that we have joined the official police security initiative Secured by Design which has been added to our vast range of accreditations, making MICO products the perfect fit for not only high security but also medium security solutions.

“All our products are put through rigorous physical security and ballistic testing and offer the highest level of corrosion resistance as standard.  In addition, all our products are operational endurance tested ensuing the ultimate performance and durability to give you the peace of mind that MICO is the best security solution to secure your premises.”

SBD Development Officer Doug Skins said: “I am delighted that Tindall Engineering have joined Secured by Design.  They join with a range of products that have achieved Police Preferred Specification and their range of products are specified on a wide range of applications from schools and nationwide retail stores requiring panic hardware through to critical national infrastructure facilities demanding high level security protection. I look forward to working with them over the coming years”.

SBD is the official police security initiative that is owned by the UK Police Service with the specific aim to reduce crime and help people live more safely.

SBD seek to improve the physical security of buildings using products, such as doors, windows, locks and walling 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%.

SBD have many partner organisations, ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies.

SBD developed a product based accreditation scheme over 20 years ago – the Police Preferred Specification, which provides a recognised standard for all security products that can deter and reduce crime. SBD work with manufacturers and standards authorities to ensure that security standards are current and updated to keep pace with emerging crime trends.

There are currently many hundreds of companies producing thousands of attack resistant crime prevention products, across over 30 different crime categories, which have achieved Police Preferred Specification.

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


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