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Gate Safe - five years of making gates safe

23 September 2010 marks the fifth anniversary of Gate Safe - the charity founded following the tragic deaths of two young children in separate automated gate accidents - but five years on Gate Safe insists there is still much to be done to improve the safety of automated gates and barriers in the UK.


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“Crime and the fear of crime have a considerable impact on the lives of individuals and their wider communities. We shouldn’t underestimate the role good planning and design has to play in both reducing crime and giving people peace of mind.”
Richard Childs, Managing Director, Secured by Design

Secured by Design a flagship UK police initiative to help ‘design out’ crime through the use of high-quality innovative products and processes.

The principles of the scheme have been proven to reduce the risk of crime and the fear of crime.

Our team of experts can provide comment on a range of issues of interest to consumer and professional audiences, including:

  • Burglaries and how to prevent them
  • Personal safety
  • Innovations in crime prevention/ deterrence
  • Older victims of crime
  • Doorstep sales and bogus callers
  • Security in rented properties
  • The carbon cost of crime
  • Security design in self-build properties
  • Security for small businesses

Accredited products

Our accreditation scheme currently includes over 450 member companies whose products have adhered to our rigorous test standards. Accredited products include:

  • Bicycle security solutions
  • Anti-theft devices
  • Personal security/ lone worker devices
  • Windows, doors and locks
  • IT/ computer security
  • Empty property protection
  • Asset tracking and recovery

For details on member companies and products, contact Edelweiss Arnold on 0203 8623 999 or at marketing@police-cpi.co.uk

We also have a security checklist to help people consider the basics when it comes to protecting their homes and property. Download it here.



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