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Secured By Design: why we’re so proud of this accreditation



Lone Worker Solutions is proud to continue to hold the coveted Secured by Design Award for Safe Hub. Secured by Design (SBD) is the official UK police flagship initiative which aims to reduce crime through effective design of physical security and processes. 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 license to utilise the scheme’s logo.

The SBD 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 SBD-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 utilises 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.

About Lone Worker Solutions

At Lone Worker Solutions, it’s our business to protect employees, managers and shareholders from the risks associated with working alone. This includes the potential hazards faced by staff who work by themselves, remotely, or out-of-sight or earshot of colleagues. When it comes to safety we don't believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach; instead, we tailor our solution to each organisation's exact needs.

About Safe Hub

Safe Hub is an award-winning BS8484:2016 Gold Certified package of emergency, buddy, proactive, reactive, broadcast and virtual barrier protection for lone workers. Safe Hub supports lone and remote workers on the widest possible array of devices including Android, Apple and Windows smartphones, BlackBerrys, standard mobiles, PCs, intrinsically safe devices, specialist personal safety devices and satellite phones.

Gaining SBD approval for Safe Hub is a significant achievement, demonstrating our commitment to safety and sustainability and providing our valued customers with reassurance that our product matches performance claims. SBD accreditation provides Safe Hub with a unique competitive advantage and reiterates its status as a first-class product.

Contact Lone Worker Solutions and the Safe Hub team today

Post by Steve White

Steve is Chief Technical Officer at Lone Worker Solutions (LWS). He works closely with the technical development team and all LWS clients to ensure the effective deployment of Safe Hub. This guarantees the correct integration of Safe Hub with existing and legacy systems, its appropriate scalability, and the efficient operation of systems.