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ARX Security join Secured by Design

Specialists in the manufacturing and supply of integrated, high security perimeter systems worldwide, ARX Security are one of the latest companies to join the official police security initiative Secured by Design.

Based in Castle Donington, Derby in the heart of the United Kingdom, the company manufacture an extensive range of products ranging from Fencing, Gates and Barriers, designed to create a secure environment for people, assets and locations.

The ARX Security range, offering advanced and higher-level security options, are utilised throughout a large number of sectors and industries including:

• Air and Sea Ports
• Sporting Events
• Music Festivals
• Arenas
• Emergency Services, Government and Military
• Education & Schools
• Civic and Public Sector
• Construction and Industrial

ARX Security is a trading arm of Knoxford Ltd, a fully-fledged metal fabrication business where a range of ARX Security products are also manufactured.


Doug Skins, Secured by Design, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome ARX Security as new members of Secured by Design. They join Secured by Design with their ARX Stopper range having achieved Police Preferred Specification and I am really looking forward to working alongside them over the coming years”.

Eric Swithenbank, ARX Security, said, “It is a great honour to be accepted into the membership of the Secured by Design official police security initiative, as the logo and the institution behind the logo are recognised in the security industry as being a leader in the recognition & accreditation of high quality and effective security products available on the market today with a fantastic “go to” website for up to date information on the physical security of assets and information for the general public.

“We are looking forward to working with Doug and the team in the future and hopefully having the ARX Perimeter Security fence also recognised by the SBD team soon.”

The ARX Stopper™ is a Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) Product, designed to slow and halt vehicles from progressing into safe zones or secure areas whether high security installations or pedestrian areas.

As a two part product they are easily transported and erected in a very short period of time and can be connected together by means of chains or poles to offer maximum protection.

Each ARX Stopper™ has arms with crowns situated at the end; if a vehicle comes into contact with the crown of the product, it is designed to tip and penetrate the body or underside of the vehicle to slow it down and eventually halt it. A securing bar locks the two elements of the product together by simply sliding straight through the middle of each. Anchor bars are situated within the arms of the product, to which a steel rope can be secured by a D-Shakle. This adds extra security and rigidity to the overall build.

The ARX Stopper™ holds a Vehicle Attack Standard (VADS) rating from CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure), whose role it is to protect UK national security and to reduce the vulnerability of the UK national infrastructure to a variety of threats such as Terrorism, Espionage and Sabotage.

You can find out more about ARX Security and their Secured by Design accredited products here: