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“Brio are delighted to be associated with Secured by Design. Brio take great pride in developing products that are at the forefront of its sector”

Newcastle's Brio UK has renewed its membership with Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.

Established in the early 1970′s as a subsidiary of PC Henderson, Brio became independent in 1988. Over the next 15 years Brio developed and evolved for the global market, producing cutting edge designs such as Weatherfold exterior folding door hardware, with the Weatherfold 4’s Bi-Folding Door Hardware System achieving SBD’s Police Preferred Specification.

In 2015 Allegion plc, a leading global security products and solutions provider, acquired Brio as part of its Asia Pacific operations.

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You can find out more about Brio’s range of SBD accredited products here: https://www.securedbydesign.com/member-companies/sbd-members?view=companydetail&sbdoldcompanyid=565

SBD Development Officer Alfie Hosker said: "Brio UK have been Secured by Design members for some time now with their Weatherfold 4’s Bi-Folding Door Hardware System, achieving SBD’s Police Preferred Specification.

“I am delighted they are continuing this association into the next decade. This system is being used by a number of major timber doorset fabricators who are producing Bi-Folding Doors across the UK".

Brio UK’s General Manager David Newton, said: “Brio are delighted to be associated with Secured by Design. Brio take great pride in developing products that are at the forefront of its sector and this accreditation shows the Brio’s Weatherfold 4s bi-folding door hardware offers customers peace of mind in terms of security”.

Secured by Design is the national police crime prevention initiative. It is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI), a police owned organisation that works on behalf of Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables 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 each of the four Home Nations 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 subjected to vigorous testing and auditing by an accredited third party organisation before being allowed to carry the SBD logo – this is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security related products in the UK.

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Web: www.briouk.com

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