Paxton Joins Secured by Design After Gaining Coveted Accreditation

Greenville, SC, USA – August 12, 2019

Paxton’s Entry system has received a coveted police accreditation in the UK, confirming it meets a high set of standards when it comes to security and design.

Secured by Design, a UK police crime initiative, has an established Police Preferred Specification accreditation, awarded to products that meet security requirements – signposting people to companies and products that meet its high standards to deter and reduce crime.

In gaining the accreditation, Paxton has now become an SBD Member.

SBD Development Officer Lyn Poole said, “I am delighted that Paxton has joined SBD. Paxton is very highly regarded in the industry, with over three decades of experience. They are the first SBD member company to have their products successfully tested and approved to the UL293 standard, and I am looking forward to working with them going forward”.
Paxton’s Senior Product Manager, Steve Rowlands said, “We’re incredibly proud that our Entry system has been recognized by Secured by Design. Our access control and video intercom systems have been keeping people safe for 30 years and this accreditation recognizes the high standards and principles we’ve always adhered too.”

SBD is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI), a police-owned organization that works on behalf of the Police Service to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives across the UK.

Accredited products must be subject to rigorous testing and additionally be fully certificated by an independent, third-party certification body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) 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.